In August 2020 we announced we would trial dedicated bus and cycle lanes in both directions on the A4, between Huntercombe Roundabout and Sussex Place (subsequently the section between Huntercombe Roundabout and Dover Road was reduced to cycle lanes only).
The scheme has been introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic, to encourage people to travel actively and sustainably, support social distancing measures for cyclists and pedestrians, and to prepare for the borough’s recovery. Funded by central government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund (EATF) and introduced under Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders (ETROs), the scheme can run up to 18 months, with a consultation period for six months.
Following a review of the responses during the initial consultation, councillors would now like some operational changes to the bus and cycle lanes. We have therefore introduced the following changes from Friday 4 December 2020:
- the bus and cycle lanes now operate peak time only, from Monday to Friday during 7am-10am and 3pm-7pm (previously at all times)
- the following vehicles are now permitted to use the experimental A4 bus and cycle lanes during those times (previously buses and pedal cycles only):
- pedal cycles
- solo motorcycles
- private hire vehicles (“minicabs”) operated under licences issued by Slough Borough Council
- zero emission vehicles displaying green number plates under a forthcoming scheme
- electric scooters hired from Neuron Mobility under a government trial scheme
This scheme comes into force on Friday 4 December 2020 and we will be accepting comments until 31 August 2021.
Please note these advisory cycle lanes on the A4 in both directions between the Huntercombe Roundabout and Cippenham Lane are not part of this Temporary A4 Bus Lane Scheme consultation:
- Section 1: Huntercombe roundabout to Station Road, Burnham
- Section 2: Station Road Burnham to Cippenham Lane.