A two-week ‘warning period’ will be introduced on a series of roads in Sheffield before Sheffield Council introduces waiting new and loading restrictions on them.
Motorists will be given a fortnight from today to get used to the new rules on several of the city’s major roads before the authority begins issuing tickets for violations.
The routes affected by the new enforcement are Ecclesall Road from Moore Street roundabout to Banner Cross, in both directions, Rushby Street, Upwell Street - from Forgemasters to Page Hall roundabout - in both directions, and Meadowhall Road and Brightside Lane from Sainsbury’s to Forgemasters, in both directions.
Temporary signs will be put up around the areas to warn people about the changes.
A full enforcement on bus lanes will also be introduced on the ‘inbound section’ of Spital Hill between the rear entrance of Tesco’s upper deck car park and the Wicker.
It means anyone using a bus lane at all, rather than parking in it, will be given a ticket on that part of the road.
The warning period for the bus lane will be two months long, also starting today.
Councillor Leigh Bramall, the council’s cabinet member for business, skills and development, said: “We really don’t want people to get tickets so we are promoting this through the media and other outlets and we are going to be running a warning notice period where financial penalties won’t be imposed just to get people used to the system. This is something most other cities don’t do.”
After the warning period, the council will stop issuing notices and full enforcement will begin. Signs have also been put up along that road during the two-month long advance warning period.