London Plan - cycle parking at rail stations

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2193
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The London Plan states that cycle parking provision at stations is "to be considered on a case by case basis through liaison with Transport for London (TfL)." TfL are currently developing a portfolio of more than 50 station sites, and there is no provision for public cycle hubs. Will you ensure that TfL is compelled, through the next London Plan, to make such provision?

Answer

Answer for London Plan - cycle parking at rail stations

Answer for London Plan - cycle parking at rail stations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Encouraging cycling is an important part of my Healthy Streets agenda, and there must be cycle parking available across London to support this.

All existing cycle parking standards are being reviewed as part of the development of the new London Plan, including those for new and redeveloped stations. This will look to find ways to deliver additional cycle parking, while reflecting how local demand can vary considerably between different sites. More widely, this review will explore how additional cycle parking in the public realm can be secured where it is most needed, including at and around stations.

There are a number of station sites on TfL land that are being developed to help deliver affordable housing. They will be subject to the cycle parking standards in the London Plan. In order to support the objectives of my draft Transport Strategy, TfL will consider opportunities at these sites to provide publically accessible cycle parking spaces as well as other improvements to the public realm.