Lambeth Shops and Parking

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-02-21
Session date: 
February 21, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0479
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I have been in contact recently with several small business owners from across Lambeth, who are suffering badly as a result of the Councils' over stringent parking controls and a lack of short stay parking bays for shoppers. I recently attended a public meeting hosted by the Kennington Association and met several more unhappy shopkeepers and I am now undertaking a survey of shopkeepers to ascertain the extent of the problem. The shops often form the hub of the communities they serve and their loss is extremely damaging to local people and the local economy. Will you give a commitment that TfL will work to assist Lambeth with finding suitable solutions, such as the use of bus lanes for short stay parking during hours when the bus routes are not operational, and finding more short stay parking and loading bays along and adjacent to TFL red routes?

Answer

Answer for Lambeth Shops and Parking

Answer for Lambeth Shops and Parking

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As you know, parking controls in Lambeth outside area of Red Route control are the responsibility of the Council as traffic and highway authority. TfL would be pleased to work constructively with Council officers to review the problems and opportunities to achieve a workable balance between the competing demands, both on its Red Routes and Lambeth's roads.