Don’t know of any reason why i may want to park in eltham myself but that is a result, well done.
As you are now the parking czar …Do you think it would be worth me trying to get a no parking area designated in front of my gate which is the daily route in and out of our property for 3 or more bikes ?.
our road has unrestricted parking but t*ssers keep on parking right up to or on the curb making access difficult.
There is no drop curb as such but the people with driveways dont have em either as the curbs are very low.
Who would i contact parking/highways ?
or should i post this in jetstreams agony collumn for some sensible and obviously very helpful advise ?
Jetstream has already had some dealings of this sort in the dim and distant past.
The first people you contact are the council. However they are unlikely to be too helpful, in our experience. They might say you have to fund the cost of dropping the kerb, if that is on the cards (in Harrow a few years ago they had a %age per street they would “allow” this to be done to). They might well say it’s not their problem and will then direct you to some other office who don’t answer the phone.
Just a thought - have seen in some places people put up a sign saying “Access needed by motorcyles, please do not park in front of gate” - have you tried it?
The meeting I had to attend was in the new “Eltham Centre”. Speaking as an Architect, not impressed.
Having somewhere to park, I arrived early so went on a scouting mission around the new centre. Two cycle parking areas, both under cover. No bike spaces of any sort despite plenty of “dead” car parking areas.
Greenwich are one of the few London Authorities that mention motorcycles in their integrated transport policy and are genuinely bike friendly.
This has got to change when they build new civic amenity buildings and don’t include for motorcycles.