Hyde Park: Section F - South Carriage Drive, Broad Walk and Serpentine Road

Closed 29 Mar 2015

Opened 9 Feb 2015

Overview

Proposals include

  • Segregated two-way cycle track on South Carriage Drive replaces some footway
  • Crossing area for cyclists leaving Hyde Park to access the Cycle Hire docking station on the southern side of South Carriage Drive.
  • Zebra crossing replaced with new signalised shared crossing for pedestrians and cyclists with additional width to accommodate numbers of cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Existing link from Broadwalk to Rotten Row to be relocated to the edge of South Carriage Drive. Sand horse ride to be diverted and grass areas to be expanded.
  • Improved cycle link to Park Lane
     

Segregated two-way cycle track on South Carriage Drive replaces some footway

  • The cycle track would be at carriageway level on the northern side of South Carriage Drive and would be 4 metres wide
  • It would be separated from other traffic by kerbed island between 2.8 and 4.6 metres wide
  • No coloured surfacing would be used
  • In order to introduce a segregated two way cycle track we would reduce the footways on either side of South Carriage Drive
  • The footways on the southern side of South Carriage Drive between Albert Gate and Apsley Gate would be reduced to an average width of 4.5 metres
  • The footways would be reduced by an average of 2 metres to a minimum width of 3.3 metres.

East-West Cycle Superhighway Section F - South Carriage Drive, Broad Walk, and Serpentine Road (PDF)
 

Crossing area for cyclists leaving Hyde Park to access the Cycle Hire docking station on the southern side of South Carriage Drive.

  • A crossing area would be provided by making a 3 metre wide break in the segregation to access the Cycle Hire docking station on the southern side of South Carriage Drive.
     

Zebra crossing replaced with new signalised toucan crossing for pedestrians and cyclists

  • The existing zebra crossing would be replaced by a wider shared pedestrian-cycle crossing
  • The crossing would be signalised to make it safer for the high volumes of pedestrians and cyclists entering the park
  • The northern footway would be widened by about 8 metres in order to provide more space for pedestrian and cycle movements
     

New cycle track connecting South Carriage Drive and Rotten Row/ Serpentine Road/  Broad Walk  and sand horse ride diverted into the park and grass area extended

  • A new cycle track on the northern side of the junction to provide a connection with Rotten Row/ Serpentine Road and Broad Walk
  • The horse ride would be relocated to an existing footway slightly west of its existing location which would connect to the horse ride adjacent to Rotten Row
     

Improved cycle link to Park Lane

  • A new 1.5 metre wide track would be made for eastbound cyclists travelling to Park Lane
  • No coloured surfacing would be used
     

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.
 

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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