Westminster Dockless E-Scooter and Cycle Hire Parking Trial (Phase 3)

Posted on: 22/05/2024

Westminster City Council – Consultation on Experimental Traffic Management Scheme

WSP is the agent acting on behalf of Westminster City Council for an experimental traffic management scheme which will:

  • introduce additional dockless e-scooter and cycle hire parking bays on the carriageway, replacing existing parking facilities or waiting restrictions; and
  • amend existing dockless e-scooter and cycle hire parking bays.

This scheme expands upon the e-scooter bays introduced experimentally in 2021, providing new dual use bays in which both e-scooters and hired e-bikes can be left.

The e-scooter / cycle hire parking places can only be used by rental e-scooters provided through the experimental trial being run by Transport for London (TfL), London Councils and participating London Boroughs AND by authorised dockless e-bikes (currently provided and managed by Dott, Lime and TIER).

Details of the locations for the parking places are provided in the attached PDF document. This document contains the DRAFT Notice of Making and Statement of Reasons, and the drawings which show the new parking layouts at each location.

The scheme will be introduced on a trial basis, by means of Experimental Traffic Orders made under the provisions of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, so that its operation and impact on the surrounding area can be monitored and, if necessary, suspended or modified without delay.

In anticipation of the launch of this new trial, WSP would be pleased to receive any preliminary observations or comments you may wish to make on these proposed parking changes, by email, by 12th June 2024, quoting the reference 8010/LH/3 in any response.

The Experimental Traffic Orders are expected to become operational on 15th July 2024 and will continue in force for a maximum period of 18 months. After the changes have been in force for a minimum period of six months without change, the City Council will consider whether the scheme should be retained on a permanent basis, depending on the success of the measures.

We would also be pleased to receive any comments you may wish to make during the first six months of the trial once it is operational. At the end of the six-month evaluation period, all responses received by this date will be forwarded to the City Council for consideration. The City Council will then decide whether to make the scheme permanent or modify or abandon the scheme.

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