M4 Bus Lane: Environmental Assessment Report

Publication type:Report

The M4 Motorway is a national transport link, connecting to the strategic M25 London Orbital Motorway towards central London. From June 1999 until December 2010, the M4 Bus Lane operated eastbound into London for approximately 3.5 miles between Junctions 3 and 2. The Highways Agency (HA) suspended the Bus Lane in 2010 as an Experimental Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, and is now proposing the permanent removal of the Bus Lane, through a commitment to a Revocation Order.

This report has been prepared to present the findings of the environmental assessment and is referred to as an Environmental Assessment Report (EAR). The environmental assessment has been undertaken to identify the key environmental issues associated with the Project and to determine the need for statutory Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).