Consultation on Free Car Parking in Borough of Richmond

As highlighted earlier in the year when we produced our cycling manifestos, the Conservative party was proposing the introduction of free 30 minutes parking for cars throughout the Borough. They have now followed through with this (all part of the end of the War on Motorists) and a consultation has been launched for residents of the Borough – a link to this can be found below:

Richmond Borough Parking Consultation Form

Cyclists and more widely residents in the Borough should be concerned with this development for a number of reasons:

Please take the time to review the consultation and provide your comments. Often cyclists are sidelined in consultations in the Borough – here is an opportunity to have your voice heard. Cycling funding is under serious threat in the country at present, with the disbandment of Cycling England and the upcoming spending review that will drive council policy for the next few years.