Pedestrians crossing South Carriage Drive
Hyde Park

Consultation on permanent weekday road closure of South Carriage Drive

We are holding a six-week public consultation on whether South Carriage Drive in Hyde Park should be permanently closed to motor traffic on weekdays, in addition to existing weekend closures.

The consultation is running from 5 February to 17 March to gather the views of local residents, park visitors and any groups who may be affected.  

An analysis of the results and the outcome will be published here on our web site, following the conclusion of the consultation.

Historically, South Carriage Drive has always been closed to traffic on Sundays. In 2020, we consulted on and trialled an extension of this closure to include Saturdays, as part of our commitment to reducing the volume of cut-through traffic in the park, improving the park experience for visitors and opening up new spaces for everyone to enjoy. However, at the same time, TfL introduced a new cycle lane on Park Lane that intersects with South Carriage Drive. To address safety concerns between cars and cyclists, we temporarily closed South Carriage Drive to all traffic, seven days a week. This has been in place for more than three years.

We are now consulting on keeping South Carriage Drive permanently closed to motor traffic on weekdays as well as weekends, to ensure that pedestrians and cyclists experience a safe and welcoming entrance to the park every day.

Provide feedback online

To take part in the consultation survey please click the button below.

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Provide feedback in person

Fieldworkers from our independent research company will be in Hyde Park on the following days to gather information from visitors:

Date Time Location
Sunday 11 February 10am - 4pm Hyde Park Corner
Monday 12 February 10am - 4pm Hyde Park Corner
Friday 16 February 10am - 4pm Hyde Park Corner
Saturday 17 February 10am - 4pm Diana Car Park
Sunday 18 February 10am - 4pm Hyde Park Corner
Thursday 22 February 10am - 4pm Hyde Park Corner
Saturday 24 February 10am - 4pm Hyde Park Corner
Monday 26 February 10am - 4pm Diana Car Park
Thursday 7 March 10am - 4pm Hyde Park Corner
Saturday 9 March 10am - 4pm Triangle Car Park
Sunday 10 March 10am - 4pm Hyde Park Corner
Thursday 14 March 10am - 4pm Hyde Park Corner
Friday 15 March 10am - 4pm Triangle Car Park
Saturday 16 March 10am - 4pm Hyde Park Corner