East Dulwich parking study and healthier streets consultation

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Proposed parking zone

At time of writing (mid December 2018) we have received 98 requests for permit parking for residents within East Dulwich since 2015 and we expect this number to increase since the adjacent Dog Kennel Hill zone has gone live (please make requests using our online request form). During January 2019 therefore we will carry out a study on the possible introduction of a parking zone and ideas for making the streets healthier in a network of streets in East Dulwich.

The proposals take into account the need to accommodate occasional workers such as tradespeople in the area and the inclusion of a town centre in the zone. We are taking on board recent research published by TfL that has found that people walking, cycling and using public transport spend the most in their local shops, spending 40% more each month than car drivers. We are also using evidence from other zones in the borough that has shown that parking space increased by 40% to take the opportunity to improve the environment for walking, with places to rest and greening, to add more cycle parking for a range of cycles, and to improve bus journey times. The proposals therefore aim to both improve parking for residents and support businesses while creating more healthy streets for people from all walks of life encouraging active travel and improving wellbeing.

Consultation

Have your say

The consultation will run from 11 January to 28 February 2019. All postal addresses within the study area will receive a consultation pack including the following:

  • Questionnaire (pdf, 101kb) (can be completed on-line or by post, it gives an opportunity for all residents and businesses to select their preferred day/time of operation and zone design should the zone go ahead, as well as to provide feedback on healthy street proposals, visitors to the area will also be able to have their say)
  • Consultation information (pdf, 608kb) (including information on permits and pricing, proposed healthier streets ideas and locations, proposals to support high street economy, effect on health, wellbeing and the wider economy, details of drop-in session and business consultation meeting)
  • Myth busting document (pdf, 37kb)
  • Feasibility drawings (proposed layout and two preliminary designs for making the streets more healthy):

Have your say

Project process

We have a thorough process to follow when deciding whether to implement a new parking zone. The key processes, past, present and future, and predicted timescales are summarised as follows:

  • Late 2018 - consultation methods and boundaries agreed by the Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport Management and Air Quality
  • January - February 2019 - informal consultation including drop-in session and separate meeting for business owners as well as a presentation at Community Council
  • April 2019 - Draft consultation findings and recommendations presented at community council Saturday 27 April 2019 2.30 pm
  • May 2019 - Final report presented to cabinet member for decision making. Report (including revised designs) will be made available online
  • Summer 2019 - statutory consultation on revised design
  • Summer/Autumn 2019 - determination of objections, if any. Implementation of the parking zone, subject to outcome of determination

Page last updated: 18 February 2019