Why traffic regulation orders are needed
Traffic regulation orders are the legal documents behind the rules of the road. They let us enforce traffic and parking restrictions, including:
- controlled parking zones
- yellow lines
- loading restrictions
- taxi ranks
How traffic regulation orders are made
- We advertise proposals for new restrictions in a public notice. You can comment on the proposals during a 21 day period
- A committee will consider objections and comments of support
- Committee members decide if the proposals should go ahead as they are, with changes or not at all
- If the committee approves the proposals, we seal the traffic regulation order and make the necessary changes to road markings or signs in the city
We receive a lot of requests for parking restrictions each year, so instead of creating a separate order for each request we combine the requests. This means that many changes are included in one order.
We also put together a city-wide order specifically for disabled parking bays.