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To: Zac Goldsmith MP

Ban Cars from Richmond Park

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Mike Head
Ban Cars from Richmond Park

We want to take cars out of Richmond Park and create a safer and pollution free environment for people to enjoy. We want a ban on cars commuting through Richmond Park during the week. On weekends we want cars to be restricted to accessing the car parks from the nearest gate.

Why is this important?

Richmond Park is a National Nature Reserve, an SSSI and a Grade 1 Listed landscape. The weekend closure would not only enhance the experience for cyclists and other users but would also promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the natural and physical environment of the Park, and its peace and natural beauty for the benefit the public and future generations.

The park is a great asset for SW London, it should be a safe place for families to explore and for people to ride bicycles around without having the roads jammed up with cars.

London, United Kingdom

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Reasons for signing

  • Way too dangerous, and bad for the wildlife. It's about time
  • The Park is our National Heritage and one of the few areas in London that is a unique nature reserve. Surely we want to preserve it for future generations. Sometimes, especially on the day before Lockdown ( which was a Sunday ) the tailback of cars and the abundance of professional/? cyclists careering around utterly freaked out the deer. They looked quite positively trapped. I felt so sad for them and walked out of the park very quickly.
  • I signed to signpost everyone here to the larger petition here https://www.change.org/p/let-s-make-our-royal-parks-safe-for-everyone

Updates

2020-06-24 17:10:15 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2015-01-04 00:53:10 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-12-29 20:29:27 +0000

100 signatures reached

2014-05-07 20:57:48 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-02-27 11:59:51 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-02-25 15:31:19 +0000

10 signatures reached