Finchley Central tube station car park

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3250
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Finchley Central tube station car park entrance sign says that Blue Badge owners can park in designated bays for free. On October 6th, a constituent   parked in a designated bay displaying his Blue Badge as required yet received a fine notice for £100. Is this fair?

Answer

Finchley Central tube station car park

Finchley Central tube station car park

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is committed to offering a wide range of accessible transport options so that everyone can get around. As part of this, TfL offers free parking in designated bays for registered Blue Badge holders at all its car parks, including Finchley Central tube station car park.

Notices at Finchley Central car park explain that this car park has Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology. Therefore, all drivers, including Blue Badge holders, need to register their vehicle at one of the terminals in the car park. Once registered, the Blue Badge holder is able to park for free.

After confirming that your constituent possessed a Blue Badge, the Penalty Charge Notice issued was dropped. TfL is actively working with National Car Parks (NCP) to make sure instructions for Blue Badge holders in its ANPR car parks are clear and simple to understand.