Proposed Motorcycle Parking Charges

Closed 1 Nov 2021

Opened 9 Aug 2021

Results updated 3 May 2022

Please see the results of the consultation through the below link:



Motorcycles currently park for free throughout Lewisham. That is set to change with the proposed introduction of emissions-based parking charges.

After declaring a climate emergency in 2019, Lewisham Council launched its Climate Emergency Action Plan, detailing how it intended to tackle the issue, and outlining its aims to become carbon neutral by 2030. Lewisham Council - Making Lewisham carbon neutral by 2030: our climate emergency declaration

To help tackle air pollution and protect the health of residents, the council introduced emissions-based parking permits for cars and vans in April 2020. The scheme has proved successful. Given that motorcycles are known to emit harmful pollutants, which can cause cardiovascular disease, we propose that they also pay parking charges.

Motorcyclists would need to purchase permits or pay per session in order to park in permit holder bays, Pay & Display/short-stay bays, and other bays throughout the borough, unless the signage indicates that parking is free for all vehicles.

Cabinet report

Please find below the report that was presented to the Mayor and Cabinet on 14 July. Please read the report before completing the online survey.


Why your views matter

We recognise that the introduction of parking charges for motorcycles will have a big impact. Therefore, we would like to hear your views.

If you are a resident who owns a motorcycle, we would like to hear from you. We would also like to hear from any local business owners that the changes will affect, plus anybody who commutes into the borough by motorcycle.

However, we welcome all responses.

Please click “Online Survey” to give any comments or feedback about the proposed introduction of motorcycle permits and short-stay parking charges throughout the borough.

However, if you would prefer a paper version of the survey, please contact


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  • Blackheath
  • Brockley
  • Catford South
  • Crofton Park
  • Downham
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  • Forest Hill
  • Grove Park
  • Ladywell
  • Lee Green
  • Lewisham Central
  • Perry Vale
  • Rushey Green
  • Sydenham
  • Telegraph Hill


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