TRO on Jacob’s Ladder Stoney Middleton Byway Open to All Traffic No 15
We are delighted that Derbyshire County Council has announced a consultation on a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) banning all mechanically propelled vehicle users (MVUs) except mobility vehicles and farm vehicles from Jacob’s Ladder between New Road Eyam and The Nook in Stoney Middleton at all times.
The evidence from residents and visitors for closing the lane to motorised traffic is longstanding and compelling. The character of the lane, narrow, steep and with blind bends, makes it inherently dangerous for use by horse riders and pedestrians whilst vehicles are permitted to use it. With high banks and walls finding refuge from oncoming vehicles can prove impossible for those with small children, prams and dogs. Indeed, many people have stopped using the lane because of the risks of meeting motor bikes and 4×4 vehicles travelling at speed, and residents of Stoney Middleton have lost a valuable amenity on which families and the less mobile could safely take exercise 20 years ago. A TRO banning all MVUs would address unsustainable use of the lane and the conflicts that arise between users, and would restore tranquillity to the lane and the Nook.
For more information and to respond to the consultation online use this link https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/council/have-your-say/consultation-search/all-consultations/consultation-details/proposed-prohibition-of-mechanically-propelled-vehicles-over-stoney-middleton-byway-open-to-all-traffic-no15-known-as-jacobs-ladder.aspx
Or you can write to Mike Ashworth, Strategic Director – Economy, Transport and Environment, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG.
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