Red routes

Information on red routes including their location and penalties

Red routes offer improved safety for pedestrians, cyclists and general traffic, journey time reduction and improved journey times.

The routes can be identified by their red no-stopping lines on the highway and signs along the route.

Double red lines ban all stopping, parking and loading and apply at all times.

Cameras are in place on red routes and use automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) to identify unauthorized vehicles that stop within the area.

This results in the driver receiving a £70 PCN by post.

This is payable by the vehicle owner however the charge will be reduced to £35 if it is paid within 14 days of service.

Manage your red route penalty charge notice


The red route is within the Furthergate area of Blackburn.

This goes from Eanam Roundabout, along Higher Eanam, Copy Nook, Bottomgate and Furthergate, to Gorse Street and includes Higher Barn Street, part of Higher Audley Street and adjoining roads in the Dock Street area.

There is limited waiting of 1 hour in this area, between 8am – 6pm, 7 days a week to ensure adequate parking capacity and this is identified by a blue line


Hackney cabs (not private hire taxis) can stop within the red route to allow passengers to get into or out of the vehicle.

Blue badges holders are also able to stop to allow a disabled passenger to get in or out of a vehicle. In both instances these vehicles must not be parked.