Luton red routes – Windmill Road, Kimpton Road, Airport Way

Have your say on Luton Borough Council plans to trial a network of red routes in Windmill Road, Kimpton Road and Airport Way.

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Introduction

llegal and inconsiderate parking on Luton’s main routes is causing significant delays to traffic flow. The council is looking to introduce measures to improve traffic flow by proposing to implement a network of red routes, initially trialling them on three routes:

  • The town centre (within the area bounded by New Bedford Road, Telford Way, Dunstable Road and Wellington Street)
  • Windmill Road, Kimpton Road and Airport Way
  • Marsh Road, Leagrave Road and Dunstable Road

The proposed measures for the route to the airport are outlined on this page for you to comment on, raise concerns and give ideas. Your responses will be considered by the council’s Executive.

This webpage relates to the route to the airport route only. You can comment on the other red routes proposals here.

Background

What is a red route?

Red routes aim to make our busiest roads work better. They are most commonly identified by single or double red lines which clearly show when no stopping restrictions are in place. They also have boxes painted on the road to show where vehicles may legally park and load.

Why are red routes being introduced?

We are looking to implement red routes in these areas to:

  • improve the movement of traffic
  • ease congestion
  • make the routes safer for all users
  • provide better provision for legal parking and loading to benefit residents and businesses along these routes

What are the benefits of red routes

Everyone who uses or is close to these routes in a residential or business capacity should benefit.

Reduced congestion will mean better air quality, reduced traffic noise and lower fuel consumption.

It will be safer with parking made more difficult for those trying to illegally park. The changes aim to increase the reliability of public transport and enhance road safety for everyone.

What does a red route look like and what do the signs mean?

Each red route will have a single or double red line. It will have its own restrictions and will be clearly signed. You will need to read the signs for when the restrictions are in force.

View the proposed restrictions here.

Please see Frequently Asked Questions tab for further details.

View proposals

Please click on the image below to view an overview of the plans.

Please click here to view detailed plans of the proposals.

Events

If you would like to discuss the proposals with a member of the project team or have any  questions, why not drop into one of our events:

  • Tuesday 22 May, 2pm – 6pm, St George’s Square (outside Central Library) LU1 2NG
  • Wednesday 30 May, 1pm – 5pm, The Mall LU1 2LJ
  • Saturday 2 June, 10am – 2pm, Bury Park Community Centre, Dunstable Road LU1 1BW
  • Tuesday 5 June, 4pm – 8pm, Denbigh High School, Alexandra Avenue LU3 1HE

Frequently asked questions

Can I park on a red route?

Double red lines mean no stopping or parking at any time. Single red lines mean no stopping or parking during the time shown on the sign. Stopping and parking is permitted outside of these times.

Why can’t we have more parking bays?

The minimum road width for two way traffic is 6.0m and 1.8m is needed for parking bays. There is not enough space along the route to allow parking bays and two vehicles to pass safely.

Can my delivery unload on a red route?

Loading is allowed on a single red line before 7am and after 7pm. Loading is permitted in designated loading bays between 10am – 4pm.

I am disabled, can I park on a red route?

Blue badge holders correctly displaying their badges will be able to pick up or set down but will only be able to park in clearly designated spaces along the route.

Will emergency services be able to stop on a red route?

Emergency vehicles (on an emergency) will be able to stop on any red route.

I am a carer, will I be able to park on the red route?

Dial a ride, carers etc. will not be able to stop on red routes unless outside the No Stopping hours i.e. after 7pm and before 7am. During the operating hours of the red routes vehicles will need to park off street or in the side roads.

I am a taxi driver, can I stop on a red route?

Registered taxis and private-hire vehicles displaying the correct signage (licence and red route exemption) will be able to pick up and drop off customers along most red routes.

There are no time restrictions on taxis waiting in designated taxi rank spaces which operate 24 hours every day.

Will my home delivery driver be able to stop on the red route (e.g. Amazon, Tesco etc.)?

Deliveries are not permitted on red routes except outside of the times of operation.

How will violations of red routes restrictions be enforced?

If a vehicle is found to be breaking the restrictions in place on the red routes Civil Enforcement Officers on foot or through camera enforcement can issue Penalty Charge Notices. This can include:

  • exceeding the maximum parking time allowed
  • stopping in a no stopping zone without a justifiable reason
  • parking in a bay for loading/unloading but not using it for these purposes
  • parking outside of the stated designated allowed parking times

What happens next?

How do I have my say?
Let us know your views by completing the survey below.

What are the next steps?

The consultation closes on Friday 8 June. A report of the feedback will be put forward to the council’s Executive for consideration of the next steps.

When will the red routes be implemented?

Depending on the council’s Executive decision, the trial could be implemented in Autumn 2018.

