Central London Cycle parking

MQT on 2009-10-14
Session date: 
October 14, 2009
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your answer to question 2520/2009, you informed that you had requested TfL to work with the Central London boroughs and others to find cost effective ways to provide more cycle parking both on and off the public highway. What is your target number of cycle parking spaces and will you oblige each borough to install a minimum amount of these? What will be your course of action if the boroughs fail to comply?


Answer for Central London Cycle parking

Answer for Central London Cycle parking

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have made a manifesto commitment to provide 66,000 cycle parking spaces by 2012 and many of these will be on Borough roads or on land or in buildings that are not Transport for London owned or managed. This requires a contribution from a number of TfL work streams and delivery mechanisms. The boroughs together will need to provide between 10,000 and 15,000 cycle parking spaces each year and this will be an important element of my 'Biking Boroughs' initiative.

I have found that the best way to achieve such objectives is through sharing of good practice, strategic planning and collaborative working between TfL, London boroughs and other agencies. Many changes and improvements have become commonplace once there is tangible example of the benefits for a neighbouring borough or community.