Proposed Secure Cycle Parking Unit (BIKEHANGAR) - Upper Park Road

Closed 23 Mar 2018

Opened 27 Feb 2018

Overview

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

PROPOSALS: Install two new secure cycle parking units on Upper Park Road junction with Tasker Road

We are writing to seek your views on the Council’s proposal to provide secure cycle parking units (‘bikehangars’) at Upper Park Road junction with Tasker Road. In Camden there is a growing demand from residents living in high density dwellings (such as high rise flats or large multiple occupancy Victorian housing spread over several floors where space is limited), for sheltered secure cycle parking close to their property.

We know that a lack of secure long-term cycle parking deters some people from cycling in Camden. In order to address this and promote walking and cycling (one of the key objectives of Camden’s Transport Strategy), the Council has started a programme to provide secure cycle parking units in locations across the borough where there is demand. So far the Council has installed 22 on-street Cyclehoop Bikehangars across the borough, with more cycle parking units planned for the coming years as we have over 600 requests received to date. All the current bikehangar units in Camden are fully occupied. The units are installed on the carriageway in order to prevent obstruction to narrow footways, generally the units would replace single/double yellow lines where feasible to minimise the loss of on street marked parking bays.

By introducing these units cycle parking security for residents will be improved, encouraging the use of sustainable forms of transport, and helping to reduce traffic congestion on Camden’s streets.

On Upper Park Road, we are proposing the following. This is also shown on the drawing included whic can be found by clicking HERE:

-        Removing two small sections of 2.5metrs of existing single yellow line on both sides of Upper Park Road junction with Tasker Road. This would result in overall reduction in 5metres (1 car parking space) of single yellow line.

To ensure the scheme is successful and in line with Camden’s Transport Strategy there is a registration criteria for the user to meet. The criteria prioritise residents that:

  • Live on the street (or adjacent one) where the secure cycle parking unit is proposed
  • Do not have a Controlled Parking Zone Permit, (or would be prepared to give theirs up)
  • Do not have suitable outside space to store a bicycle

During the previous public consultation for secure cycle parking units, several residents’ responded that they would like to have a choice on the look and feel of the type of cycle parking unit that would be installed on the street. We are now able to offer you a choice of two different types of units, and are asking you to let us know your preference. To help you decide, we have included key information for each type of unit, one made by Cyclehoop and the second by Asgard this information can be found by clicking HERE 

Frequently Asked Questions

Key information on both type of hangars such as security can be accessed by clicking the releavant links for each type of hangar click CYCLEHOOP or ASGARD

Why We Are Consulting

THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT

The Council will be pleased to hear your views on the proposals we are consulting on as well as any alternative suggestions or objections you may have to any aspect of the scheme.

When responding to this consultation you must clearly indicate your preferred choice of bikehangar either Cyclehoop or Asgard and respond to the consultation no later than FRIDAY 23 MARCH 2018.  This consultation has also been sent via post to all affected persons. 

HOW DO I RESPOND?

Please submit your response to this consultation via one of the following three options below.  Clearly indicate your preferred choice of bikehangar either Cyclehoop or Asgard.

Please Note: You MUST give your full postal address when responding to the consultation if you want us to consider your views. If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, only ONE reply will be accepted.

Option 1 Online – submit your response by completing the online suvery link placed at the bottom of this webpage. 

Option 2 Email – submit your response via email to: richard.walter@camden.gov.uk

Option 3 Post – submit your response using the following free post address (no stamp required) Transport Strategy Service, 5th Floor, 5PS, FREEPOST RSLT-RJBR-TXAA, London Borough of Camden, Town Hall, Judd Street, London,  WC1H 9JE.

Equality & Diversity monitoring form

The form can be found by clicking HERE and has been included with this consultation letter and is voluntary for you to complete. You can complete the form if you believe your protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 maybe impacted by our proposals. This form must be submitted separately to your overall consultation response using the freepost address or via email outlined in this letter. Any information you provide on this form will help us in making an informed decision on the scheme.

Who is being consulted?

All affected property frontages inclusive of businesses, local groups, statutory groups and ward councillors. While it will not be possible to reply to your individually, all comments will be taken into account. At the end of this consultation period, a report will be written analysing the comments received and officers’ recommendations. This report will be presented to the Director of Regeneration and Planning (Supporting Communities Directorate) who will make a decision whether or not to proceed with the scheme.

Under the Local Government Access to Information Act 1985, your consultation response will be available for inspection if required; however, your personal details will remain confidential. Please only write to us with matters associated with this consultation. If you do have any further questions or require clarification about the proposed scheme, please do not hesitate contact Richard Walter on the contact details located at the top right corner of this webpage. 

 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

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  • Community and living
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