Report of the Director of the Built Environment
The Sub Committee considered a report of the Director of the Built Environment presenting responses to the Experimental Traffic Order (ETO) that introduced a ‘no left turn’ restriction on all traffic turning left from Ludgate Hill into New Bridge Street in December 2019, with Members asked to consider the responses and decide whether or not the experiment should be made permanent.
The Sub Committee considered the objections to the experiment, noting that under the scheme cyclists needed to take a more circuitous route in order to travel in the direction of Blackfriars. Whilst Members acknowledged that objections on these grounds carried weight, it was felt overall objection to the experiment had been modest, and that the benefits of the scheme outweighed concerns, principally as the scheme had proven beneficial for pedestrians, who were the main user group at the junction. Members felt the experiment had been successful and were supportive of making the scheme permanent.
RESOLVED – That the Streets & Walkways Sub Committee:
1. Agree to the making of a Traffic Order under section 6 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to make the experimental banned left turn for all vehicles permanent; and
2. That the objectors and TfL be informed of the decision accordingly.