• Portobello Community Council
  • c/o 14 Rosefield Avenue
  • Portobello
  • EH15 1AU

Bus Lanes Operational Hours & Permitted Vehicles (TRO/16/87)

Posted on: November 7th, 2016

Dear Sir / Madam



Last year the Council approved the introduction of Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders which standardised bus lane operational times and permitted solo motorcycles to use them when they are in operation. It is now proposed that the Council promote Traffic Regulation Orders to make permanent the alternations to the operating times of all day bus lanes, converting them to peak hours and to permit motorcycles to use with flow bus lanes during the operational hours.

In accordance with the terms of the Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 1999, I write to inform you that the City of Edinburgh Council proposes to promote an order which will vary the traffic orders governing bus lanes to:

1.     change the operation times at all bus lanes, listed in Appendix 1 below, to 7.30am to 9.30am and 4.00pm to 6.30pm, Mondays to Fridays inclusive. This will not apply to the following:

a).   bus lanes at bus gates

b).   contra flow bus lanes

c).    24 hour bus lanes


2.     allow solo motorcycles to use bus lanes, listed in Appendix 2 below, during the hours of operation. This will not apply to the following:


a).   bus lanes at bus gates

b).   contra flow bus lanes.

Formal objections are not invited at this stage, as a further period will be allowed for the submission of objections when the proposals are formally advertised. It is intended to advertise the proposals at an early date and I should welcome any comments you may have to offer within 3 weeks of the date of this letter.


Yours faithfully