New Market Square traffic restrictions

Transport for Buckinghamshire is introducing an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) in sections of Aylesbury town centre which prohibits vehicles from using Market Square past the northern boundary of the Green Man pub in either direction.

The legal restriction came into place on 7th February and will be physically enforced by the placement of bollards to put in place from 27th February.

Use of Market Square as a cut through by private vehicles has been a long standing problem in Aylesbury Town Centre where the current restrictions are widely flouted, with regular reports of near misses. Buckinghamshire County Council and Aylesbury Town Centre Management hope the new bollards provide an effective and low cost solution to this issue.

The bollards are fixed in an upright position to prevent vehicle access however there are a number of key holders which include the emergency services and the town centre manager who can allow access through Market Square in the case of emergency.

Access for loading and deliveries will be allowed in accordance with the current time restrictions as follows:

  • Buckingham St and the north of Market Square to premises north of the restriction
  • Great Western St and the southern end of Market Square for premises south of the restriction.
  • The Town Centre Management team will be able to remove these bollards to allow access for special events at their discretion.

Full details of the Traffic Order can be found on the County Council’s website. The order can continue for a maximum of an 18 month trial period before a permanent order is considered. Within the first six months of the ETRO any person may object or support the order becoming permanent. These should be made in writing before 7th August 2018, giving the grounds on which it is made, and addressed to:

The Area Schemes Delivery Team,

Transport for Buckinghamshire,

Corrib Industrial Estate,

Griffin Lane, Aylesbury,

Buckinghamshire, HP19 8BP

Or by email