Ceredigion's Review of Traffic Orders

Proposals have been published today by Ceredigion County Council for alterations to hundreds of traffic orders in the county, the most visible of which are roadside yellow lines. The orders haven’t been reviewed for many years and, now that the county's traffic wardens have been back on the streets for almost a year, we thought it was about time the lines were reviewed.

Of course parking restrictions aren’t there to make life difficult for people. They’re there largely to prevent accidents and to prevent roads being blocked by parked cars. The short-term parking places in town centres keeps traffic turning over in order to help trade. However the Council wants to make sure that every parking restriction is still relevant and useful.

All local councillors, who know the issues in their local areas, have been consulted and the total of 440 changes that they've requested have now been published for local residents to comment on by 4th June. The proposals can be seen in full hereSigns have also gone up where changes are proposed and can be viewed in person in Aberystwyth Town Library, Canolfan Rheidol and other council offices around the county.

The proposals would remove yellow lines in many places and add some in others where a need has been identified. But, as whole, they’ll result in a net decrease in yellow lines in the county of 1000 metres, with a further 900 metres where existing restrictions are relaxed. I think this will be welcomed by people.

The intention is to repeat this exercise every year from now on to make sure that parking restrictions remain relevant and have community support.

In case you missed the link in the article (as I'm hearing some people have done), you can see the proposals by clicking on on this link and following the links at the bottom of that page.