Sir or Madam
traffic order - changes to one-way working in Maryland
London Borough of Newham proposes to make an
experimental traffic order under section 9 of the Road
Traffic Regulation Act 1984. Before we make the order
you are being consulted as required under the Local
Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and
Wales) Regulations 1996.
London Borough of Newham (LBN), as the local highway and
public health authority, has established policies to
increase sustainable travel and reduce the impact of
motorised transport on public health (physical activity,
air quality, road traffic collisions, noise, severance)
and on the climate emergency. Reducing exposure to motor
traffic, and incentivising walking and cycling, can be
achieved through the introduction of ‘low traffic
neighbourhoods’ (LTNs). LTNs utilise road closures, with
exemptions for cycles, known as ‘modal filters’ to
reduce or eliminate through motor traffic from a defined
residential area and incentivise walking and cycling.
the introduction of the experimental Low Traffic
Neighbourhood Area 1 ‘Maryland’, local businesses have
highlighted issues with access to their premises on
have reviewed the request and recognise that the
introduction of two-way operation on part of Maryland
Road offers the potential to assist access to the
businesses of Maryland Road Industrial Estate, whilst
not compromising the LTN scheme objectives of removing
through motor traffic. It is also proposed to exempt
pedal cycles from the remaining one-way operation in
accordance with revised national guidance.
such, it is proposed to proceed with the experimental
measures listed below for at least the lifespan of the
existing experimental LTN scheme:
of the eastern section of Maryland Road, between No.
19 Maryland Road and Leytonstone Road, from one-way
eastbound operation to two-way operation for all
for pedal cycles from the existing one-way eastbound
operation in the western section of Maryland Road,
between Falmouth Street and No.19 Maryland Road.
find attached drawing no. 20004_100_25 Rev B showing the
proposals. For further information please contact Linda
Zhu, Senior Project Manager (Linda.Zhu@...; 020
the order has been in force unchanged for at least six
months the council intends to consider making a
permanent order having the same effect.
let me have any observations you may wish to make by 28
September 2021. Please could you copy your observations
to Linda Zhu whose details are above.
you very much for your input.
Officer, Traffic Orders
Borough of Newham
1000 Dockside Road I
London E16 2QU
3373 6415 I
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