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Red Route Bike Bays

Red Route Bike Bays

Red Route Bike bays used to be standard bike bays belonging to the local councils until TfL implemented Red Routes. These offer similar free parking options but be careful, as most do not permit overnight stay. Look for the signs.

Double red lines

Double red lines

Stopping is not permitted at any time. Double red lines are seen only at important junctions, bus stops or where parking or loading would be dangerous or cause serious congestion. The red lines apply to the verge and pavement.

Single red lines

Single red lines

Stopping is permitted only during the times indicated which is typically outside the rush hour. All restrictions will be shown on a nearby plate.

Red Route Clearway

Red Route Clearway

Part of the Red Route network is made up of Clearways. On these roads there are signs but no red lines except at some roundabouts and junctions. Stopping is only permitted in marked lay-bys.

 

Red boxes marked on the road indicate that parking or loading is permitted during the off peak times, normally between 10am and 4pm. There are several different types of box. Some allow loading and unloading. Others allow short term free parking. The rules in each case are clearly shown on a sign beside the box.

Some red routes bays provide dedicated bays for bikes. These often replace existing ones and normally have overnight restrictions. We have also mapped all other Red Route bays except for 2 minute permitted bays. These bays, typically have time restrictions of 20mins to 1hour between 10am and 4pm. Amazingly, there are a few that have no time restrictions. On our map pages each bay has a 'hover over' which details all the time restrictions if you need to be sure.