Footways - Prohibition of Waiting

Consultation opened on 01 March 2023. Closing date 24 March 2023 at 17:00.


The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) proposes to make an Order entitled The Footways (Prohibition of Waiting) Order (Northern Ireland) 2023.


Consultation description

The Order will prohibit vehicles from waiting on a footway adjacent to a bus lane, a bus stop, a bus stand, a mandatory cycle lane and a mandatory school keep clear.

The Order will also revoke and re-enact the prohibitions of the Footways (Prohibition of Waiting) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015.

Vehicles are excepted from the prohibitions in certain circumstances.

Inspecting the proposal

Full details are contained in the draft Order which may be inspected free of charge during office hours within the period below at:

DfI Roads Eastern Division
Traffic Management 1
Annex 7
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Upper Newtownards Road

Inspection of the draft Order is by appointment only which can be arranged either by email using or by telephone during office hours (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm) on 0300 200 7899.

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 Roads Eastern Division at the address above or by emailing before 24 March 2023.

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