Motorcycle parking consultation - online engagement sessions registration

Closed 5 Aug 2020

Opened 23 Jun 2020


We would like your views on a number of proposed changes to rules governing motorcycle parking in Hackney.

As part of our commitment to improve local air quality and reduce CO2 emissions in the borough, we are proposing to introduce parking permits for motorcycles. This is aimed at tackling air pollution from motorcycles by encouraging people to switch to less polluting models or more sustainable forms of transport. It will also bring all motorcycle parking charges in line with other vehicles, which have had emissions-based permits since 2015. We are also proposing the introduction of lockable stands in motorcycle bays to improve security for those that need to ride.

To view the full consultation, visit:

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the consultation drop-in session events have been rescheduled and adapted to a ‘remote’ format.

These events will be hosted during July and August and will be held online and via phone where you could discuss the proposals with Parking Policy officers.

We are hosting two types of online sessions, namely drop-in sessions and Q&A sessions:

Online drop-in sessions

These sessions will be held over Zoom where we will be presenting the consultation proposals and answering questions from participants. Registration will close one day before the event. A link to Zoom will be sent to you on the day of the event. Please note there is a limited number of participants we can accommodate for each session.

Sessions will take place on the following days:

  • Drop-in session 1: Thursday, 9 July 2020 from 16:00-17:30

  • Drop-in session 2: Friday, 17 July 2020 from 11:00-12:30

  • Drop-in session 3: Thursday, 23 July 2020 from 18:00-19:30

  • Drop-in session 4: Wednesday, 5 August 2020 from 16:00-17:30 

The session will be led by Parking, Markets and Street Trading Council staff where the following proposals will be discussed:

  • The introduction of a requirement for motorcycles to hold a valid permit to park in any permit holder bay, which would be charged based on emissions.

  • Making it a requirement for visitors travelling by motorcycle to display either a visitor e-voucher when visiting friends and family, or purchase a cashless parking session when parked in short-stay bays.

  • Instalment of lockable stands at motorcycle bays to increase security and reduce theft.

  • Conversion of free solo motorcycle bays into shared use solo motorcycle bays, in which motorcyclists will require either a permit or cashless parking session to park in.

The presentation of the proposals will be followed by a panel discussion where we will address questions from participants.

Q&A sessions

You can ask your questions up to midday the day before each session on the online platform Slido using the relevant event codes below. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the allocated time. Please note that these are not live sessions. The answers by Parking, Markets and Street Trading Council staff will be available by video from the dates listed below. A link to the video will be sent to you on the day of the session if you have completed the registration form.

  • Q&A session 1: Monday, 13 July 2020 (event code #hackneymotorcycles1)

  • Q&A session 2: Monday, 27 July 2020 (event code #hackneymotorcycles2)

  • Q&A session 3: Monday, 3 August  2020 (event code #hackneymotorcycles3)

Call-in sessions

If you would like to discuss the consultation proposals and you are not able to take part in the online sessions, feel free to call us on 020 8356 4008 on the following dates and times to have your questions answered:

  • Call-in session 1: Monday, 6 July 14:00-18:00

  • Call-in session 2: Wednesday, 22 July 16:00-20:00


Please see the recordings of our drop-in and Q&A sessions below.

Drop-in session 1: Thursday, 9 July 2020

Q&A session 1: Monday, 13 July 2020

Drop-in session 2: Friday, 17 July 2020

Q&A session 2: Monday, 27 July 2020


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