Traffic Order S371 - Kempsford Gardens

Closes 27 Jul 2022

Opened 15 Jun 2022

Overview

The Council has received requests from residents 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 convert three metres (10ft) of residents’ parking to a cycle hangar bay outside No. 2 Kempsford Gardens and conversion of a further two metres (7ft) of residents’ parking to single yellow line (hours of control Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 6.30pm) outside No. 2A Kempsford Gardens.  The cycle hangar cannot be located at the end of the residents' bay because of the presence of a tree which would impede the use of the cycle hangar. Therefore, it is proposed that the last two metres of this residents’ bay be converted to single yellow line to provide more loading space for vehicles loading and unloading.

Each on-street cycle hangar unit provides space for six residents’ bicycles. Similar bike hangar spaces in the borough are currently rentable at a cost of £72 per year and if this unit went ahead, the spaces 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. The design can differ depending on the outcome of procurement.  

Why your views matter

We are seeking your views on conversion of three metres (10ft) of residents’ parking to a cycle hangar bay outside No. 2 Kempsford Gardens and conversion of a further two metres (7ft) of residents’ parking to single yellow line (hours of control Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 6.30pm) outside No. 2A Kempsford Gardens. 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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This section of residents’ parking is 78 metres (256ft) long with space for 15 cars. Reducing the bay by five metres (16ft) would leave 72 metres (246ft) and space for 14 cars. The highest occupancy for this bay in the most recent survey in September 2018 was 87 per cent during weekday evenings (two spaces free). Residents’ parking permit numbers have decreased by six percent since the survey was completed.

Give us your views

Areas

  • Earl's Court

Interests

  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Highways
  • Parking
  • Transport
  • Parking and Traffic Consultations