The Albert Gate cycle scheme was the first major pedal cycle facility to be implemented in London. It provides a cycle connection between the northern part of Belgravia and Hyde Park across two main radial traffic routes on the edge of the central business and entertainment district. It will form part of a planned route known as the Ambassador cycle route linking Paddington inn the north and Battersea Park in the south. The scheme includes two signal controlled junctions incorporating cycle facilities for crossing Knightsbridge (A4) and South Carriage Drive with peak hour flows of 4500 and 2100 vehicles per hour respectively. The junctions are connected by Albert Gate a one way street with two general traffic lanes separated by a contra-flow lane. The facility is approached from the north by a cycle track footpath and from the south by a with-flow off-side cycle lane in a one way street adjacent to a contra-flow lane for southbound cycles. The scheme is complicated by the inclusion of a control system to allow the signing and signalling to be modified each night when Hyde Park is closed. The facility was implemented in July 1982 with the help of research funds from the Department of Transport. (Author/TRRL)

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    • This paper was presented at Seminar K, Traffic Operation and Management, held at the PTRC 11th Annual Summer Meeting, University of Sussex, England, 4-7 July, 1983.
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  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 29-40

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  • Accession Number: 00382687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-112-4
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume P240
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM