Decision details

Delegation of powers to London Councils - dockless bikes byelaw

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet to decide if a report can be taken to full Council, asking that full Council delegate their byelaw making function to London Councils so that they can implement a London-wide dockless bikes byelaw.


The report was introduced by Simon Phillips and Deputy Leader (Clean Air and Environment), Councillor Claire Holland who highlighted that:

·       The creation of a London-wide Byelaw would require Lambeth with other boroughs to delegate their Byelaw making functions on this matter to London Council’s Transport and Environment Committee. This would also need to be approved by Full Council.

·       Each participating Council will be able to decide whether to ensure that appropriate parking spaces are designated, or opt to provide no parking provision at all.



1.     That the making of a pan-London Byelaw that would regulate dockless cycle hire schemes by, amongst other things, compelling dockless operators to use designated parking spaces and to prohibit cycles being left anywhere other than as stipulated by boroughs, be approved.

2.     That officers be authorised to present a report to Full Council recommending that they also agree to the delegation of the Councils byelaw making powers to London Councils Transport and Environment Committee and that they authorise an appropriate officer or member to sign the declaration on its behalf.



Report author: Simon Phillips

Publication date: 14/10/2019

Date of decision: 07/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 07/10/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/10/2019

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