Some new or amended Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) approved

A number of new or amended Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) to prohibit waiting, loading and unloading, amend some speed limits, re-determine a footway as suitable for cyclists and make a road one-way with a ban on left/right turns were approved at today’s (Tuesday 14 March) Cabinet meeting.

Cllr John McMillan, Cabinet Member for Environment, Economic Development and Tourism said: “East Lothian is a growing county and the Council works closely with representatives of our local communities and businesses to ensure appropriate support is provided to address concerns about a range of travel related issues. The new or amended TROs approved today are aimed at improving or enhancing free movement of traffic taking into account the full range of road users.”

New TROs introduced include:

  • Making the experimental 30mph speed limit permanent and introduce 40mph speed limit buffers on the B6363 at Humbie
  • Reduce the existing 40mph speed limit to 30mph on B6355 at New Winton
  • Making the three disabled parking spaces at Ormiston Library car park enforceable for blue badge holders only
  • Introducing waiting restrictions at Wemyss Place, including Gosford Road Lane, Cockenzie to improve the free flow of traffic
  • Making Eskside West, Musselburgh one-way westbound from North High Street to Bridge Street
  • Re-determine the footway adjacent to the new Community Hospital, Haddington as shared use for cyclists and pedestrians

Cllr McMillan added: “It’s important to highlight that these new TROs in many cases are being introduced in response to requests from local communities and businesses to help address safety concerns and provide greater opportunities for active travel.”

Published: Tuesday, 14th March 2023