– Cllr Nickie Aiken, Westminster City Council
Dual use bays are all about maximising the space at the kerbside in the city to enable fair and easy parking for everyone.
Demand for space in the city is great and Westminster seeks to maintain a balance between the needs of residents, businesses and visitors to the city in all our decisions regarding parking.
However, we accept that the parking signs in these streets could have given rise to confusion among motorists and so we are making a one-off exception - it is the right thing to do. We have now also replaced signs as a result.
Westminster City Council is set to refund over 5,000 parking tickets valued at £278,000. The council says the signs at three locations in central London were confusing.
The signs told motorists that parking charges were in force between 8:30am and 6:30pm. They implied that motorists could park for free from 6:30pm until 8:30am. However, during these times the bays were dedicated to taxis only.
They were used along Oxendon Street, Jermyn Street and Conduit Street.