Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders

Temporary cycling and walking measures are being put in place across Cambridgeshire during the Coronavirus pandemic to help people get out and socially distance.

The Government has given authorities funding through the Combined Authority to deliver pop-up cycle lanes, wider pavements, safer junctions and bus-only corridors. We have worked with the city and district councils to prepare a list of schemes which can be delivered over the next eight weeks to support the recovery from Coronavirus.

The country is facing a huge public health emergency. These quick measures will support people by helping them to walk and cycle more, whilst creating space for pedestrians so they can adhere to the social distancing rules. The measures will reduce through traffic to allow us to widen the footpaths.

View our news release on 'Cycling and walking support in midst of pandemic'.

For the Highways and Transport Committee report where this was discussed on Tuesday 16 June 2020, visit our CMIS website.


Many of the schemes will see changes carried out using an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO), which will be in place for 18 months. The first 6 months will be the consultation period.

Comments can be sent in writing to the Policy and Regulation Team by email to policyandregulation@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or by post to the following address:

Policy and Regulation Team
Highways Depot
Stanton Way
PE29 6PY

If the measures are successful, they could be made permanent or more permanent measures could be considered.

Mill Road, Cambridge - Bus Gate Experimental Order 2020

This order prohibits all motor vehicles from using Mill Road Bridge in the City of Cambridge except for local buses and pedal cycles. Closing date for comment is 24 December 2020.

Mill Road, Cambridge Experimental Order
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Mill Road, Cambridge Notice
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Mill Road, Cambridge Plan
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