CYCLISTS could get their own dedicated gate giving access to Greenwich Park, if planning permission is given by the council.
An application has been submitted to the council by the Royal Parks to install a new gate in the centre of the St Mary's Gate at the north west end of the park.
Under current arrangements, cyclists and pedestrians have to share gates on either side of the main vehicle gates once they are closed to traffic.
The new proposals, which have been designed in consultation with English Heritage, would see the central panel replaced with a new gate, designed in the same style, solely for cyclists.
The planning application says the change to the Grade-II listed wrought iron gate is "necessary to balance the needs of road, path and park users." It's hoped that the work will be paid for from a TFL fund for improving "Greenways" across London.
Work on the Blackheath Gate, at the other end of The Avenue, is expected to be completed by early next year.