Railings separating the Thames and the Thames path next to Bishop's Park in Fulham showing a no cycling sign

Thames path closed to runners and cyclists 10am to 6pm over holiday weekend

The Thames river path will be closed for cyclists and runners for the Bank Holiday weekend 10am-6pm to enforce social distancing.

The temporary measure, which lasts from Friday morning to early Monday evening, is in response to public health concerns about the risk to river path users. Walkers will still be able to use the path.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council, in co-ordination with the police, will enforce the closure for cyclists and runners on the path from Chiswick Mall in the north of the borough to Putney Bridge in the south.

Cyclists and runners will be asked to use alternative routes and the measure will be backed up by police and warden patrols. The passage by the historic Dove pub will also be closed to all.

On Hammersmith Bridge a queuing system is also being temporarily introduced to avoid people overtaking each other and to ensure the two metre rule is enforced. Marshalls will be in place to explain the procedure to bridge users.

Cllr Wesley Harcourt, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “We want everyone to enjoy the long weekend in the safest possible way. Stay home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives.”

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