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Cousin Lane experimental traffic order

The City of London Corporation introduced an experimental traffic scheme in May 2017 in Cousin Lane. The experiment will become permanent on 18 December 2017 and the documents for this are below.

Notice of Making (17KB)
Statement of Reasons (13KB)
Plan (335KB)

The City of London introduced an experimental restriction on motor vehicles entering Cousin Lane. Only those vehicles that require access to premises in Cousin Lane are permitted.

The streetscape in Cousin Lane has been improved to make the street more attractive as it leads down to the Riverside Walk and to a pub overlooking the river. The carriageway has been raised to provide a step-free area and trees will be planted to make the area more welcoming.

The introduction of a restriction on motor vehicles entering the street operating at all times limited traffic to just those vehicles that need to be in the street. This is mainly to use one of the four vehicular accesses to buildings that lie along the street, or to make deliveries / collections at premises along the street. The restriction prevents vehicles from using Cousin Lane as a waiting point before making deliveries elsewhere.