Changes to the B1 and B2 parking zones

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In response to concerns raised by residents, we are looking at whether to change how the B1 and B2 controlled parking zones operate. The proposed changes will impact everybody in the area, even those who don’t own a car and we are keen to hear from as many people as possible before we make a final decision.

How controlled parking zones (CPZ) work

A CPZ is an area where specified hours of parking control apply. CPZ’s are designed to be used in areas where parking is in high demand. Parking bays are mainly provided for use by resident permit holders.

Resident Permits allow residents to park all day in their designated mini zone (e.g. A2, C1 etc.) and for up to 3 hours in any other mini zone. There are also spaces for business permit holders and in some areas, people without permits can pay to park using the RingGo phone service. Double yellow lines are used to protect access, particularly for emergency vehicles, and to keep traffic moving.

Vehicles parked in a CPZ during the hours it is in operation may receive a parking ticket (also known as a PCN) if they are not displaying the right permit.

Issues raised in zones B1 and B2

  • Lack of parking spaces for residents returning home during the early evening.
  • Free parking occupied by non-residents on the weekend, especially on days where there are events at the London Stadium.
  • The existing hours of control for B1 and B2, which finish at 5.30pm, are not long enough.

Proposals

The existing operational hours are Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 5.30pm in mini zone B1 and Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm in mini zone B2.

One option is for the east side of mini zones B1 and B2 to become new zones (B5 and B6) and for their operational hours to be increased to operate on Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to either 7.30pm or 9.30pm. The existing operational times of mini zones B1 and B2 will remain the same as they are now.

There is also the option for no change to be made which would mean the current arrangements continued as they are now.

This map shows the boundaries of the proposed zones.

To have your say, please complete our short survey before 26 October 2020.

What happens next

Your opinion matters and it is important that you let us know what you think about how parking operates in your area. The results of this consultation will be used when making a decision.

If there is clear support for changes to be made, the next stage will be for a formal consultation to be carried out. This will show the details of the final proposal and provides a 21 day period during which any objections to the proposals can be made. Any objections that are received will have to be considered before a final decision is made about introducing the changes.

In response to concerns raised by residents, we are looking at whether to change how the B1 and B2 controlled parking zones operate. The proposed changes will impact everybody in the area, even those who don’t own a car and we are keen to hear from as many people as possible before we make a final decision.

How controlled parking zones (CPZ) work

A CPZ is an area where specified hours of parking control apply. CPZ’s are designed to be used in areas where parking is in high demand. Parking bays are mainly provided for use by resident permit holders.

Resident Permits allow residents to park all day in their designated mini zone (e.g. A2, C1 etc.) and for up to 3 hours in any other mini zone. There are also spaces for business permit holders and in some areas, people without permits can pay to park using the RingGo phone service. Double yellow lines are used to protect access, particularly for emergency vehicles, and to keep traffic moving.

Vehicles parked in a CPZ during the hours it is in operation may receive a parking ticket (also known as a PCN) if they are not displaying the right permit.

Issues raised in zones B1 and B2

  • Lack of parking spaces for residents returning home during the early evening.
  • Free parking occupied by non-residents on the weekend, especially on days where there are events at the London Stadium.
  • The existing hours of control for B1 and B2, which finish at 5.30pm, are not long enough.

Proposals

The existing operational hours are Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 5.30pm in mini zone B1 and Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm in mini zone B2.

One option is for the east side of mini zones B1 and B2 to become new zones (B5 and B6) and for their operational hours to be increased to operate on Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to either 7.30pm or 9.30pm. The existing operational times of mini zones B1 and B2 will remain the same as they are now.

There is also the option for no change to be made which would mean the current arrangements continued as they are now.

This map shows the boundaries of the proposed zones.

To have your say, please complete our short survey before 26 October 2020.

What happens next

Your opinion matters and it is important that you let us know what you think about how parking operates in your area. The results of this consultation will be used when making a decision.

If there is clear support for changes to be made, the next stage will be for a formal consultation to be carried out. This will show the details of the final proposal and provides a 21 day period during which any objections to the proposals can be made. Any objections that are received will have to be considered before a final decision is made about introducing the changes.