Regent’s Park in heavy traffic
The Regent’s Park film sequences were shot on 15th October between 08:30 and 9:00 am. They show how the large numbers of motor vehicles totally ruin what should be a peaceful journey through the park for cyclists, runners and pedestrians. They also illustrate the hazards to vulnerable road users due to queues of motors and anxious drivers trying to squeeze in. They hint at the extra air pollution emitted by motors and inhaled by the cyclists trying to get past and pedestrians (including joggers) trying to squeeze through.
Cycle tour around Parc de la Tête d’Or in Lyon
Let us compare this with the video of le Parc de la Tête d’Or in Lyon. With 117 ha, the area is very similar to Regent’s Park at 166 ha. It also has large iron gates. There is a big lake with boating, a large and posh restaurant, a zoo, a velodrome, a war memorial, a rose garden, greenhouses, etc. It’s free of motor vehicles, apart from a few police and gardening vans. The most relevant fact for us: coaches and restaurant customers have a single access point.