£250,000 for parking on estates

This year’s Islington Council budget provided an extra £250,000 for secure bike parking on Homes for Islington estates, thanks to the notorious ‘Progressive Budget amendment.’

It would be helpful if ICAG members in the areas concerned can give a positive response to the consultation in the new year and encourage neighbours to do so too.

The progress in delivering the housing estate secure cycle parking programme is as follows:

9 sites have been selected across the borough to introduce more secure cycle parking shelters, the locations are:

Finsbury Estate, Skinner Street – 14 cycle compound
Quaker Court, Banner Street – 12 cycle compound
Redbrick Estate, Bath Street – 12 cycle compound
Pilgrims Way, off Hazelville Road – 12 cycle compound
Brecknock Estate, Brecknock Road – 18 cycle compound
Montague Court, St. Clements Street – 12 cycle compound
Fairdene Court, Camden Road – 18 cycle compound
Jersey / Guernsey House, Clifton Road – 12 cycle compound
Branston House, Hornsey Road – 12 cycle compound

The scheme costs to date totals £199,000.

The consultation documents are now being finalised for distribution to key stakeholders and local residents from Monday 11th January 2010, and the consultation period will close on Friday 29th January 2010. The consultation analysis and recommendations will be presented to the Public Realm Service Director for approval in early February 2010. The contractors will commence installation of the approved schemes from mid / late February 2010 and complete the majority by April 2010.

This information comes from Andrew Cornwell sent in an email to our group.

If people know of other estates where there is demand for better parking facilities please let me know and I will have another go in the coming budget round.

Councillor Andrew Cornwell
Liberal Democrat member for St George’s ward
London Borough of Islington
Town Hall, Upper Street, London N1 2UD
www.cyclingcouncillor.com