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Dockless bike schemes
Following the launch of the Mobikes’ dockless trial in Hounslow and their on-going use in Ealing, members reported that some cycles are being left in an inconvenient or inconsiderate space, are blocking a pavement or access point, or representing a hazard. This seems to have been exacerbated by the introduction of the electric Lime Bikes at the end of last year.
London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee (TEC) discussed a proposal at their June meeting for a pan-London parking byelaw to be agreed, regulating dockless bikes and e-bikes. The byelaw would apply across all 33 boroughs and would make it an offence for a dockless bike operator to cause or permit their dockless bike to be left on the highway or public place other than in a location agreed by the local authority.
The TEC stated that the regulation has been developed in response to the increasing number of operators in London; the need to manage dockless bike sharing schemes on an ongoing basis and the boroughs’ concerns regarding the impact of inconsiderate parking of dockless bikes on other highway users.
All London boroughs will be consulted and a further report made to the TEC in October.
The Society is seeking reduction in noise of trains through the station and, particularly, over the railway bridge in light of the introduction of all night Piccadilly Line service on Friday and Saturday.