Thursday, 17 May 2012

Thames Jubilee event at Battersea discourages cycling

The website for the ticketed Thames Diamond Jubilee Festival big event in Battersea Park is quite clear:

Nearest Stations: Clapham Junction, Fulham Broadway and Victoria
General Parking is not available at Battersea Park. Travel on Public Transport is strongly recommended.
There will not be designated parking for coaches or other methods of private transport.
I'd have thought it would have made sense to encourage people to cycle to the event and to provide a load of cycle stands.

Of course there's a chance that the organisers didn't give a moment's thought about cycling being a means of private transport.