Parking regulations

MQT on 2008-06-18
Session date: 
June 18, 2008
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The mish-mash of parking regulations across London is confusing many drivers. Different roads have different starting/stopping times for paid parking and the times at which bus lanes are in operation vary greatly. Further confusion is cause by controlled Zones, which are indicated by signs that often seem to contradict yellow plate signs.

Do you agree that the current situation is quite confusing and that there should be greater consistency across London?


Answer for Parking regulations

Answer for Parking regulations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London is a large city with parking regulations managed by TfL on the red routes and the 33 London Boroughs on all other roads. Parking regulations are designed to reflect local needs and priorities so it is no surprise that parking and traffic regulations vary. A Code of Practice on Parking Enforcement to which TfL and the boroughs subscribe has existed for many years to maintain consistency. A City Charter agreement is now in place to enable London Councils and the GLA to work together more effectively; this could well help London's local authorities finding a way to reduce confusion with parking regulations and achieving a significant degree of regulatory consistency across London for the future. I will ask TfL and the Boroughs to get together to see how this can be progressed.