Make a comment on Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs)

Make a comment on Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs)

Look at proposed traffic regulation orders and comment on proposals

Bristol Bridge Experimental Traffic Scheme: consultation

A six month statutory consultation on new traffic priorities in the form of bus lanes on Bristol Bridge, Baldwin Street and Union Street is now underway until 1 February 2021.

Visit the Bristol Bridge TRO consultation page to view the legal documents for this experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO), or to submit objections to the experimental measures.

Go to the Bristol Bridge information page for general information about the Bristol Bridge Traffic scheme.

All other live TRO consultations can be viewed at the bottom of this page.

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

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

Proposed waiting restrictions and 20 mph speed limit: Hawthorn Street and Morris Road (Morris Road Development), Lockleaze Ward: CAE/RGW/P-1191A & B

This consultation runs from Thursday 21 January 2021 to Friday 12 February 2021.

How to object: See Notice of Proposals

Notice of Proposals (pdf, 24KB) (opens new window)

Hawthorn Street & Morris Road Waiting Restrictions (P-1191A)

Hawthorn Street 20mph (P-1191B)

Sealed TROs

The following orders are available to view for six weeks from sealing.

Any person who desires to question the validity of, or of any provision contained in the order on the grounds that it is not within the relevant powers of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended, or on the grounds that any of the relevant requirements of that Act has not been complied with in relation to the order, may within six weeks after the date on which the order was made, apply to the High Court for this purpose.

City Council of Bristol, various roads, Temple Gate area, Central Ward, City Of Bristol, Reserved Bus Lanes, Order 2020

Date of sealing: 15 December 2020

City of Bristol, various roads, St. Philips area, Lawrence Hill, City of Bristol, Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting, Loading Places, Order 2021

Date of sealing: 7 January 2021