Proposed Motorcycle Parking Charges

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Closes 1 Nov 2021

Introduction

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.