Thank you for your enquiry regarding the delivery bikes in Southgate and concerns from local residents.
Motorcycles are allowed to park for free in our on street pay and display bays which has been written into the Traffic Order for a number of years. This has never been an issue in the past but over the last 18 months we have received complaints/concerns about parking in these bays (including dedicated motorcycle bays) across the whole of the borough in areas where eateries can be found, not just in Southgate.
The Council’s parking contractor (NSL) continues to visit the location on a regular basis and enforce those parked in contravention, such as on the footway and will continue to do so despite the challenges faced as they ultimately return some time after the officer has left.
To find a solution to this growing issue we have established contacts with some of the key operators in the sector, other Council Departments and the Police to look at alternative options for motorbikes to park. In the meantime enforcement will continue.