What are TROs?

A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) is the legal document required to support a range of measures, which govern or restrict the use of public roads, including:

  • Double yellow lines
  • One-way streets
  • Banned turns
  • Bus lanes

Why do we need TROs?

UK law requires that TROs be in place to enable the police or, in the case of yellow lines and bus lanes, the council, to enforce these restrictions.

To create a TRO

  • Consultation with the emergency services and other public bodies takes place. Local interest groups such as residents and traders may be consulted where appropriate.
  • Advertisement of the TRO then takes place by placing a notice in the local press and displaying notices in the roads affected. Objections are then considered through the appropriate council procedure before it is decided how the matter will be taken forward.
  • The TRO will then be formally made and introduced. The entire process can take many months to complete especially if objections result in the TRO being changed and re-advertised.

TROs can remain in operation indefinitely. If the council needs to modify or revoke a TRO, it must follow the same procedure as was used to create the TRO.

How to comment or object on a TRO proposal

Refer to the 'How to object' section which can be found in the 'Notice of Proposals' of any advertised TRO.

Proposed Waiting Restrictions & Loading Places – George Jones Road, St Phillips Area (Lawrence Hill Ward) – ref CAE/RGW/P-1299

This consultation runs from Thursday 13 June 2024 to Monday 8 July 2024.

How to object – see ‘Notice of Proposals'

Proposed Waiting Restrictions & Loading Place – George Jones Road, St Phillips Area (Lawrence Hill Ward) – ref CAE/RGW/P-1299

Consultation period: Thursday 13 June 2024 to Friday 5 July 2024.

How to object – see 'Notice of Proposal'

Proposed waiting restrictions – St Agnes Walk Area (Knowle ward) – ref CAE/NMT/P-1294


Consultation period: Thursday 13 June to Monday 8 July 2024.

How to object – see ‘Notice of Proposal'

Proposed revision to parking arrangements and suspension powers for Southville (SE) RPS area: CAE/RGW/P-1298B

Consultation period: Thursday 6 June to Friday 28 June 2024.

How to object: See 'Notice of Proposals'

Proposed School Street Scheme, prohibition of driving and one-way, St Werburghs Primary School

Consultation period: Thursday 6 June to Friday 28 June 2024.

How to object: See 'Notice of Proposals'

Proposed School Street Scheme, prohibition of driving, Hillcrest Primary School

Consultation period: Thursday 6 June to Friday 28 June 2024.

How to object: See 'Notice of Proposals'

Proposed School Street Scheme, prohibition of driving, Ashton Gate Primary School

Consultation period: Thursday 6 June to Friday 28 June 2024.

How to object: See 'Notice of Proposals'

Proposed TRO instruction for 20mph Speed limit order - St Peters Way (new Dev Rd) Horfield ward - ref: CAE/NMT/P-1276A

Consultation period: Thursday 30 May to Monday 24 June 2024.

How to object: See ‘Notice of Proposals'

Proposed TRO instruction for one way movement - St Peters Way (new Dev Rd) Horfield ward ref: CAE/NMT/P-1276B

Consultation period: Thursday 30 May to Monday 24 June 2024.

How to object: See ‘Notice of Proposals'

Proposed TRO instruction for waiting restrictions - Bishopthorpe Road, Maskelyne Avenue and St Peters Way (new Dev Rd), Horfield ward - ref: CAE/NMT/P-1276C

Consultation period: Thursday 30 May to Monday 24 June 2024.

How to object: See 'Notice of Proposals'