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Consultation - Weedon Road/St James' Road Bus Lane Enforcement

West Northamptonshire Consultation Register Have your say on bus lane enforcement at Weedon Road / St James' Road, Northampton

West Northamptonshire Council has launched a public consultation on bus lane enforcement at Westbridge in the Weedon Road / St James area of Northampton.

The purpose of the bus lane is to ensure that bus services run on time, in order to reduce car journeys, reduce congestion, and improve choice. It also allows taxis and active travel users access at all times.

Enforcement has been in place since February last year, when the previous county council installed a number-plate recognition camera near the rail bridge in St James Road. The bus lane is in operation 24/7, with motorists facing a fine of up to £60 if they break the rules.

The consultation is asking people's views on a number of options, including whether to:

  • Reduce the enforcement hours to a minimum period from 7.30am to 9.30am
  • Reduce the enforcement hours to 7am to 7pm
  • Leave the enforcement hours as they currently operate

The consultation is open to all residents, stakeholders and people representing organisations.

This consultation closes at midnight on Tuesday 2 November 2021.

Have your say

Please visit the West Northamptonshire Consultation Hub for further information about the consultation and how to have your say.

If you have any questions or enquiries about the consultation, please contact us via email at

Posted: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 10:48 by Caroline Holgate

Tags: Community, Highways