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Yellow lines are provided where there is a need to restrict parking to help traffic flow and to prevent obstructions on the highway. The Council's Traffic, UTC and Road Safety Section carries out programmes of work to introduce yellow lines. Such lines are installed to:
The Council receives a considerable number of requests for waiting restrictions throughout the year and each request is assessed to ensure that the aims, as detailed above can be met.
Typically the Traffic, UTC and Road Safety Section prepares two or three schedules of approved sites a year. The sites are grouped together to reduce the cost of advertising the necessary legal Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO's). These TRO's can take a number of months to implement because of the required legal statutory process, including an objection period.
There are only two types used:
For a road to be considered for yellow lines, please e-mail the Contact Centre