Additional cycle parking

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2321
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given the popularity of the additional cycle parking that has been provided during the Olympics will you now commit to making it permanent?

Answer

Answer for Additional cycle parking

Answer for Additional cycle parking

Answered By: 
The Mayor

During the course of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a variety of different cycle parking was provided to cater for the additional cyclist demand.

Much of the additional cycle parking was to allow for London 2012 spectators to park at venues or events across the capital, including the Olympic Park and road events. This cycle parking will not be made permanent in the short term due to the temporary nature of the demand in these locations. However, TfL is committed to ensuring a continued cycling legacy as part of the Olympic Park transformation.

Additional temporary cycle parks were also introduced in 15 locations across central London in locations of significant employment density, to provide additional cycle parking for the expected uplift in commuter cycling. TfL undertook monitoring of these locations over the course of the Games and will be reviewing the usage figures to determine the requirement for permanent parking at these locations in the future.

Of course, TfL is continuing to invest in its London wide cycle parking programme and is working with its delivery partners to identify appropriate locations to increase the number of permanent cycle parking spaces on street, at schools, stations and workplaces and in residential areas.