Travelling Safely

Comment on measures and next steps

When each area's statutory six-month period opens you will be able to

  • comment
  • offer support
  • raise an objection

on the restrictions or prohibitions included in the various schemes.

We will let you know about these dates by updating this page, advertising in the press and with local promotion. We aim to advertise each area's consultation start date in

  • City Centre, advertised on 9 February. Consultation runs from 19 February to 18 August 2024
  • East, March 2024
  • West, April 2024
  • North, 3 May 2024
  • South, 17 May 2024

We have kept all comments or objections from the previous six month period, November 2022 to May 2023, and will consider these in the final assessment of whether or not to retain or modify the measures. 

If you have commented previously you don't need to do so again, although you can if you wish.

View the proposals and find out how to comment.

Next steps

Once each statutory six-month consultation is closed, the feedback you provide will be considered and reported to a future meeting of the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee (or other appropriate committee) to decide whether the trial schemes may be

  • made permanent
  • removed
  • modified.

Monitoring and evaluation period

An ETRO can stay in force for a maximum of 18 months while the effects are monitored and assessed. We will monitor and evaluate each scheme to see if it has been successful.

Future plans for more permanent infrastructure

Should the monitoring and evaluation suggest a scheme has been successful, we may consider keeping them, possibly with permanent infrastructure to suit a longer-term road layout.

Councillors would decide on future funding and longer-term investment for these active travel schemes.