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Major Road Closures in the Royal Borough on August 4th

Friday, 2nd August 2013

On Sunday 4 August over 20,000 cyclists ride through the Royal Borough for Prudential‘s RideLondon causing major road closures and parking restrictions in the RBKC Borough.

The Mayor’s office and Transport for London (the organisers of the event) have issued warnings to Kensington and Chelsea residents over parking on any part of the stated course.

The event causes significant traffic disruptions each year with major roads and bridges closed to traffic. Parking along the route is completely suspended each year, with residents’ unmoved cars being removed after Saturday 3 August. Those residents with parking permits are entitled to concessionary rates in the Kensington Town Hall car park in Hornton Street. 

The road closures around the route take effect early morning on 4 August to make sure the route is secure and ready for the 100 mile cycling event. Local river crossings and roads closed to traffic but not pedestrians on Sunday 4 August include:

A4 (westbound closure only between Warwick Road and Hogarth roundabout) - closed from 5am to approximately 2.30pm. 

A4 (closed in both directions between Hyde Park Corner and Warwick Road) - closed from 5am to approximately 2.30pm

Battersea Bridge - closed from 5am to approximately 7.15pm

Albert Bridge- closed from 5am to approximately 7.15pm

King's Road (between Gunter Grove and Putney Bridge) - closed from 5am to approximately 7.15pm

Ashburnham Road - closed from 5am to approximately 7.15pm

Cremorne Road - closed from 5am to approximately 7.15pm

Cheyne Walk - closed from 5am to approximately 7.15pm

Chelsea Embankment - closed from 5am to approximately 7.15pm

Chelsea Bridge - closed from 5am to approximately 7.15pm

Chiswick Bridge - closed from 5am to approximately 7.15pm

Putney Bridge - closed from 5am to approximately 7.15pm

Grosvenor Road - closed from 5am to approximately 7.30pm

Millbank - closed from 5am to approximately 7.30pm

Vauxhall Bridge - closed from 5am to approximately 7.30pm

Lambeth Bridge - closed from 5am to approximately 7.30pm

Westminster Bridge - closed from 5am to approximately 7.30pm

Councillor Timothy Coleridge, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: 'Roads right across London and out to Surrey will be closed to allow this event to take place. Road closures on such a large scale will inevitably cause disruption. The best way to minimise any inconvenience is to plan ahead and try to avoid driving close to the route if at all possible'.

'If you normally park your car on the route make sure that you don't on Sunday 4 August as it may be towed away'.

Full details of the event are posted here.


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