Traffic Order S329 - Blenheim Crescent

Closed 23 Feb 2022

Opened 12 Jan 2022


Following a request from residents, the Council has approved a Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy bid for secure cycle parking. Residents living in flats experience particular difficulty storing bicycles at home and much existing cycle parking on-street does not offer high levels of security.  The proposal is to introduce one secure cycle hangar unit opposite no. 131 Blenheim Crescent.

Each on-street cycle hangar unit provides space for six residents’ bicycles. The spaces are rentable at a cost of £72 per year and would be available for rent on a first come, first served basis. 

An example of a green bicycle hangar at the kerbsidePictured above is an example of a cycle hangar 

Why your views matter

We are seeking your views on conversion of 3 metres (10ft) of residents’ parking to a cycle hangar bay opposite No. 131 Blenheim Crescent. This area will accommodate an on-street cycle hangar unit. Your comments will help us decide whether to proceed with the proposals as planned.

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The section of residents’ parking is approximately 140 metres (459ft) -  long enough for 28 cars. This proposal would leave two lengths of residents’ parking, on either side of the cycle hangar bay. The section south of the cycle hangar bay would be 20 metres (66ft) with space for four cars to park. The section north of the cycle hangar bay would be 117 metres (384ft) with space for 23 cars to park. This would be a net loss of one residents’ parking space.

The highest occupancy level in the most recent occupancy survey in September 2018, was on Saturday afternoon, where it was at 90 per cent occupied. This equates to 25 of 28 spaces occupied, and three spaces free.

Therefore, the loss of one residents’ parking space should not adversely affect residents’ ability to park near their home.

Officers have looked to see if there is any single yellow line which could be converted to residents’ parking to mitigate the loss of residents’ parking, but were unable to find any suitable single yellow line for such a conversion in the area.


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