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Long Causeway - entrance to Pedestrian and Cycle Zone

This page provides specific information about the Pedestrian and Cycle Zone which came into force on Long Causeway in Peterborough on 5 February 2024.

Visit our Moving Traffic Enforcement page for general information about schemes in Peterborough, plus how to pay or challenge Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs).

This scheme launched on 5 February 2024.

Restriction details

There is a Pedestrian and Cycle Zone across the city centre which covers the streets:

  • Long Causeway
  • Cathedral Square
  • Church Street
  • Lower Bridge Street
  • Cumbergate
  • Exchange Street
  • St Johns Square
  • Queens Street

Entry to this area is via Long Causeway as it meets Broadway and Midgate.

Why enforcement is required

Although an automatic bollard is in operation to prevent vehicles accessing the area, this does not stop motorbikes and mopeds from driving into the pedestrian area presenting a danger to pedestrians, especially at busy times. It also does not stop vehicles driving into the entrance and blocking pavements with vehicles. Historically, we have received a lot of complaints about motor vehicles in this area and previous enforcement powers only allowed us to enforce parking once vehicles have come to a rest.

Signage

The following signage is in place.

Sign one shows a pedestrian and cycle zone sign with restrictions on motor vehicles unless Blue Badge holders or loading. Sign two features a traffic enforcement camera.

Maps

The map below shows the location of signage and traffic enforcement cameras at the entrance to Long Causeway.

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Rules

No motorised vehicle should enter at any time, by any means and includes vehicles being driven, pushed or caused to enter by any other method - except for the following exemptions:

  • Goods vehicles for the purposes of loading and unloading - midnight – 10.30am and 4.30pm - midnight
  • Entry for Blue Badge holders to be dropped off or picked up - midnight - 10.30am and 4.30pm - midnight. Blue Badge holders are not permitted to wait or park at any time.
  • Emergency service vehicles
  • Council service vehicles
  • Highways maintenance vehicles
  • Post office vehicles attending post boxes situated on the above roads
  • Vehicles in official use for funerals and weddings at St Johns Church
  • Vehicles that are used for the secure transfer of money and other such securities to banks and building societies etc
  • Vehicles that have been granted an exemption by the council prior to entering the above roads

Dispensations

In exceptional circumstances, we will issue dispensation for vehicles to enter to carry out planned or emergency works. Those wishing to apply for dispensation to enter should contact parking.services@peterborough.gov.uk with details. Please note that dispensation is chargeable.

Current enforcement figures

  • February 2024 = 4 Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) and 50 Warning Notices issued
  • March 2024 = 5 Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) and 47 Warning Notices issued
  • April 2024 = 1 Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) and 7 Warning Notices issued
  • May 2024 = 1 Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) and 5 Warning Notices issued

These figures are up to date as of 31 May 2024.

The six month warning notice period for first occasions will end at this site on 5 August 2024.