Motorists will be given a period of notice ahead of waiting and loading restrictions being introduced on some of Sheffield’s busiest roads.
A two week warning period will start on Monday (17 November) to allow everyone to get used to the change in restrictions for that area and see how they are enforced.
During the warning notice period, additional temporary signs advising of the enforcement will be posted along with the statutory signs.
The routes affected by the new enforcement from next week are: Ecclesall Road (Moore Street roundabout to Banner Cross, in both directions), Rushby Street/Upwell Street (from Forgemasters to Page Hall Road roundabout, in both directions), and Meadowhall Road/Brightside Lane (from Sainsbury’s to Forgemasters, in both directions).
A full enforcement of bus lane restrictions for using a bus lane, rather than parking in it, will begin a two month ‘warning notice’ period on Monday (17 November). This will be introduced on the inbound section of Spital Hill between the rear entrance to Tesco’s upper deck car park and the Wicker.
Councillor Leigh Bramall, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Development said: “We really don’t want people to get tickets so we are promoting this through the media and other outlets and we are going to be running a warning notice period where financial penalties won’t be imposed just to get people used to the system. This is something most other cities don’t do.”
After the warning period, the Council will stop issuing notices and full enforcement will begin. All vehicles using the bus lane will then receive a full Penalty Charge Notice. Local businesses and residents directly affected by the restrictions have been contacted already, but the warning period and new signage will help inform motorists of the changes.
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