Statutory Consultation: Experimental Traffic Regulation Order to alter the parking provisions and restrictions in Central Bletchley (ETRO-020).

Summary

Milton Keynes Council has made the following experimental traffic regulation Order:
THE COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF MILTON KEYNES (VARIOUS ROADS, BLETCHLEY) (PROHIBITION AND RESTRICTION OF WAITING AND LOADING AND UNLOADING AND DISABLED PERSONS PARKING PLACES) EXPERIMENTAL ORDER 2020


The effect of the experimental Order will be as follows: -

 

1

Amend the no loading restriction on Queensway to include every Sunday between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm

2

Introduce three (3) disabled persons’ parking bays on the east side of Bedford Street (between Queensway and Cawkwell Way)

3

Remove the no stopping except taxis restriction on the north side of Queensway (between Albert Street and Oxford Street) and replace with 1-hour limited waiting, no return with 2-hours, between 8:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Saturday

4

Remove the community transport permit parking place on the south side of Queensway (between Bedford Street and Westfield Road) and replace with Permit Holders or 2-hours limited waiting, no return with 2-hours, between 6:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Saturday

 

The Council is satisfied that the experimental restrictions are necessary to deal with the effects of coronavirus, to encourage social distancing and promote active travel.

The experimental restrictions are introduced under Sections 9 and 10(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, which allows Milton Keynes Council as the Highway Authority to implement measures to ‘facilitate’ the passage on the road and to ‘avoid danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising’.

The Council has a duty under section 122 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 when making TROs to consider the expeditious, convenient and safe movement of traffic and other traffic.

The Council considers it expedient to introduce the right turn restrictions:

  • to facilitate the expeditious, convenient and safe movement of traffic along Queensway and Bedford Street in Central Bletchley;
  • for avoiding danger to persons using those parts of Queensway and Bedford Street in Central Bletchley or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising.

The Council will install traffic signs and road markings for the above experimental restrictions, in accordance with the Traffic Signs Regulations & General Directions 2016.

The Experimental Order will come into effect on 7 December 2020 for a period of 18-months.

A copy of the Experimental Order as made including maps indicating the locations and their effects, together with a statement of the Council’s reasons for making the Experimental Order, may be inspected in the Documents section of this webpage. Alternatively you may request copies of the documents to be sent to you by email by contacting the Council’s Traffic Regulation Order team at TROteam@milton-keynes.gov.uk.

The Council will be considering in due course whether the provisions of the Experimental Order should be continued in force indefinitely.  Any person wishing to object to the making of the Experimental Order for the purpose of such indefinite continuation should put their objection in writing stating the title of the relevant Order, and the grounds on which the objection is made, and sent to the Council’s Traffic Regulation Order Team at Milton Keynes Council, Synergy Park, Chesney Wold, Bleak Hall, Milton Keynes, MK6 1LY, or by email to TROteam@milton-keynes.gov.uk quoting reference ETRO-020, to be received within a period of 6 months beginning with the day on which the Experimental Order comes into operation, i.e. to be received by the Council no later than 7 June 2021.

The closing date for this consultation is 7 June 2021.

Please submit your comments before the closing date otherwise your comments may not be considered.

Purpose

To improve road safety in the area