Asking HGV drivers to arrive at site exactly at 8am to begin loading/unloading is challenging especially on heavily congested roads. Not only does this cause driver stress but can result in unwanted behaviours. Often drivers’ set off and arrive early to avoid peak traffic. HGVs are frequently observed being parked outside site gates, on residential or main roads, on footways causing damage and in bus or cycle lanes with engines idling.
This leads to potential pedestrian and cycling safety concerns, obstruction causing traffic delay (impacting on bus journey times) and associated congestion resulting in negative emissions. TfL receive numerous complaints from impacted residents and road users especially cyclists and bus operators.
TfL’s “Early Doors” Agreement (MoU) is a method that formally agrees a set number of vehicles to access site early subject to a strict protocol. This includes; engines off, no noise, no loitering and under constant monitoring to avoid non-compliance by the project team.
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