Stop & Shop Bays

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2930
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Would the Mayor instruct TfL to ensure that, where there are 'Stop & Shop' car parking bays on TfL roads, cycle parking is also provided, in order to support local businesses and encourage more Londoners to cycle?

Answer

Answer for Stop & Shop Bays

Answer for Stop & Shop Bays

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has a comprehensive cycle parking programme which includes the installation of cycle parking stands on the TLRN.

TfL's TLRN cycle parking programme prioritises installation on those areas of the network which have the highest demand for cycle parking, which by their nature tend to be those areas with shops, local services, transport interchanges or other destinations to which people regularly travel. This includes many locations where 'Stop & Shop' car parking bays may be found.

TfL identifies locations for cycle parking installation through surveys, requests from members of the public and the London boroughs, officers' knowledge of the network and through alignment with other programmes.

For example, where guardrail is removed to which cycles have been attached previously, locations are sought for the installation of cycle parking spaces. TfL will continue to consider areas with 'Stop & Shop' parking as possible locations for additional cycle parking

Of course, it is not always possible to install cycle parking in some areas due to a lack of available space on the footway and need to ensure the safe passage of pedestrians, and clearance between cycles and vehicles on the carriageway, or issues with conflict with statutory utilities that may be located beneath the surface of the footway.