Rental e-Bike Cycle Parking Bays (2024)

Closed 17 Apr 2024

Opened 6 Mar 2024


Rental e-bikes have become a regular sight on borough streets and can be a convenient alternative to public transport or driving. The number of trips made by rental e-bikes has increased greatly in Kensington and Chelsea over the last few years. We recognise that parking of rental e-bikes on narrow footways can cause a nuisance to residents, particularly where the footway is obstructed for those using wheelchairs or buggies. In September 2023, we implemented a number of designated e-bike parking bays to help prevent bikes left inconsiderately.

The Council is now proposing to create additional dedicated parking bays for use by e-bike hire operators and their customers, in existing parking bays across the borough. The new bays aim to help fill gaps in our current e-bike parking network, and to help address the problem of overspilling in popular existing rental e-bike bays.  We are not proposing to permit more e-bikes to be deployed in the borough, rather this will allow us to bring more control to where bikes are parked.

In order to introduce these bays in the carriageway, we need to make changes to our traffic management orders. The locations of the proposed on-street parking bays can be found in the notice below:

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Why your views matter

We are seeking your views on provision of 80 new rental e-bike parking bay locations across the borough. Your comments will help us decide whether to proceed with the proposals. An example of a marked rental e-bike parking bay is shown below:

Please use our online survey below to select the location you would like to respond to and provide your comments.

If you have any queries or require assistance in other languages, please contact the Sustainable Transport Team by email at or by phone at  020 7361 3628.


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