Cycle parking in Trafalgar Square

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3164
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What are you doing to provide secure and supervised cycle parking in or around Trafalgar Square?

Answer

Answer for Cycle parking in Trafalgar Square

Answer for Cycle parking in Trafalgar Square

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In response to the strike by some London Underground tube drivers in June, TfL provided secure, supervised cycle parking at Trafalgar Square. This was a temporary measure designed to meet the demand generated by those who cycled as an alternative and it had good public take up.

More generally, I am aware that there is a shortage of provision for cycle parking in this area. Some provision has been made for cyclists in the Abingdon Street car park and there may be spare capacity for cycle parking in other underground car parks within the Westminster security zone. TfL is continuing to explore what might be possible.

TfL has this year been working with the Cross River Partnership to establish a secure cycle park in a Westminster City Council owned car park. Progress is dependent on the City Council reaching favourable contractual arrangements with its car park managers.