Need a parking spot on 29th.May within 5 miles of Whitehall.

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  • I am riding the RideLondon 100.
    If you can help I would appreciate it.
    Regards

  • E10 6. Free parking

    Prob 6/7/8 miles though.

    Where are you coming from?

  • N15 everything East of South Tottenham railway station is free.
    Ferndale rd, gladesmore rd etc

  • SE16 - Rotherhithe, lots of the roads off Redriff Rd have on-street free parking.

  • Because the 29th is a Sunday you're allowed to park for free in CPZs.

    Just pick a residential road with on street parking far enough in that suits you - for example Shrubland Road in Hackney (picked at random) is 5.1 miles from Whitehall.

  • Try taking the train. :)

  • ^ this, this, a hundred times this. You're bringing a bike, you don't need a car. I have attended cycling events all over britain and never used or owned one.

    Also, can we please force purchase all car parks and build affordable housing on them.

  • I’m 3/4 miles (Haggerston)from Whitehall and as mentioned it’s free on Sunday

  • 3rd this. Don’t drive to ride your bike

  • I know it's really fun being judgemental and all that, but I'm guessing train options for getting to the start first thing in the morning are pretty limited. What with society having been almost entirely built round using cars for a number of years, you can't really expect people to just stop overnight, nice as it would be.
    I've taken my bike on UK trains plenty of times and it can be a truly awful experience plus if you end up with a rail replacement bus you're fucked.
    Having just gone through the tortuous process of booking my bike onto several trains to get to/from Scotland I'm not at all surprised that people might opt to drive instead. I'm sort of regretting not doing this myself - would have been much quicker and cheaper.

  • What with society having been almost entirely built round using cars for a number of years, you can't really expect people to just stop overnight

    Yes we have a mountain to climb to reverse the harm done by cars in urban spaces, and it will partly be achieved by many individuals making better informed and less harmful choices.

    I've taken my bike on UK trains plenty of times and it can be a truly awful experience

    Wait until you hear about the truly awful experience of living in a city dominated by cars. Parked vehicles narrow the roadway increasing congestion, reduce visibility for those trying to cross the road especially kids. The effects of vehicle particulate pollution on public health are widely known. The perpetual expansion of the road network to accommodate more drivers is a large scale ecological disaster.

    @johnnywbike if you feel a bit judged by this, that's pretty inevitable. But it's not just aimed at you, it's aimed at the widespread assumption that car use is normal and harmless. Please don't bring a car to London. At the very least, please consider the effect of every car journey you make, and the cumulative harm it does. Enjoy your bike ride. (Closed roads? I'm actually quite tempted)

  • Wait until you hear about the truly awful experience of living in a city dominated by cars. Parked vehicles narrow the roadway increasing congestion, reduce visibility for those trying to cross the road especially kids. The effects of vehicle particulate pollution on public health are widely known. The perpetual expansion of the road network to accommodate more drivers is a large scale ecological disaster.

    FFS... yes, believe it or not, I live in South London, part of a city dominated by cars where I negotiate getting two children to school by bike nearly every day, while attempting to avoid getting into physical fights with the numerous incredibly selfish drivers we encounter on the way, so you don't need to patronise me.

    This doesn't stop it being a frequently awful (and often not even possible) experience transporting bikes on UK trains.

  • Apologies for the patronising tone. Great that you move your kids by bike.

    I'm very familiar with the difficulties of getting bikes on trains. That said, London is by far the most well connected place in the Uk when it comes to public transport.

  • 'most well connected' is still not very well connected when it comes to transporting bikes in or out and I suspect particularly difficult if you want to get from somewhere outside of London to a bike ride that starts first thing on a Sunday morning.
    You can berate people all you want on the internet about it, but they're still going to drive if the alternative is significantly worse. I know I would (and sometimes do).

  • London is by far the most well connected place in the Uk when it comes to public transport.

    And it is still shit at 5am on a Sunday.

    You really should consider the effect of everything you do on the planet and stop using the internet.

  • I am on the same sort of anti-car page but passing this responsibility of infrastructure onto consumer is the exact cultural war tories want to inflict on us.

  • 5 am on Sunday leaves you with limited options esp if loads are trying the same train(s). You know how cunty train companies are with bikes. Plus so many other personal factors that could be involved as others mentioned.

    I think everyone on a bike is a friend, even if they arrived at the start in a car.

  • Out of interest, what general area of the UK are you coming from?

  • passing this responsibility of infrastructure onto consumer is the exact cultural war tories want to inflict on us.

    Nah. Driver entitlement drives policy. Pandering to drivers wins votes. We need to change our behaviour, not wait for a perfect alternative. Change is difficult, slow, expensive and inconvenient, and that burden is shared by both consumer and provider.

    Is everyone on a bike a friend? Yes. And friends can have reasonable disagreements.

  • You really should consider the effect of everything you do on the planet and stop using the internet.

  • Not great at reading subtext eh

  • difficult if you want to get from somewhere outside of London to a bike ride that starts first thing on a Sunday morning.

    An equally important issue here is: why are we staging large events without providing mass transit. Football clubs lay on coaches. My cycling club books out a whole train to travel to some rides. We need to plan better.
    Edit, just looked it up and nobody starts at 5am. Could easily start at 8 or 9. Need to know where Johnny's coming from to know if there's a viable train though.

  • As others have said, lots of free street parking on a Sunday. You will still have to pay congestion zone charges if you enter it though which may rule out the really central options. Somewhere like this is just outside the congestion zone with free street parking at the weekend. Google streetview will generally let you get a good idea by looking at the signs for parking restrictions.
    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.525672­1,-0.1424759,3a,75y,347.9h,80t/data=!3m6­!1e1!3m4!1s8hqZzMlKozO6vYp_eXX5PQ!2e0!7i­16384!8i8192

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