Cabinet lead, Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite has provided the below update;
The Lambeth Parking Study has been underway since summer 2015 and is now ahead of schedule, with good progress made on improving the parking situation for many Lambeth residents who are currently most affected by parking stress.
The study’s work programme has been shaped by feedback from both residents and councillors who have been influential in deciding the priority areas.
The first phase of the Parking Study, focusing on the non CPZ area of Vassall / Coldharbour and the southern part of Brixton Hill, has now been completed.
Proposed CPZs for both areas have been designed and costed by engineers and an application for funding is now underway. That funding should be in place by late summer and we plan to consult with all residents in the affected areas in September; the outcome of that consultation will help inform the decision on whether to proceed or not.
Some concerns were raised about the timetable for this phase, which was initially estimated to take 18 months to 2 years. However, I’m pleased to let you know that we have managed to significantly reduce this. If everything goes to plan consultation and implementation will take around 12 months, meaning the CPZ could be operational by July 2017. This is a best case scenario but we will work hard to make it happen.
The second phase of the study is now underway, focusing a review of the parking situation in existing CPZs and many of the non-CPZ areas of the borough. Officers are due to report back on the findings in October.