Parking enforcement at Market Place/Falloden Way (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2591
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you act upon the traders' petition for removal of the loading bays in Market Place/ Falloden Way NW11?

Answer

Answer for Parking enforcement at Market Place/Falloden Way (3)

Answer for Parking enforcement at Market Place/Falloden Way (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Hampstead Gardens Suburb Residents Association has petitioned TfL requesting that the loading bay in the vicinity of 35 The Market Place, Falloden Way be converted to a parking bay.

The section of the A1 that forms part of TfL Road Network (TLRN) in the vicinity of The Market Place is red route clearway. The inset bay provided accommodates the Bus Stop for routes 102 and H3, a loading bay for '20 minutes' and parking provision for up to eight vehicles for '1 hour no return for 2 hours'.

A survey of parking usage of The Market Place facility has been undertaken which observed parking in the AM peak (08:00-10:00) and PM peak (16:00-18:00) over 5 days from 25 May 2012 to 1 June 2012. The survey showed that between 08:00-10:00 there was an average of two spaces available in the main parking area at all times. Both the disabled bay and loading bay were used from time to time. In the evenings from 16:00-18:00 there was an average of three spaces available in the main parking area at all times. Again, both the disabled bay and loading bay were used on an infrequent basis. It was also observed that when the loading bay was occupied delivery vehicles stop in the near side lane of the A1 causing an obstruction and thereby reducing the capacity of the A1 in the vicinity of The Market Place.

On this basis it is not proposed to make any changes to the parking and loading arrangements at this time. However, I have requested that a more in-depth study be commissioned in the very near future covering the hours from 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and, subject to the findings, changes to the parking and loading arrangements will be re-considered.