The London Borough of Islington (Trunk Roads) Red Route (Bus Lanes) Traffic Order 1997

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Published: 1997-02-24

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 445

ROAD TRAFFIC
The London Borough of Islington (Trunk Roads) Red Route (Bus Lanes) Traffic Order 1997

Made
24th February 1997

Coming into force
17th March 1997

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 section 6 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 London Borough of Islington (Trunk Roads) Red Route (Bus Lanes) Traffic Order 1997, and shall come into force on 17th March 1997.

Interpretation

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;

(e)“bus”, “local bus”, “pedal cycle”, “taxi”, “bus lane”, “contra-flow” and “with-flow lane” have the meanings given in the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994(4);

(f)“dial-a-ride bus” means a vehicle—

(i)displaying so as to be conspicuous on the outside of the vehicle a logo in a form approved by or with the authority of the Traffic Director for London and containing the words “dial-a-ride”; and

(ii)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;

(g)“times of operation” means, in relation to a length of road specified in an item in column (2) of the table in the schedule, the times specified in that item in column (3) of that table;

(h)“permitted vehicles” means, in relation to a length of road specified in an item in column (2) of the table in the schedule, the vehicles specified in that item in column (5) of that table;

(i)an entry in column (3), (4) or (5) of an item in the table in the schedule to this order applies to that column in subsequent items in that schedule.

Bus Lane Controls

3.—(1) No person shall cause a vehicle to be in a bus lane in a length of road specified in an item in column (2) of the table in the schedule to this order during the times specified in that item in column (3) of that item unless that vehicle is proceeding in the direction specified in column (4) of that item and is of a type specified in column (5) of that item.

(2) The controls specified in paragraph (1) of this article do not apply so as to prevent a vehicle stopping in a bus lane for as long as may be necessary—

(a)to enable a person to get on or off the vehicle; or

(b)to enable goods to be loaded on to or unloaded from the vehicle;

if and in so far as the activity is not prohibited by the provisions of any other order.

Exemptions

4.—(1) The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a vehicle which is being used for a purpose which is within the exemption to a restriction or prohibition imposed by any other order made under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 or which is permitted by any other order.

(2) The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a vehicle stopping in a bus lane if the vehicle is being used in—

(a)the service of a local authority for the purpose of collecting refuse;

(b)the pursuance of any statutory duty of the Post Office for the purpose of collecting or delivering letters provided the vehicle bears the Royal Mail livery;

(c)connection with the removal of any obstruction to traffic;

(d)connection with the maintenance, improvement or reconstruction of any road;

(e)connection with the maintenance, improvement or construction of any street furniture including bus stop infrastructure;

(f)connection with any building operation or demolition;

(g)connection with the laying, erection, alteration or repair in or near the bus lane of any sewer or of any main, pipe or apparatus for the supply of gas, water or electricity, or of any telecommunications apparatus as defined in paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 2 of the Telecommuni cations Act 1984(5);

if the vehicle cannot be used for that purpose without being in the bus lane and in so far as the activity is not prohibited by the provisions of any other order made under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

(3) The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of—

(a)a vehicle entering or stopping in a bus lane so as to avoid an accident;

(b)a vehicle entering or stopping in a bus lane to allow a person to get or give help in consequence of an accident or emergency or otherwise take action for public safety;

(c)a vehicle crossing a bus lane in order to get to or from any road adjacent to the bus lane or any vehicular access to premises adjacent to the bus lane;

(d)a vehicle being in a bus lane to such an extent and for such a time as is needed to comply with any requirement resulting from works or an emergency in any part of the road adjoining the bus lane;

(e)a vehicle being used for ambulance, fire brigade or police purposes;

(f)a vehicle stopping in a bus lane if it has lawfully entered the bus lane and it has to stop—

(i)by law;

(ii)to avoid an accident;

(iii)in circumstances beyond the drivers control;

(g)anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform or a traffic warden.

Revocation or variation of existing Orders

5.  The A1 Trunk Road (Islington) (Bus Lanes) Red Route Traffic Order 1993(6), The A1 Trunk Road (Islington) (Bus Lanes) Red Route Traffic Order 1993 Variation Order 1994(7), The A1 Trunk Road (Islington) (Bus Lanes) Red Route Experimental Order 1996(8) and The A501 Trunk Road (Camden and Islington) Red Route (Bus Lanes) Experimental Traffic Order 1996(9) are hereby revoked in so far as their provisions relate to any length of road specified in the table in the schedule to this order.

Signed in accordance with a direction from the Secretary of State for Transport.

Derek Turner
Traffic Director for London
24th February 1997

Article 3
SCHEDULE

Table

(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)

Item
Lengths of road
Times of operation
Direction of travel and type of bus lane
Type of permitted vehicle

1.
A1 Archway Road—north-east side, between the borough boundary with the London Borough of Haringey and a point 54.0 metres south-east of the south-eastern extremity of the traffic island situated at the junction of Archway Road and Tollhouse Way.
At any time.
South-eastbound with-flow lane

Bus

Taxi

Pedal cycle

Dial-a-ride bus

2.
A1 Archway Road—south-west side, between a point 80.0 metres south-east of the southern kerbline of Lidyard Road and the borough boundary with the London Borough of Haringey.

North-westbound with-flow lane.

3.

A1 Goswell Road—north-east side, between a point opposite the party wall of Nos. 303 and 305 Goswell Road and its junction with City Road.

North-westbound with-flow lane.

4.
A1 Holloway Road—north-east side, between a point 7.0 metres south-east of the party wall of Nos. 278 and 272/276 Holloway Road and a point 45.0 metres north-west of the north-western kerbline of Hornsey Road.
7 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 7 pm Monday to Friday inclusive.
South-eastbound with-flow lane.

5.
A1 Holloway Road—north-east side, between the south-west kerbline of Hornsey Road and a point 30.0 metres north-west of the north-western kerbline of Drayton Park.

6.

A1 Holloway Road—north-east side, between a point 12.0 metres south-east of the south-eastern kerbline of Drayton Park and a point opposite the south-eastern flank wall of No. 10 Highbury Corner.

South-eastbound with-flow lane.

7.
A1 Holloway Road—south-west side, between a point 95.0 metres south-east of the south-eastern kerbline Digswell Street and a point opposite the party wall of Nos. 171 and 173 Holloway Road.

North-westbound with-flow lane.

8.
A1 Upper Street—east and south-east side, between a point 60.0 metres south of the southern kerbline of the northern arm of Islington Green and a point 90.0 metres south-west of the south-western kerbline of Duncan Street.
7 am to 1 pm Monday to Saturday inclusive.
South and south-westbound with-flow lane.

9.
A501 Pentonville Road—south side, between the north-western kerbline of Penton Rise and the western extremity of the island reservation situated between Penton Rise and Weston Rise.
At any time.
Westbound with-flow lane.

Bus

Dial-a-ride bus

(1)
1991 c. 40.

(2)
1984 c. 27.

(3)
1980 c. 66.

(4)
S.I. 1994/1519.

(5)
1984 c. 12.

(6)
S.I. 1993/895.

(7)
S.I. 1994/3007.

(8)
S.I. 1996/589.

(9)
S.I. 1996/1343.
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