Over the past year or so we have received many complaints from businesses and pedestrians about the proliferation of food delivery bikes gathering in particular locations. Individually the bikes are not a particular issue but collectively they are taking up much needed parking bays and can be intimidating. We realise the bikes are collecting from our businesses and are providing a service to locals and it is important that we don’t undermine this.
Love Wimbledon has been working behind the scenes with Merton Council, Deliveroo and other providers along with the police to find a suitable solution that works for us all. We are in the process of surveying the businesses that use these bikes with a view to identifying a couple of designated areas for the bikes to wait until their next order arrives.
If you are a Wimbledon town centre business who uses food delivery bikes, please send your answers to the below questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 4 March.
Which delivery company do you use?
Own delivery drivers
Roughly, how many home deliveries per week does your business provide?
How important do you think Home Delivery will be for your business over the next few years?
Neither important or unimportant
Not important at all
Merton Council have offered to provide designated areas for delivery bikes to wait thereby resolving the current complaints that we receive. Would you be supportive of this arrangement and work with your providers to encourage them to use these areas?
Is there anything else you would like us to consider?
Please do get in touch if you have any questions about this, but we hope to be able to have a resolution soon.