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Covered Cycle Parking on Great Suffolk St, Borough High St side

We the undersigned petition the council to provide a Covered Cycle Parking on Great Suffolk St, reasonably close to number 202 (by Borough High St.)

Due to LFB (London Fire Brigade) safety policy enforcement, we - the residents of 202 Great Suffolk Street, have been asked to remove part or all of our bicycles from the common area within the building (in an unused zone under the stairs). According to LFB, the bicycles are not blocking any fire exit but they might become a safety hazard should they get caught in a fire.

Without the possibility to park our bicycles safely inside, the residents would have to park them either in their respective flat or outside, unprotected of the weather and thieves.
Unfortunately the former option is an issue as the building does not provide a balcony and our flats feature little to no space to accommodate regular size bicycles. The latter option cannot be considered for obvious reasons.

The LFB working closely with the council, the residents would expect a contingency plan to accommodate the new constraint which is preventing us to park our bicycles within our premises: a covered bicycle parking outside the building for the exclusive usage of local residents.

Furthermore, until such a plan is executed, we'd like the LFB to consider postponing their enforcement and let the bicycles reside within our premises as it has been for the last 12+ years since inception of the building.

We thank you for your consideration and hope you'll help us on the matter.

On reaching 500 signatures The issue will be discussed at a Cabinet meeting

This ePetition ran from 28/05/2020 to 30/07/2020 and has now finished.

35 people signed this ePetition.