The London Borough of Lambeth (Trunk Roads) Red Route (Bus Priority) Traffic Order 1998

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Published: 1998-12-11

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 3128

ROAD TRAFFIC
The London Borough of Lambeth (Trunk Roads) Red Route (Bus Priority) Traffic Order 1998

Made
11th December 1998

Coming into force
19th February 1999

The Traffic Director for London, in accordance with a direction given to him by the Secretary of State 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 Lambeth (Trunk Roads) Red Route (Bus Priority) Traffic Order 1998, and shall come into force on 19th February 1999.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order–

(a)a reference to an article or schedule followed by a number is a reference to the article of, or schedule to, 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”, “traffic lane”, “contra-flow” and “with-flow lane” have the meanings given in the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994(4);

(f)“bus lane” means a traffic lane on a length of road which is specified in column (2) in the table in schedule 1 and in respect of which traffic signs are in place indicating the controls specified in this Order;

(g)“bus-only route” means an area of road which is specified in column (2) in the table in schedule 2 and in respect of which traffic signs are in place indicating the controls specified in this Order;

(h)“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;

(i)“times of operation” means

in relation to a bus lane specified in an item in column (2) of the table in schedule 1, the times specified in column (3) of that item, and

in relation to a bus-only route specified in an item in column (2) of the table in schedule 2, the times specified in column (3) of that item;

(j)an entry in column (3), (4) or (5) of an item in the table in schedule 1 or 2 applies to that column in subsequent items in that table.

Bus Priority Controls

3.—(1) Except as provided in articles 4 and 5, 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 schedule 1 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) Except as provided in article 5, no person shall cause a vehicle to be in a bus-only route in an area of road specified in an item in column (2) of the table in schedule 2 during the times specified in that column (3) of that item unless that vehicle is proceeding in the direction or directions specified in column (4) of that item and is of a type specified in column (5) of that item.

Exemptions—Bus Lanes

4.—(1) The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply so as to prevent a vehicle being in a bus lane if and for as long as 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.

(2) 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 an exemption to a restriction or prohibition imposed by any other Order or which is permitted by any other Order.

(3) The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a vehicle crossing a bus lane to get to or from any road adjacent to the bus lane or any vehicular access to premises adjacent to the bus lane.

Exemptions—Bus Lanes and Bus-Only Routes

5.—(1) The controls specified in articles 3(1) and 3(2) do not apply in respect of a vehicle being in a bus lane or a bus-only route 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 Telecommunications Act 1984(5);

if the vehicle cannot be used for that purpose without being in the bus lane or the bus-only route and in so far as the activity is not prohibited by the provisions of any other Order.

(2) The controls specified in article 3(1) and 3(2) do not apply in respect of a vehicle being in a bus lane or bus-only route–

(a)so as to avoid an accident;

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

(c)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 or bus-only route;

(d)if it is being used for ambulance, fire brigade or police purposes.

(4) The controls specified in articles 3(1) and 3(2) do not apply in respect of 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 London Borough of Lambeth (Trunk Roads) Red Route (Bus Lanes) Order 1998(6) is hereby revoked in so far as its 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

Derek Turner
Traffic Director for London
11th December 1998

Article 3(1)

SCHEDULE 1Bus Lanes

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.

A23 Streatham High Road–south west side, between a point 8 metres north of the northern flank wall of No. 408 Streatham High Road and a point 22 metres south of the southern flank wall of Nos. 374 to 380 Streatham High Road

At any time
North-westbound with-flow lane

Bus

Taxi

Pedal cycle

Dial-a-ride bus

2.
A23 Streatham High Road–south west side, between a point 18 metres south east of the south eastern flank wall of Immanuel Church, Streatham High Road and a point 17 metres north of the party wall of No. 440 and No. 442 Streatham High Road.

7am to 10am

4pm to 7pm

Monday to Saturday inclusive

North-westbound with-flow lane

Bus

Taxi

Pedal cycle

Dial-a-ride bus

3.
A23 Streatham High Road–south west side, between its junction with Greyhound Lane and a point 8 metres north of the northern flank wall of No. 408 Streatham High Road.

7am to 10am

4pm to 7pm

Monday to Saturday inclusive

North-westbound with-flow lane

Bus

Taxi

Pedal cycle

Dial-a-ride bus

Article 3(2)

SCHEDULE 2Bus-only Routes

Table

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

Item
Areas of road
Times of operation
Direction of travel
Type of permitted vehicle

No items.

(1)
1991 c. 40.

(2)
1984 c. 27.

(3)
1980 c. 66.

(4)
S.I. 1994/1519.

(5)
1984 c. 12.

(6)
S.I. 1998/118.
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