BaNES Council is proposing to introduce vehicle parking restrictions near the canal that will make it more difficult for liveaboard boaters to stay for 14 days in Bath. The deadline for objections is 23rd December 2021. The Council proposes to make a Traffic Regulation Order to restrict or prevent parking on Beckford Road, Rockliffe Avenue and Forester Road. See https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/beckford-road-tro-consultation
The purpose of the proposed restrictions is to make space for a cycle lane going uphill along Beckford Road and Warminster Road. However, since CRT introduced its unlawful and punitive 20-mile range requirement in 2015 for boaters without a home mooring, cycling to work or school or using public transport has become untenable for liveaboard boaters.
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You can object online here
This is an example of what you could say in response to the consultation:
In drawing up these proposals the Council has not taken into consideration the needs of boat dwellers without a home mooring to park their vehicles near to their homes moored on the Kennet and Avon Canal in Bath. Due to being forced to travel a range of 20 miles during their licence period, many boaters are now forced to use vehicles to travel to work when they previously (before 2015) were able to move their boats every 14 days but remain within cycling distance of their work or children’s schools or remain in areas where they can use public transport to get to work/ school. This is not possible now as they are being forced to travel to areas as far as All Cannings where there is little or no public transport. I would like to support the cycle lane but since CRT introduced its unlawful and punitive 20-mile range requirement in 2015 for boaters without a home mooring, cycling to work or school or using public transport has become untenable for liveaboard boaters. Therefore boat dwellers need to be able to park in and around Beckford Road and Forester Road. I strongly recommend that the Council meets with the liveaboard boater community to discuss these concerns and how to make provision for liveaboard boaters to continue to be able to access their employment or their children’s schools before making any decisions on the proposed Traffic Regulation Order.