Park Lane cycle lane

Park Lane cycle lane

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simonrockman

Original Poster:

6,876 posts

258 months

Tuesday 15th November 2022
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I cycle, Park Lane is part of my commute, and yet I think the Park Lane cycle lane is in the running to be Khan's most brain-dead move ever. It's two lanes Northbound you'd not use it because there is a beautiful cycle lane in Hyde Park. (apparently, that's only for "leisure cyclists", commuters should use the road) and southbound I don't want to fight my way across, If I did I'd use the park and as I don't I want to be on the right side of the road for my exit at the bottom. It also gives me the chance to gawp at Bob Forstner and Aston Martin.

Also a 20mph speed limit on a major dual carriageway highway is stupid.

Fortunately there is a consultation, of course it is written in a way that if you just tick boxes it'll give the answer they want. You need to write in the free text "the restrictions should be removed"

https://haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/park-lane?utm_sourc...

dontlookdown

1,837 posts

96 months

Tuesday 15th November 2022
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I agree tbh. I did use it a couple of times when it was new just for the novelty value of cycling along Park Lane without having to dodge the traffic, but now I just go through Hyde Park if I want to go North/South there. That route feeds into the rest of the cycle network much more smoothly.

bigandclever

13,866 posts

241 months

Tuesday 15th November 2022
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In a contrary view, I could see why they'd want 'commuters' to be moved out of the park. Anecdotally (of course!) the number of cyclist / pedestrian interfaces I saw when I walked through on my daily commute was many. Mostly between gawping, dawdling tourists and the lycra louts going way faster than the Park's suggested 10mph.

simonrockman

Original Poster:

6,876 posts

258 months

Tuesday 15th November 2022
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In my response I suggested that they data mine Strava to see what the usage is like.

bigandclever

13,866 posts

241 months

Tuesday 15th November 2022
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simonrockman said:
In my response I suggested that they data mine Strava to see what the usage is like.
During the monitoring phase in 2016, before the initial set of changes was made, the fastest they saw on the Broad Walk was 32mph at 18:58 on a Wednesday. Speedy smile

dontlookdown

1,837 posts

96 months

Tuesday 15th November 2022
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Quite agree that some/many cyclists go too fast through the park. But the road cycle route needs to plug in to the adjoining network more smoothly if they want people to use it more.

Newc

1,924 posts

185 months

Wednesday 12th July 2023
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Well in an almost unforseeable* turn of events, Khan has decided to ignore the results of the Park Lane public consultation and make the northbound and hyde park corner gridlock a permanent feature.



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