Parking

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0525
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Mayor's 2012 manifesto pledged that he would "call on each borough to review parking in non-residential, strategic shopping areas to reduce any negative impact on businesses". When did the Mayor issue this call and how many boroughs subsequently undertook such a review?

Answer

Answer for Parking

Answer for Parking

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Boroughs are directly responsible for managing the controlled parking on borough roads. Boroughs review parking in key town centres and other retail areas, including statutory consultation, and will take into account the balance of needs for constrained kerbside supply. This update on activity is often mentioned in the statutory Annual Parking Reports that are available to the public on Council websites. Government introduced in 2015, under statutory guidance to the Traffic Management Act 2014, a right to challenge which encourages local residents and businesses to petition their local Council if they feel that a review of parking on street design or policy were desirable.

Following my 2012 manifesto commitment, officers at Transport for London (TfL) encouraged their borough counterparts to look afresh at what could be done through parking and loading arrangements to support local shopping streets. All the London boroughs have since undertaken parking and loading reviews within their areas that have sought to address a wider range of issues than the needs of local traders and businesses. The figures below have been supplied by TfL and show the numbers of such reviews undertaken by the boroughs in the years since I made my commitment.

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Numbers of parking and loading reviews

406

641

609