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The Royal Parks makes cut-through traffic reduction trials permanent in Richmond Park, Bushy Park and Greenwich Park

The Royal Parks charity will retain measures to reduce the impact of cut-through traffic in Richmond, Bushy and Greenwich Parks on a permanent basis. This follows the completion of a two-year trial, a comprehensive park visitor engagement exercise and a detailed traffic analysis, monitoring and evaluation programme.

In Richmond Park, there will be a permanent restriction on all through-traffic between Broomfield Hill Car Park and Robin Hood Car Park and a permanent closure of the vehicle link between Sheen Gate and Sheen Cross. Additionally, at weekends and public holidays, all cut-through traffic will be restricted between Roehampton and Richmond Gates.

In Bushy Park, Chestnut Avenue will remain permanently closed to vehicle traffic between Teddington and Hampton Court Gates.

In Greenwich Park, The Avenue will remain permanently closed to vehicle traffic.

Consultation responses from across the parks indicated that a majority of respondents supported the proposals. With the closure of the roads, The Royal Parks will look to explore how the space will be repurposed, engaging with local communities and park visitors on measures that help to improve the parks.