Despite reassurances from the Labour-led Council, dockless bikes continue to run riot and block streets and pavements across the city.
The council has introduced new parking spaces for dockless bikes and e-scooters last year, but it is clear the scheme is not working. In fact, in many parts of Westminster, the parking of bikes causes more obstructions, trip hazards, and obstacles, especially for disabled pavement users.
Local Conservatives support sustainable travel and the introduction of e-scooters and dockless bikes. However, we are concerned about the ill-thought-out parking scheme, which sometimes sees up to 30 bikes all parked in one place, blocking pavements. These causes difficulty for everyone, especially those in wheelchairs or with buggies, those who are visually impaired, or people with young children, who often cannot pass a parking bay due to the overflow of poorly parked dockless bikes and e-scooters.
If you share our concerns about the current situation and support our call for more enforcement against poorly parked bikes, please sign our petition below: