1996 No. 2165
The A41 Trunk Road (Camden and Westminster) Red Route (Bus Lanes) Experimental Traffic Order 1996
20th August 1996
Coming into force
30th August 1996
The Traffic Director for London, in accordance with a direction given to him by the Secretary of State for Transport under section 58 (1) of the Road Traffic Act 1991(1) and in exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by sections 9 and 10 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(2), and of all other enabling powers, hereby makes the following Order:—
Commencement and citation
1. This Order may be cited as the A41 Trunk Road (Camden and Westminster) Red Route (Bus Lanes) Experimental Traffic Order 1996, and shall come into force on 30th August 1996.
2. In this Order—
(a)a reference to an article followed by a number is a reference to the article of this order so numbered
(b)causing includes permitting;
(c)“carriageway” has the same meaning as in section 329(1) of the Highways Act 1980(3); and
(d)“vehicle” includes part of a vehicle.
Bus Lane Controls
3.—(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this article, and subject to the provisions of article 4, no person shall cause a vehicle to enter or proceed in any bus lane in a length of road, specified in column (2) in an item in the table in the schedule to this Order during the hours specified in that item in column (3) of that table.
(2) The controls specified in paragraph (1) of this article do not apply in respect of:—
(b)a taxi as defined in regulation 4 of theTraffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994(4); or
(c)a pedal cycle.
(3) In this article—
before 1 January 1997
(i)a public service vehicle used for the provision of a local service or a scheduled express service,
(ii)a school bus, and
(iii)a work bus;
after 31 December 1996
(i)a motor vehicle constructed or adapted to carry more than 8 passengers (exclusive of the driver), and
(ii)a local bus not so constructed or adapted; and
at any time a vehicle which
(i)is constructed or adapted for the carriage of disabled persons and their companions, and which is being used to provide a service for the carriage of such persons, and
(iii)displays so as to be conspicuous from outside the vehicle a disc in a form approved by or with the authority of the Traffic Director for London and containing the words DIAL-A-RIDE;
(b)“bus lane” means an area of the carriageway of a road marked with the traffic signs shown in diagrams 1048 and 1049 in schedule 6 to the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994; and
(c)“local bus”, “local service”, “pedal cycle”, “scheduled express cartage”, “school bus”, and “work bus” have the meanings given to those expressions in regulation 4 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994.(5)
4. The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply to:—
(a)a vehicle being used for ambulance, fire brigade or police purposes;
(b)a vehicle being used in the service of a local authority for the purpose of collecting refuse from premises adjacent to a bus lane;
(c)a vehicle being used in connection with the removal of any obstructions to traffic;
(d)a vehicle being used in connection with the maintenance, improvement or reconstruction of a bus lane;
(e)a vehicle entering a bus lane so as to avoid an accident;
(f)a vehicle entering a bus lane to get or give help in consequence of an accident or an emergency or otherwise taking action for public safety;
(g)a vehicle which bears the Royal Mail livery for so long as my be required for the purpose of collection or delivering letters in pursuance of any statutory duty of the Post Office to collect or deliver letters;
(h)a vehicle entering and forthwith leaving a bus lane in order to gain access to or egress from any road adjacent to that bus lane or any vehicular accessway to premises adjacent to the bus lane or crossing over the footway adjacent to the bus lane;
(i)anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform or a traffic warden;
Power to modify or suspend this Order
5. If it appears to the Traffic Director for London, or some person authorised by him, essential in the interest of the expeditious, convenient and safe movement of traffic, or for preserving or improving the amenities of the area through which any road affected by this Order runs, and after consulting with the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, he may modify or suspend any provision of this Order, save that no modification shall make an addition.
Suspension of existing Orders
6.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this article, the Camden & Westminster (Bus Lane)(No.2) Traffic Order 1992 and the City of Westminster (Bus Lanes)(No.2) Traffic Order 1979 are hereby suspended, in so far as their provisions relate to any bus lane in any part of the A41 Trunk Road.
(2) The suspension specified in paragraph (1) of this article shall take effect in respect of any provision contained in the Camden & Westminster (Bus Lane)(No.2) Traffic Order 1992 or the City of Westminster (Bus Lanes)(No.2) Traffic Order 1979 only from the time at which the traffic sign indicating the effect of that provision has been obliterated.
Revocation of existing Order
7. The A41 Trunk Road (Westminster) Red Route (Bus Lane) Experimental Traffic Order 1995(6) is hereby revoked.
Signed in accordance with a direction from the Secretary of State for Transport.
Traffic Director for London
20th August 1996
SCHEDULEThe Trunk Road Red Route (Bus Lanes).
Length of Road or Carriageway
Finchley Road—east side, between a point 1.5 metres north of the common boundary of Nos. 20 and 22 The Marlowes and a point 48.0 metres north of the north-western kerbline of Queen’s Grove.
7am-10am Monday-Friday Inclusive.
Dorset Square and Gloucester Place—west side, between a point opposite the common boundary of Nos. 3 and 4 Dorset Square and a point 1.0 metre north of the northern boundary of No. 207 Gloucester Place.
4pm-7pm Monday-Friday Inclusive.
Finchley Road—west side, between a point 9.5 metres north of a point opposite the southernmost wall of Nos. 36 and 38 Finchley Road to and the southern kerbline of Hilgrove Road
The east side of the carriageway immediately to the west of the triangular island site adjacent to the junctions of Allsop Place, Baker Street, Clarence Gate and Park Road.
7am-10am and 4pm-7pm Monday-Friday Inclusive.
Baker Street—east side, between a point opposite the the party wall of Nos. 241 and 243 Baker Street and a point 7.0 metres north of the northern kerbline of Melcombe Street.
Park Road—south-west side, immediately to the north-east of the island site which lies opposite Nos. 7 to 19 Park Road, between a point 1.0 metre north-west of the party wall of Nos. 9 and 11 Park Road and a point 4.0 metres north-west of a point opposite the party wall of Nos. 17 and 19 Park Road.
At any time.
1991 c. 40.
1984 c. 27.
1980 c. 66.