Motorcycle parking boost

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Motorcyclists in Kensington and Chelsea are set to benefit from improved parking facilities.

The Council has increased the capacity of free parking bays in popular visitor areas and residents will see the introduction of the first secure lockable bays for permit holders.

The changes come on the back of a 120% rise in motorcycle permit holders in the Royal Borough since 2000.

Cllr Daniel Moylan, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Planning Policy, Housing Policy and Transportation, said: “The Royal Borough is committed to providing the best possible parking facilities in the limited space available to meet the needs of all users. Demand for motorcycle parking has increased significantly since the introduction of the congestion charge in 2003 and we expect this trend to persist as the congestion charge zone continues to expand.”

Under the scheme, the total number of motorcycle parking spaces will increase from approximately 1,600 at present to 2,600, giving every resident access to a parking bay within a few minutes walk of their home and ensuring adequate free visitor parking in commercial areas.

All new permit bays are fitted with ground anchors to deter theft.

To find the location of bays around the Royal Borough, visit the website




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Ben Purvis

By Ben Purvis