Byron Place, Clifton: Partial Closure

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Added by David Wilcox

Statement of Reasons for Proposed Traffic Order
Location: Berkeley Place/Triangle South/Triangle West and Byron Place (Cabot and Clifton East Wards)
Proposal: Prescribed Movements and Prohibition of Driving
The Council considers it expedient to make the order for:
- avoiding danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising, or
- facilitating the passage on the road or any other road of any class of traffic (including pedestrians).
The requirement for improved pedestrian crossing facilities at the Berkeley Place/Triangle South/Triangle West junction was identified when planning applications for adjacent developments were considered. Contributions for this purpose were secured from the developers under the planning process.
To guard against the possibility that motorists might undertake inappropriate manoeuvres, which could bring them into conflict with pedestrians using the new facilities, it is proposed that regulatory signs should be employed to provide drivers with clear direction, when they enter the junction from Berkeley Place and Triangle South. The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 (as amended) stipulates that these signs, when used on the public highway, must be supported by a Traffic Regulation Order. The traffic order is proposed for the sole purpose of complying with this statutory requirement and would not result in any further restriction on vehicle movements at this intersection. The regulatory signs will be integrated into the signal heads to ensure they are clearly visible to motorists, whilst minimising the number of posts to avoid unsightly ‘clutter’.
As part of the pedestrian crossing scheme, it is proposed that vehicles should be prohibited from driving in the eastern arm of Byron Place, directly outside Nos. 7-10. This would provide improved access to the new crossing facilities. The one-way traffic order, which applies to this length of road, would be rendered redundant and would be revoked at the same time.


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