Stop and Shop Bays: proposal to increase parking time from 20 to 30 minutes at many Red Route parking bays

Closed 16 Sep 2013

Opened 20 Aug 2013

Overview

Transport for London (TfL) is consulting on a Mayoral pledge to increase free parking on many of London’s red routes from 20 minutes to 30 minutes.  It is hoped the changes will help revitalise high streets, provide a boost for small businesses across the capital and provide more flexibility for people who wish to park and shop, pay a bill or run an errand.

The plans, which are a Mayoral manifesto commitment, would affect around 600 parking bays on TfL’s Red Route network across London.  The changes will be made to all parking bays that currently allow 20mins parking within the following boroughs:

Barnet
Bromley
Camden
City of London
Croydon
Ealing
Greenwich
Hammersmith & Fulham
Hounslow
Islington
Kingston
Lambeth
Lewisham
Merton
Redbridge
Richmond
Sutton
Wandsworth
Westminster

These plans will not affect loading bays on the Red Routes – which will continue to permit people to load or unload for 20 minutes. The plans will not affect disabled badge holders using parking bays – who can continue to use them for an unlimited period during permitted hours.

The proposal has already been subject to informal consultation with 22 affected London Boroughs – of which the 19 identified above supported the change. 

TfL are now carrying out Statutory Consultation to make the required changes to the legal traffic orders.  Street notices have been erected in the affected bays, which ask that any objections or other representations should be made in writing to Transport for London, Streets Traffic Order Team, Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ quoting reference TD/PI/STOT/TRO/GLA/2013/0416-0422.  Representations should arrive before 16 September 2013 and they may be communicated to other persons who may be affected.

Areas

  • Barnet
  • Bromley
  • Camden
  • City of London
  • Croydon
  • Ealing
  • Greenwich
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Hounslow
  • Islington
  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Merton
  • Redbridge
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • Sutton
  • Wandsworth
  • Westminster

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators

Interests

  • Street Management