Road Traffic Acts

-0.02077951.445076SE6 4RURoad Traffic Regulation Act 19841998-02-261998-03-161998-02-231998-02-25SE64RUThe London Borough of LewishamTSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211,
The Lewisham (Bus Lanes) (No. 2) Experimental Traffic Order 1998
The Lewisham (Waiting and Loading Restriction) (Amendment No. 41) Experimental Traffic Order 1998
Sydenham Road and vicinity, London Bus Priority Network

Notice is hereby given that the Council of the London Borough of Lewisham, in accordance with the provisions of sections 9 and 10 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended), made the two Traffic Orders mentioned above as part of London Bus Priority Network implementation on 23rd February 1998. The Orders will come into force on 16th March 1998, and can remain in force for up to 18 months.   The general nature and effect of the Orders will be to respectively:   (1) Introduce a bus lane (for buses, coaches, taxis, dial-a-ride vehicles and pedal cycles) operating 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays to Fridays in Sydenham Road, south side westbound from approximately 10 metres west of the junction with Elderton Road, to 10 metres west of the junction with Watlington Grove, and supported by waiting and loading/unloading restrictions of the same operating hours.   (2) Amend the Lewisham (Waiting and Loading Restriction) Order 1990, to introduce waiting and loading restrictions in Sydenham Road and lengths of its side roads and the eastern extremity of Kirkdale:       (a) No waiting, no loading or unloading at any time in the vicinity of certain junctions and in easily congested lengths of road;       (b) No waiting 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays generally;       (c) No loading or unloading 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. where parked vehicles cause congestion during the day;       (d) No loading or unloading 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and/or 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. where these activities will not cause undue congestion outside peak hours;       (e) Time limited waiting and loading/unloading, up to 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., no return within 2 hours, in certain lengths of main road;       (f) Time limited waiting and loading/unloading, up to 30 minutes between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. no return within 2 hours, in certain lengths of side road;       (g) Lengths of main road and side road where specifically loading and unloading will not be restricted. In general less stringent restrictions on loading and unloading than on waiting.   Exemptions from the restrictions include the carrying out of various statutory duties, stopping if required by law or to avoid an accident, vehicles being used for fire authority, ambulance or police purposes and anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform.   The Council will be considering in due course whether the provisions of the Orders should be continued in force indefinitely by means of Orders under the terms of section 6 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. Within a period of 6 months from the day on which the experimental Orders came into force or, if either Order is varied by another Order or modified, the day on which latest variation or modification came into force, any person may object to the making of an Order for the purpose of such indefinite continuation in force. Any such objection must be in writing and must state the grounds on which it is made and be sent to Lewisham Design Services (Development and Support, Ref. P. Sear), Laurence House, 2nd Floor, 1 Catford Road, London SE6 4RU.   A copy of the Orders and of plans giving more detailed particulars of the measures, of the Council’s statement of reasons for making the Orders and of the Order being amended are available for inspection during normal office hours on Mondays to Fridays inclusive until the Orders cease to have effect at the offices of Lewisham Design Services (Development and Support), Laurence House 2nd Floor, 1 Catford Road, Catford, London SE6 4RU. (Telephone 0181-695 6000, extension 8203).   Any person wishing to question the validity of either Order or of any of their provisions on the grounds that it or they are not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or that any relevant requirement of that Act or of any Instrument or regulation made thereunder has not been complied with may, within 6 weeks of the date on which the Order was made, apply for the purpose to the High Court. K. Nicholson, Head of Law Lewisham Town Hall,   Catford, London S.E.6. 26th February 1998.