Kensington and Chelsea

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What are your views on the proposed changes by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea to change the provision of parking for motorbikes and what impact do you think this will have on the congestion charge zone if motorcyclists revert to using cars?


Answer for Kensington and Chelsea

Answer for Kensington and Chelsea

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Residents parking permit schemes for motorcycles have been in place in RB Kensington & Chelsea for over 5 years, so the concept is not new. The borough is proposing an increase in the overall number of spaces available to powered two wheelers, and this policy should be welcomed. The residents' bays will also benefit from added security measures. I welcome these improvements but I don not feel the burden should fall on motorcyclists.I understand that there is also an increase in the price for parking. I also understand that visitor access to free motorcycle parking bays is unaffected by this proposal.