Section A: Green Park

Closed 29 Mar 2015

Opened 9 Feb 2015

Overview


The existing horse ride on Constitution Hill would be converted into a two way cycle track and the footway widened, to better cater for the needs of users in this area.
 

Signalised cycle crossing on Constitution Hill

  • We would introduce a signalised cycle crossing to the north of the existing pedestrian crossing on Constitution Hill
  • This would assist cyclists joining and leaving the route to and from the Victoria area
  • We would provide a waiting area on the southern footway for cyclists using the crossing
     

Shared-use area

  • Cyclists would travel between Constitution Hill and The Mall (North Horse Ride) using the existing shared-use area
  • We would introduce mitigation measures where the shared area meets Constitution Hill and The Mall (North Horse Ride) to help encourage appropriate cycling speed
  • We will use improved signage on the footway to highlight the route to both cyclists and pedestrians

Section A - Green Park (PDF)
 

Other proposals include:

  • Cyclists travelling west on The Mall would be able to join The Mall (North Horse Ride) using a dropped kerb and on the footway
     

Traffic impact of these proposals

The overall proposals for the East-West Cycle Superhighway are expected to mean longer journeys for motorists and bus, coach and taxi passengers at busy times, although we have made changes to the overall scheme to reduce the impact. Please see tfl.gov.uk/cycle-east-west for more information. The proposed changes to the road layouts in the parks are not in themselves expected to have a significant impact on traffic, although motorists affected by the traffic restrictions at the junction of Storey’s Gate, Horse Guards Road and North Carriage Drive would need to find alternative routes.

TfL is developing wider traffic management plans for central London to help reduce the traffic impacts of this proposed scheme and others, including those proposed by London local authorities and developers. This will include investing in advanced traffic signal technology to allow us to better manage traffic depending on differing conditions at any given time. There will also be customer information to enable road users to make informed journey choices and campaigns to encourage road users to check before they travel.

Please click here for a summary of predicted journey time impacts through the overall scheme area for road users.
 

Go to Section B - The Mall (North Horse Ride)

 

Areas

  • Westminster

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators
  • Taxi trade
  • Transport for London
  • Taxi customers and other stakeholders

Interests

  • Cycling