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A NEW APPROACH TO TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT & PARKING FOR LONDON

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Glenda Jackson, the minister for transport in London, has issued for consultation revised Traffic Management and Pa...
Glenda Jackson, the minister for transport in London, has issued for consultation revised Traffic Management and Parking Guidance for London.

Glenda Jackson said:

'We are proposing significant changes from the current guidance on parking controls in London and their influence on traffic levels; the aims for the red route network; and the options for the development of cycling facilities across the capital. We also discuss measures to help disabled people, pedestrians and buses.

'We are interested in hearing everybody's views on the options and our suggested way forward. Please let us know what you think.'

The revised Guidance is for the London local authorities, the Traffic Director for London and the Highways Agency and will replace the previous guidance issued in 1992.

Consultation is an opportunity to establish the framework for traffic management measures and parking controls across London. The Guidance gives effect to the government's new approach and aims to make traffic management and parking controls serve a wider set of environmental, social and economic priorities, and to encourage greater use of alternatives to the car.

Notes

1. Traffic Management and Parking Guidance for London is issued under the provisions of sections 51 and 63 of the Road Traffic Act 1991 and paragraph 6 of Schedule 5 to the Local Government Act 1985.

2. The current Guidance (Local Authority Circular 5/92) provided a sound basis for the development for the red route and local authority parking enforcement initiatives but is now generally out of date.

3. The new consultation document is being issued alongside consultation on New Leadership for London: the Government's Proposals for a Greater London Authority and national consultations on the Trunk Roads Review and the development of an integrated transport policy.

4. Copies of the consultation text of the guidance have been sent to the London local authorities, Association of London Government, the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee, the Traffic Director for London, the City of London Police, the Metropolitan Police, London Regional Transport and others with an interest in traffic in London. Comments are invited by 28 November 1997.

5. Further copies of the consultation guidance are available from:

GOVERNMENT OFFICE FOR LONDON

RIVERWALK HOUSE

157-161 MILLBANK

LONDON SW1P 4RR

0171 217 3178

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