Road Traffic Acts

Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1974Highways Act 1980Highways Act 1980, s. 65Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, s. 92021-09-132021-09-162021-09-23TSO (The Stationery Office), customer.services@thegazette.co.uk388563863474

London Borough of Camden

THE CAMDEN (VARIOUS PROVISIONS AND EXEMPTIONS) (E-SCOOTER TRIAL) EXPERIMENTAL TRAFFIC ORDER 2021

Notice is hereby given that, on 13 September 2021, the Council of the London Borough of Camden made the above experimental order under s.9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The order will come into force on 23 September 2021.

The general nature and effect of the order will be to permit electric scooters (e-scooters) provided through the experimental trial being run by Transport for London to enter and proceed along cycle lanes designated by a traffic order in the borough and to designate cycle tracks made pursuant to s.65 of the Highways Act 1980 as “restricted carriageways” also for the purposes of permitting the use of trial e-scooters along them. The order also modifies the Camden (Parking Places) (Pedal Cycles) Traffic Order 2020 in allowing e-scooters to be left in the same parking places provided for “dockless hire bicycles”.

The Council will be considering in due course whether the provisions of the experimental order should continue in force indefinitely. Within a period of six months beginning with the date on which the experimental order comes into force or, if the order is varied by other orders or modified pursuant to section 10 (2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 beginning with the day on which the variation or modification or the latest variation or modification came into force, any person may object to the making of an order for the purpose of such indefinite continuation.

Any such objection must be made in writing, stating the grounds on which the objection is being made and sent to safetravel@camden.gov.uk or by post to FREEPOST LBC Transport Strategy. Copies of the orders and other documents relating to the orders may be inspected at camden.gov.uk/recently-advertised-proposals or obtained by contacting traffic.orders@camden.gov.uk - any person wishing to question the validity of the order or of any of its provisions on the grounds that it or they are not within the powers conferred by the Act of 1984, or that any requirement of the Act or of any instrument made under the Act has not been complied with, that person may, within 6 weeks from the date on which the order is made, apply for the purpose to the High Court.

Notice is further given under s.15(4) of the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1974 of the council’s resolution to allow e-scooters being used as part of the trial to be left on areas of the footway which have been provided for the use of leaving dockless hire bicycles and marked accordingly, thereby exempting them from the general prohibition on parking on footways which applies across Greater London. The resolution will take effect from 23 September 2021 at these locations: Clerkenwell Road (no. 85), Guilford Street (Coram Fields), Marchmont Street (opposite no. 33-37), Holborn (no. 120), High Holborn (no. 330, no. 246), New Oxford Street (no. 47, no. 101), Howland Street (side of no. 95 Tottenham Court Road), Malet Street (opposite no. 33 Torrington Place, at junction with Montague Place), Greville Street (no. 6), Lamb’s Conduit Street (side of no. 84 Theobald’s Road), Rugby Street (side of Rugby Tavern), Gray’s Inn Road (opposite no. 42), Lincoln’s Inn Fields (outside New Hall), Russell Square (no. 1, opposite junction with Bedford Place), St. Giles High Street (side of no. 199 Shaftesbury Avenue), Bloomsbury Square (opposite nos. 2-3), Great Queen Street (nos. 41-44), Montague Street (junction with Great Russell Street), Eversholt Street (opposite nos. 26-32), Brill Place (junction with Midland Road), Goodsway (rear of 4 Pancras Square), Robert Street (outside Ladbroke’s), Arlington Road (outside Bingo Hall), Jeffrey’s Street (side of no. 174 Camden Street), Oval Road (opposite Latitude House), York Way (outside Sainsbury’s), Haverstock Hill (no. 186), Hartland Road (side of no. 34 Chalk Farm Road), Queen’s Crescent (junction with Prince of Wales Road), Harley Road (UCL Academy), Belsize Park (island between Belsize Park / Buckland Crescent), Abbey Road (no. 85), Heath Street (junction with East Heath Road).

Peter Mardell

Head of Parking Operations 16 September 2021