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Sustrans: ‘London park car charges will boost cycling’

Organisation gets behind plans that discourage car use
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Sustainable transport charity Sustrans has lent its weight to a proposal to introduce parking charges to London’s Royal Parks, saying it will encourage people to visit the parks via walking or cycling.

Both Richmond and Bushy Park are in line to see car parking charges to discourage car use. The two parks already have nearby dedicated cycle space in the form of route four of the National Cycle Network. Sustrans is looking to develop more in the area.

“The high levels of traffic in and around the parks, particularly Richmond Park, has a negative effect both on park users and residents,” explained Carl Pittam, director of Sustrans in London.

“This kind of measure is necessary to protect the park environment and to encourage people towards more healthy and environmentally-friendly forms of transport.

“Around 40 per cent of people across London do not have access to a car, so making the London parks accessible and useable by bike, foot or public transport, should be the priority to make them an experience that can be enjoyed by all.”

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