Epping Forest Red Route

An Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) is being introduced in Epping Forest from 6 June 2022.

The Forest attracts over 4 million visitors per year, with a variety of user groups who utilise the facilities and attractions within the area. Chargeable car parking is available in the Forest, however roads are used instead and parking at peak times of the year can be inconsiderate, dangerous, and obstructive in nature.

The introduction of restrictions will allow us to take verge parking enforcement action, assisting City of London Corporation officers where restriction lines are present.

  • Double red route (no stopping at any time) restrictions will prevent parking close to, and on junctions, as well as bends on the highway, promoting safety and access for all highway users.
  • A seasonal single red route line on one side of the highway will ensure that parking is prevented during peak times of the year, when visitor numbers increase, promoting access.

Preventing parking on one side of the highway will ensure that access to the Forest is preserved and larger vehicles, primarily those associated with the Emergency Services will be unhindered when travelling into and through the Forest.

The experimental order will allow us to determine whether the new restrictions have been successful or if amendments are needed. An experimental order can be in place for up to 18 months, but we hope to consider any objections or other comments after 6 months of the order being operational. 

Parking will be available on one side of the highway which will be left unrestricted where is it safe to do so.

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