Salford City Council - Record of Decision
I, Councillor Derek Antrobus, Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby authorise the making of the Traffic Regulation Order to introduce
‘Salford City Council (Chorley Road, Swinton) (Bus Lane) Order 2020
City of Salford (Chorley Road and Partington Lane and Station Road, Swinton) (Prohibition of Waiting / Loading / Unloading and Taxi Stand Clearway) Order 2020
Salford- Bolton Network Improvement Programme (SBNI – DP2) (TRO Ref No. 2304)
Improving the reliability of bus service has the prospective to enhance the attractiveness of public transport, thereby increasing passenger numbers and reducing car-based journeys.
This proposal will improve the traffic flow through Swinton Town Centre by reallocating used space and, along with other SBNI schemes, will improve public transport facilities within Salford in terms of journey times and punctuality. The scheme will also significantly improve facilities for pedestrians at these two busy town centre junctions. In order to improve these factors priorities for buses should be considered and these bus lanes and other Traffic Regulation Orders will assist in providing improved bus services.
The Bolton – Swinton, Manchester bus lanes will also improve public transport connectivity between Salford wards.
Improvement of efficiency of whole bus corridor would be an advantage not only for passengers travelling between Bolton, Swinton and Manchester but also it would increase reliability for passengers travelling on shorter distances within Salford.
Assessment of Risk: Low Risk
Each package of schemes will be individually developed and will individually follow the council’s approval process. The works are of a similar nature to projects delivered previously and the City Council and TfGM have appropriate project management processes in place.
The restrictions will be marked out in accordance with the Traffic Signs Manual and Traffic Sign Regulations and General Directions. (TSRGD 2016).
'Where objections are received by the Council following the advertisement of proposals, the decision regarding the implementation of the proposals is delegated to the relevant Lead Member for determination, following consultation with the Council’s Traffic Advisory Panel. Adhering to this procedure should not give rise to any legal implications.
If the decision is made to implement the proposals in this report, these should not give rise to any legal implications provided the works are carried out in accordance with the appropriate statutory requirements as set out in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the Highways Act 1980
The scheme is being promoted by Transport for Greater Manchester (“TfGM”) on behalf of Greater Manchester Combined Authority (“GMCA”), in association with Salford City and Bolton Councils as part of the Greater Manchester Growth and Reform Deal therefore the scheme delivery costs will be externally funded by GMCA
Procurement Advice obtained: Not applicable
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This decision was published on 14th May 2020.