HC Deb 24 October 1935 vol 305 c301
58. Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he will consider the advisability of installing automatic traffic-lights in Regent's and other appropriate royal parks with a view to regulating the increased volume of traffic which now passes through these parks?


Automatic traffic lights have been installed by the local authorities at certain of the gates to the royal parks and inside Hyde Park near Albert Gate, but I have received no suggestion that this system of traffic control would be an improvement at any other points inside the parks.

Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the restrictions imposed on motorists in the main thoroughfares tends to concentrate motor traffic in the parks to the consequent danger to children and pedestrians in the parks?


I am fully aware that the quantity of vehicles using routes, particularly through routes, in the parks is on the increase, but I am not clear that at any particular point inside the parks automatic lighting control would be better than the existing police control.