Lavender Hill has always been a popular cycle route – thanks to bus lanes along most of its length that mean cyclists aren’t always dodging cars, and fairly wide lanes that mean it’s fairly safe. But there were several long gaps in the bus lanes, as well several parking bays (that only operated outside of peak travel hours) where cyclists had to steer out into the main traffic lane.
To makes cycling safer, these issues have now been resolved: a cycle lane has been added along many of the gaps , and the parking bays have been removed. Much more of the road now marked with double yellow lines; with single yellows in areas where shops will need to take deliveries.
Losing parking places is never popular, and will cause some concern for some traders on the street. That said, these ones were so ‘part time’ that they weren’t used heavily. The side streets remain open for parking for shoppers – almost all with modern and fully functional parking meters that take cards & contactless payments.
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