The Royal Parks are set to make the temporary road closure through Greenwich Park permanent.
The organisation that manages the park made the announcement this morning.
The road runs through the park from Blackheath Avenue to King William Walk.
Closures were implemented in 2020. A year later the former Greenwich cabinet member for transport asked for the road to be reopened for vehicles though the Royal Parks declined to follow that request.
Other changes in Greenwich are also on the agenda. Last week plans for pedestrianisation of Greenwich town centre were again raised by Transport for London though funding remains limited.
Plans to alter the one-way system have existed for many years. I recently covered proposals.
As for the park, the Royal Parks state consultation responses show support for continued closure.
Tom Jarvis, Director of Parks said: “As custodians of some of London’s finest green spaces, we’re delighted to announce that the successful trials to reduce cut-through traffic in our outer parks will be made permanent. The decision is a key part of ensuring The Royal Parks is delivering on its charitable objects.
“We’d like to thank all those who have been involved in the project since it was launched in July 2020, particularly those who responded to our public consultations.
“We’re looking forward to engaging with our stakeholders and the local communities to see how we may repurpose the spaces available, now that certain roads are closed permanently to vehicles.”