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How to share your views on the Experimental Traffic Order

We are trialling some of the measures by creating them under an Experimental Traffic Order (ETRO). This means we can ask you what you think of them and make changes.

The Scottish Government process for ETROs states that a public consultation must run for six months and begin when the ETRO starts. This period of consultation ran from 24 May to 23 November 2023.

On 8 January 2024, we are making changes to the ETRO. These changes require us to start a new a new six-month consultation period.

Your comments submitted from 24 May to 23 November 2023 will still be included in our reports to councillors. You do not need to resubmit your comments in the second six-month consultation period, but you are very welcome to submit any further comments on the project and specifically on the new measures and latest monitoring data when it is released.

What is an ETRO?

An ETRO is a legal mechanism used to introduce trial changes to the layout of a road for a limited period of 18 months.

The legal power to use an ETRO comes from the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the Council follows the process set out in The Local Authorities Traffic Orders (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 1999.

An ETRO may be used to introduce restrictions or prohibitions on

  • parking
  • loading
  • movement of certain vehicles such as general traffic but maintaining access for buses, taxis, cycles and emergency services.

ETROs can remain in place for a maximum of 18 months while we monitor and assess the effects.

How to comment on the ETRO

From 8 January to 7 July 2024, you can comment on the trial changes that the project has introduced.

View the proposed changes on traffic orders

Please leave your comments by contacting us

Traffic Orders
3.3 Waverley Court
4 East Market Street
EH8 8BG.