Traffic Management Plan
Access & egress points
All guests will be informed that the arrival and exit point is the Main Gate, off Kew Green, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB. In accordance with Gardens policy towards visitors, guests will be encouraged to take public transport whenever possible to minimise environmental impact, reduce parking congestion and promote zero tolerance for drink-driving.
Arrival by taxi
A marshal will be present at the Main Gate to help passengers alight and ensure that the taxis move on as quickly as possible.
Arrival by coach
Should guests have organised coaches to get them to Kew from their offices we will inform the operator that:
1. All coaches must arrive at the Main Gate, off Kew Green, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB. The coaches must approach the Main Gate from an easterly direction and depart in a westerly direction once the guests have alighted.
2. There will be a sufficient time delay between each coach departing to reduce the number of coaches unloading to a maximum of one at any one time.
Departure by taxi
During the event, and until the last guest has departed, a taxi marshal will take bookings for any guests wishing to depart by taxi.
To pick up guests, taxis will be directed by a marshal to enter the Gardens through the Main Gate and continue straight up to the Orangery. Here a marshal will direct the taxis to turn around using the natural roundabout and they will be redirected down towards the Nash Conservatory where they will wait for guests departing the event. Once full, the taxis will then be directed out of the Main Gate, departing in a westerly direction.
This will ensure that all waiting taxis are within the Gardens to reduce noise pollution and ensure that Kew Green remains unobstructed.
Departure on foot
Guests departing on foot will exit via the side of the Main Gate. Crowd barriers will be placed so as to separate pedestrians from traffic.
Departure by coach
Should a client require coaches to collect their guests, which is very rare, up to 2 coaches will wait by the Main Gate, ensuring the free flow of traffic around them. Any additional coaches will wait off site and be called as required. Small minibuses can wait inside the Gardens. Coaches will only be allowed access to the Main Gate when needed to pick up guests, and drivers will be instructed to turn off engines until it is time to depart.
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