Introduction

Introduction

llegal and inconsiderate parking on Luton’s main routes is causing significant delays to traffic flow. The council is looking to introduce measures to improve traffic flow by proposing to implement a network of red routes, initially trialling them on three routes:

  • The town centre (within the area bounded by New Bedford Road, Telford Way, Dunstable Road and Wellington Street)
  • Windmill Road, Kimpton Road and Airport Way
  • Marsh Road, Leagrave Road and Dunstable Road

The proposed measures for the route to the airport are outlined on this page for you to comment on, raise concerns and give ideas. Your responses will be considered by the council’s Executive.

This webpage relates to the route to the airport route only. You can comment on the other red routes proposals here.

Background

Background

What is a red route?

Red routes aim to make our busiest roads work better. They are most commonly identified by single or double red lines which clearly show when no stopping restrictions are in place. They also have boxes painted on the road to show where vehicles may legally park and load.

Why are red routes being introduced?

We are looking to implement red routes in these areas to:

  • improve the movement of traffic
  • ease congestion
  • make the routes safer for all users
  • provide better provision for legal parking and loading to benefit residents and businesses along these routes

What are the benefits of red routes

Everyone who uses or is close to these routes in a residential or business capacity should benefit.

Reduced congestion will mean better air quality, reduced traffic noise and lower fuel consumption.

It will be safer with parking made more difficult for those trying to illegally park. The changes aim to increase the reliability of public transport and enhance road safety for everyone.

What does a red route look like and what do the signs mean?

Each red route will have a single or double red line. It will have its own restrictions and will be clearly signed. You will need to read the signs for when the restrictions are in force.

View the proposed restrictions here.

Please see Frequently Asked Questions tab for further details.

View proposals

View proposals

Please click on the image below to view an overview of the plans.

Please click here to view detailed plans of the proposals.

Events

Events

If you would like to discuss the proposals with a member of the project team or have any  questions, why not drop into one of our events:

  • Tuesday 22 May, 2pm – 6pm, St George’s Square (outside Central Library) LU1 2NG
  • Wednesday 30 May, 1pm – 5pm, The Mall LU1 2LJ
  • Saturday 2 June, 10am – 2pm, Bury Park Community Centre, Dunstable Road LU1 1BW
  • Tuesday 5 June, 4pm – 8pm, Denbigh High School, Alexandra Avenue LU3 1HE
Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Can I park on a red route?

Double red lines mean no stopping or parking at any time. Single red lines mean no stopping or parking during the time shown on the sign. Stopping and parking is permitted outside of these times.

Why can’t we have more parking bays?

The minimum road width for two way traffic is 6.0m and 1.8m is needed for parking bays. There is not enough space along the route to allow parking bays and two vehicles to pass safely.

Can my delivery unload on a red route?

Loading is allowed on a single red line before 7am and after 7pm. Loading is permitted in designated loading bays between 10am – 4pm.

I am disabled, can I park on a red route?

Blue badge holders correctly displaying their badges will be able to pick up or set down but will only be able to park in clearly designated spaces along the route.

Will emergency services be able to stop on a red route?

Emergency vehicles (on an emergency) will be able to stop on any red route.

I am a carer, will I be able to park on the red route?

Dial a ride, carers etc. will not be able to stop on red routes unless outside the No Stopping hours i.e. after 7pm and before 7am. During the operating hours of the red routes vehicles will need to park off street or in the side roads.

I am a taxi driver, can I stop on a red route?

Registered taxis and private-hire vehicles displaying the correct signage (licence and red route exemption) will be able to pick up and drop off customers along most red routes.

There are no time restrictions on taxis waiting in designated taxi rank spaces which operate 24 hours every day.

Will my home delivery driver be able to stop on the red route (e.g. Amazon, Tesco etc.)?

Deliveries are not permitted on red routes except outside of the times of operation.

How will violations of red routes restrictions be enforced?

If a vehicle is found to be breaking the restrictions in place on the red routes Civil Enforcement Officers on foot or through camera enforcement can issue Penalty Charge Notices. This can include:

  • exceeding the maximum parking time allowed
  • stopping in a no stopping zone without a justifiable reason
  • parking in a bay for loading/unloading but not using it for these purposes
  • parking outside of the stated designated allowed parking times
What happens next?

What happens next?

How do I have my say?
Let us know your views by completing the survey below.

What are the next steps?

The consultation closes on Friday 8 June. A report of the feedback will be put forward to the council’s Executive for consideration of the next steps.

When will the red routes be implemented?

Depending on the council’s Executive decision, the trial could be implemented in Autumn 2018.

Have your say

Your views are important to us. Have your say by completing the online survey by Friday 8 June 2018.

If you have any other queries regarding this survey or need help completing it, please call 0203 092 0401 or email luton.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk.


Luton red routes - Windmill, Kimpton, Airport
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