Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Salford City Council - Record of Decision
I, Councillor McCusker, Lead Member for Planning, Transport and Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby:
Authorise the making of the Traffic Regulation Order below, in the modified form, as set out in the report:
City of Salford (Chapel Street, Salford) (Prohibition of U-Turn, right turn and left turn
with exemption for cyclists) Order 2022
The Reasons are:
That the necessary action be taken under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to advertise the intention to make the Traffic Orders to introduce: ‘City of Salford (Chapel Street, Salford) (Prohibition of U-Turn, right turn and left turn with exemption for cyclists) Order 2022’ to create safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists in the area and to compliment a scheme on New Bailey Street increasing reliability of the bus services.
Options considered and rejected were:
The development of the scheme has been informed by traffic modelling of the junction carried by Transport for Greater Manchester to assess the likely impact of the scheme on traffic at the junction. The modelling compared the modelled traffic conditions associated with the current layout with those that would result from the preferred layout. Options have also been considered as part of design discussions with TfGM’s Urban Traffic Control (UTC) team.
A number of options were explored and appraised which resulted in a preferred option to be progressed to design and implementation. This included consideration of the key physical and programme constraints relating to physical constraints within the envelope of the junction and timing of other works taking place on the wider traffic network and works being carried out by Network Rail and developers in the vicinity of New Bailey Street. It also reviewed the design against national cycle infrastructure design standards (Local Transport Note LTN 1/20).
During the meeting the option of not introducing the prohibition of left turn onto Bloom Street was considered, however it was pointed out that that this would have a significant impact on the ability of the scheme to meet its stated objectives. Without the introduction of a left turn ban, there would be a reduction in provision for pedestrians and public realm improvements with a narrower footway and longer crossing distances. The layout would maintain the safety risk for cyclists as the dangerous left ‘hook’ manoeuvre would still exist. In addition, the signal timings would need to be revisited which would impact on the operational efficiency of the junction and journey times for public transport on Salford’s key bus corridor.
The source of funding is:
Growth Deal 2 funding and secured S106 contributions
Assessment of Risk:
The restrictions will be signed in accordance with the Traffic Signs Manual and Traffic Sign Regulations and General Directions. (TSRGD 2016).
Legal Advice obtained:
The Council, by virtue of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 can introduce orders to manage traffic. Where Traffic Regulation Orders are required, they should not give rise to any particular legal implications provided the works and procedures are carried out in accordance with the relevant statutory requirements, which would include the consideration of any objections to a proposed TRO.
Financial Advice obtained:
The proposed scheme will be funded from the Growth Deal 2 funding and secured S106 contributions.
Procurement Advice obtained:
There are no procurement implications contained within this report.
The following documents have been used to assist the decision-making process:
Lead Member Report.
Tel No. 0161 779 4848
This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead member.
The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Growth & Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.
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This decision was published on 14th June 2022.
This decision will come into force at 4.00 p.m. on 21st June, unless it is called-in in accordance with the decision-making process rules.
Publication date: 14/06/2022
Date of decision: 27/05/2022
Decided at meeting: 27/05/2022 - Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development
Effective from: 22/06/2022