Will parking or loading be affected?March 9, 2020 0 COMMENTS
We want to understand how businesses deliver their goods and how parking and loading is accessed or not. We will use site surveys to assess the usage of parking and loading bays and will aim to minimise the impacts on businesses and deliveries.
We know that 75 per cent of congestion on London’s roads is caused simply by there being too great a demand for limited street space. By encouraging more people to walk, cycle and use public transport for their journeys, which are more space-efficient modes of travel, we can maximise road capacity and enable London’s roads to be more reliable for freight, services and other essential journeys made by motorised vehicles.
Cycle parking is also more economically efficient than car parking: one car parking space can hold up to eight cycles, resulting in a higher spend per square meter.
The Street Appeal report, developed by UCL on TfL’s behalf, studies the impact of improvements to the street environment in London town centres and high streets.
The research found that street improvements return substantial benefits to the users of the streets, including local businesses and people visiting the area. For example, the study found a 17% decline in retail vacancy rates between improved and unimproved streets.
Read the full report:street-appeal
Sylvia is the current Brent Cycling Campaign Coordinator. She is a Cricklewood resident and a cargobike mum of two.