Parking for powered two-wheelers

Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Question By: 
Graham Tope
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone


What plans do you have to improve parking facilities in London for owners of powered two-wheelers? .


Answer for Parking for powered two-wheelers

Answer for Parking for powered two-wheelers

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

TfL is directly responsible for the designation of parking spaces on the red route network (which accounts for 5% of London's roads). It has provided parking spaces for motorcyclists in appropriate locations on the red routes and will consider requests for additional provision where there is demand and it is practical. In several of these locations motorcycles may secure their machines to dedicated metal railings to help reduce the incidence of theft. On other roads, it is for the boroughs to weigh up competing parking needs and make provision accordingly. TfL has engaged the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to undertake a survey of demand and supply for motorcycle parking within central London, which is the area of focus for most enquiries/requests. This work will be completed in the spring and will identify areas of stress where boroughs may consider amending the balance of parking supply in favour of additional provision for motorcycles. TfL is prepared to consider funding borough motorcycle parking improvements through the Borough Spending Plan process.Owing to the limited supply of on-street parking space, boroughs are also looking at providing improved facilities for motorcycles in public car parks, and I welcome these initiatives. For example, the Corporation of London provides free parking spaces for motorcycles in its car parks. Through the development of the London Plan and Borough Unitary Development Plans, there is also an increasing recognition of the need to consider the provision of motorcycle parking in development proposals. .