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Richmond Park traffic reduction trial starts this week

Categories: East Sheen,East Sheen News,News

Cars will be allowed to enter Richmond Park again as the Royal Parks start a 6-month trial to restrict some through traffic in the park. 

From Saturday 15th of August, motor vehicles will be allowed to drive between Kingston, Ham, Richmond and Roehampton gates on weekdays. Motor vehicles will not be allowed to use Sheen Gate (except for accessing Sheen Gate Car Park). On weekends, all cut-through between Roehampton, Sheen and Richmond gates will be restricted. Here is a map of the trial scheme.

Visitors may still drive to the park, but generally only to the nearest parking lot(s). Kingston and Broomfield Hill Car Parks will only be accessible from Kingston Gate, and Sheen Car Park will only be accessible from Sheen Gate. On weekends, Pen Ponds, Robin Hood and Roehampton Car Parks will only be accessible from Roehampton Gate, while Pembroke Lodge and Isabella Car Park (blue badge only) is accessible from Kingston, Ham and Richmond Gate.

The park will run a consultation about the trial in November and December 2020 and the trial will conclude in February 2021.

Royal Parks recommend signing up to the Movement Strategy mailing list through their website so you can receive updates. 

Author: Bori Kiss

Bori has been a member of the ESV team for a few years now. She loves long walks in Richmond Park and coffee that's not too hot to drink.