Hyde Park: Section D - West Carriage Drive and South Carriage Drive

Closed 29 Mar 2015

Opened 9 Feb 2015

Overview

Proposals include:

  • Bypass for cyclists between West Carriage Drive and South Carriage Drive adjacent to the existing horse ride
  • New footway replaces relocated horse ride
  • Horse ride diverted via Rotten Row around eastern edge of tennis and bowls centre
  • Junction re-designed with improved pedestrian and cycle crossings
  • Footways widened
  • Changes to car parking
     

Bypass for cyclists between West Carriage Drive and South Carriage Drive

  • A off carriageway two way cycle track would be provided to enable cyclists to bypass the signal junction at West Carriage Drive and South Carriage Drive.
     

New footway replaces horse ride

  • A pedestrian footway would be created in the park next to the cycle bypass, connecting to the tennis and bowls centre
  • This would replace the existing horse ride which would be relocated to the eastern side of the tennis and bowls centre

East-West Cycle Superhighway Section D - West Carriage Drive and South Carriage Drive (PDF)
 

Horse ride diverted via Rotten Row around eastern edge of tennis and bowls centre

  • A new pedestrian footway would replace the current horse ride, which would be diverted around the eastern and northern edges of the tennis and bowls centre, connecting into the horse ride adjacent to Rotten Row
     

Junction re-designed with improved pedestrian and cycle crossings

Northbound cyclists entering from Kensington Road would use a new mandatory cycle lane to access a shared pedestrian and cycle crossing on the north-west corner of the junction. This crossing would allow cyclists to join the East-West route on South and West Carriage Drive.

  • We would replace the short left turn lane on West Carriage Drive with a new cycle feeder land and ASL for southbound cyclists leaving the park. We would allow vehicles to turn left and ahead from a single traffic lane.
  • A segregated two way track would be provided for westbound cyclists not using the East-West route. Shared pedestrian and cycle crossings would be provided across South Carriage Drive and West Carriage Drive
  • The footway on the northern and eastern sides of the junction would be widened by up to 4.5 metres to provide more space and better cater for pedestrian and cycle movements
  • The footway connecting to the tennis and bowls centre would be widened and re-landscaped
     

Footways widened

The existing cycle track on the western footway would be removed which would increase the width of footway in some sections to a width of 3.8 metres

The existing cycle track on the eastern footway would be removed which would increase the width of footway in some sections to a width of 2.6 metres


Changes to car parking

  • All of the existing parking spaces on South Carriage Drive would be retained
  • The existing parking bays would be inset on both sides of the road
  • To create space for the cycle track, the parking on the south side of North Carriage Drive would be inset and the footway would be reduced by about 3 metres
  • One blue badge parking space on the north side of North Carriage Drive would be relocated to the opposite side of the road
     

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