Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

London kerbside loading restrictions eased

The Freight Transport Association has won agreement for longer periods for loading and unloading at kerbsides. All 32 London boroughs and the Corporation of London supported the deal following representations made to them by FTA and TfL’s freight unit on 14 June.
The changes will allow deliveries to be made for up to 40 minutes instead of the current 20, providing continuous loading and unloading is taking place.
London Councils is also recommending that the new rules should apply during the operating time of the yellow lines instead of using 11 o’clock as the start time for loading limits.
Westminster City Council has already announced a pilot scheme, scheduled to start in July, which will allow 40 minutes after 11 0’clock. However, it will only apply to larger delivery vehicles that have longer delivery time needs. Gordon Telling, head of policy, said the FTA’s next step would be to improve the availability of loading bays at locations with limited access.