Following a decision by councillors in the summer, a red route will be introduced on Airport Way this month, on 19 November.
A public consultation took place in May asking for views from residents and businesses on proposals to trial red routes along strategic routes in the town which included; the town centre (within the area bounded by New Bedford Road, Telford Way, Dunstable Road and Wellington Street), Windmill Road, Kimpton Road and Airport Way as well as Marsh Road, Leagrave Road and Dunstable Road.
All the feedback was considered and in August, the council’s Executive gave approval to implement red routes on Airport Way in November and the town centre in January 2019 as a trial known as an experimental Order. After six months councillors will then consider any objections and decide whether or not to continue with the scheme. Proposals for red routes on Kimpton, Marsh and Dunstable Roads have been put on hold while comments and feedback given as part of the consultation are considered.