Saturday 4 March 2023

Mile End Park and Ride

 Mile End Park and Ride

New parking rules which aim to help boost the local economy and make it easier to get around the borough came into effect on the 1st of February. The key changes are:

One-hour free parking near the borough's nine markets

Tower Hamlets Council has introduced one-hour free parking at its nine markets which aims to encourage more people to use their cars and so help the local economy. 

A total of 248 parking bays, within approximately 100 metres of a market, now offer one-hour's free parking. To book a slot phone 020 3046 0010 or download the RingGo app on your phone. You can then choose to extend your stay by paying for parking if you wish.

Changes to resident parking in the borough

Instead of the 16 mini parking zones we have had for a number of years, the borough has changed back to four larger areas. The aim is to make it easier for people to find a space to park in the borough.

If you have any B permit you can park, all day during the controlled hours, in any of the B Zones. The same applies to holders of any A, C or D permits. You can park all day in any of the zones which have the same letter as your permit. You do not need to reapply for a parking permit as the update has been made automatically. 

Have you noticed any difference?

It has now been just over a month since the changes came into effect. Have you noticed any difference? Yours truly doesn't drive, and has found the substantial traffic from the back-to-back Thames Water roadworks on Grove Road since Christmas more of a problem. But it does seems there are more cars parked up on our streets now.

Residents from across the B Zone (which stretches from East India Dock Road all the way up to the top of Victoria Park; and from the Regents Canal over to the Olympic Stadium) can now drive and park in one of MEOTRA's 13 streets in what one wit has dubbed Mile End Park and Ride. Have you noticed any positives yet? If this is causing you problems please let us know, especially if you have mobility issues.

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