The Order will provide for a with-flow bus lane in which only buses, cycles, motor cycles and permitted taxis (as defined below) and certain specified vehicles are permitted.
The bus lane will operate between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm Monday to Saturday inclusive on the northern side of the country bound (eastbound) carriageway of Albertbridge Road, Belfast, from a point 267 metres west of the eastern kerbline of Mountpottinger Road to a point 38 metres west of the eastern kerbline of Mountpottinger Road, bounded on its northern side by the northern kerbline of Albertbridge Road and the outer edge of a road marking in the form of a longitudinal broken white line, and on its southern side by the outer edge of a road marking in the form of a continuous longitudinal white line broken only by a road marking in the form of a longitudinal broken white line and by a gap at a controlled pedestrian crossing.
The Order will also restrict waiting by buses, cycles, motor cycles and permitted taxis.
Permitted taxi means a taxi which is either –
(i) licensed to stand or ply for hire on a road or public place and subject to the Bye-Laws made in respect of Motor Hackney Carriages standing or plying for hire made by the Council of the county Borough of Belfast on 4th June 1951 and which meets the specifications prescribed by regulation 41 of the Public Service Vehicles (Condition of Fitness, Equipment and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995; or
(ii) licensed to operate carriage services under the road service license provision of Part II of the Transport Act (Northern Ireland) 1967.
Inspecting the proposals
Full details are contained in the draft Order which together with a map showing the road involved may be inspected free of charge during office hours within the period below at the Department's address as follows:DfI Roads Eastern Division
Annexe 7, Block 3
Upper Newtownards Road
Making an objection
Any person may object or make other representations, specifying the grounds on which they are made, by writing to the Department at the address above or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before 6 July 2018.
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