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Mosborough Key Bus Route - City Road

30/04/2014 - City Centre to Mosborough Key Bus Route - City Road Bus Lane

6.1

The Executive Director, Place submitted a report setting out proposals for a new outbound bus lane, to operate in the evening peak, on City Road as it approaches the junction with Park Grange Road (also known as the Spring Lane junction). The report summarised the results of the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) advertisement in autumn 2013. It set out objections and other responses to the TRO and officer responses to them.

 

 

6.2

RESOLVED: That:-

 

 

 

(a)

the objections be overruled, the City Road Bus Lane Traffic Regulation Order be made and the scheme be implemented; and

 

 

 

 

(b)

the objectors and respondents be informed accordingly.

 

 

 

6.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

6.3.1

The scheme is part of the Mosborough Key Bus Route (the 120 bus route), one of the best-used high frequency public transport services in the City. The Key Route contributes to the City Council’s objectives of improving socially-inclusive access to jobs; improving access to mainstream public transport for all; and improving public transport in order to increase its usage. It aimed to make bus journeys on this main route quicker and more reliable through infrastructure improvements and improving network management and enforceability at critical locations. This scheme should improve journey time and reliability without any detriment.

 

 

6.3.2

All objectors and respondents have been written to providing feedback on the issues they raised and also making them aware of the revision to the parking proposals. They have not formally withdrawn their objections: however, they were asked to advise if they wished to pursue them and none of the residents have done this, although one Ward Councillor has responded to say that he stands by his comments.

 

 

6.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

6.4.1

The initial option considered was a similar scheme but within the existing carriageway. The option did not get through the standard road safety audit process, as described in paragraph 4.5 of the report.

 

 

6.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

6.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

6.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Simon Green, Executive Director, Place

 

 

6.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic and Environmental Wellbeing