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Through-traffic restrictions - project timeline

The timeline below shows the project stages we will follow to trial through-traffic restrictions in the area. We will update this page when more details are available.

Through-traffic restriction trials are part of the wider Liveable Neighbourhood (LN) programme. Where the trials are successful, we hope to progress these schemes ahead of other LN developments.

We are trialling through-traffic restrictions on three streets to measure the impacts of vehicle restrictions in these areas before we consult the public on a wider programme of improvements in Summer 2023. This wider programme of improvements could include features such as better crossings, wider pavements, a range of traffic-calming measures and improved cycling facilities and outdoor spaces.

The aim is to create a safer, healthier environment for walking, cycling, and playing outside to improve public health and well-being.

  1. Community engagement on 15 Liveable Neighbourhoods (LNs)

    Completed 29 November 2021 to 3 January 2022

    We launched an online mapping tool for residents to map what is good about each of the 15 areas prioritised for improvements in the LN programme. We also asked what could be improved, and what measures would have most impact.

  2. Engagement feedback report on 15 LNs published

    Completed 16 February 2022

    We published our engagement feedback report. This informed our decisions on what areas to fast-track under pilot schemes to trial through-traffic restrictions.

    Read the engagement feedback report

  3. Through-traffic restriction schemes established

    Completed January 2022

    The project board, with the support of ward members, established 5 single roads within the 15 areas where there was felt to be significant support for vehicle restrictions to tackle anti-social driving on inappropriate roads.

    Trials progressed in three areas in Winter 2022, piloted ahead of other improvements to the areas that will be consulted upon in Summer 2023.

  4. LN co-design workshops

    Completed May to July 2022

    We hosted community workshops to help residents from the 15 LNs to develop a long-list of ideas to improve their neighbourhood. These varied from better routes for walking, cycling and wheeling to measures to combat speeding, through traffic and anti-social parking.

    View the workshop output reports for all 15 LN areas.

  5. Through-traffic restriction engagement

    Completed 2 to 30 August 2022

    We asked residents and the wider public to share their views on four schemes to reduce through-traffic on residential streets, and to give their comments on a preliminary design.

    Three schemes are being piloted ahead of other improvements in the LN programme.

    Find out more

  6. Decision to proceed and detailed design

    Completed October 2022

    We have published reports outlining the feedback we have received on each of the four proposals during the public engagement, along with single member decision reports on three schemes where we have recommended proceeding to trial.

    The final decision on whether or not the trials should proceed was made in November 2022.

    Detailed designs were created for each trial location. Trials progressed in Autumn/Winter 2022.

  7. Baseline data collection

    Completed October 2022

    During one week in October 2022 (before the trial), we monitored walking, cycling and vehicular traffic levels on roads around the trial locations. Please note that this is raw data.

    View the data from October 2022

    Before the end of the ETRO period, we will do the same exercise to understand how traffic flows have changed. We will compare and interpret both sets of data at the end of the ETRO consultation when both sets of data are available.

    We will publish the final monitoring results on our website, and these will inform any decision to permanently adopt the scheme.

  8. Experimental Traffic Order Regulation (ETRO) trial

    Active November 2022 to June 2023

    Where trials have been approved, we have sent a letter to residents and publicised the final design, the date of installation, and how to submit comments. In the spring, a more detailed survey will be made available to gather further feedback. We will notify residents by letter and we hope to hold an events to talk to people in person about their experiences.

    Installation work started on 28 November 2022. You can read more about each scheme on the dedicated pages for each area:

    We will publish the consultation output report on our website.

  9. Decision on making the through-traffic restrictions permanent

    On target Autumn 2023

    We will consider all of the collected feedback before deciding whether to make the trial installations permanent or remove them. We hope to make the decision as soon as possible after the survey results are analysed and published in Summer/Autumn 2023. However, we must make this decision within 18 months of an ETRO being made.