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Invest to save - sustainable street lighting

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This report will enable authorities to develop sustainable lighting policies by quantifying the general advice given in the UK Lighting Board's Invest to Save Advice note.

Secondary Doc. 01/01/07 Add icon
Commuted Sums for Maintaining Infrastructure Assets

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Commuted sums were provided for under the Highways Act 1980 as a payment in lieu of providing the facility. Payments can either be a lump sum or phased payments following set triggers. Contributions can be sought towards either physical provision, such as roads or landscaping, or social provision, such as affordable housing or provision of community facilities. The use of commuted sums for future maintenance is not new, but there is considerable variation in their use and practice by highway authorities in relation to new developments. As a result, the mechanism has become unpopular with many developers. The aim of the new CSS guidance document is to offer a transparent and consistent approach to commuted sums. It believes the clarity of approach should help remove the uncertainty and risk for developers at an early stage in the process.

Secondary Doc. 16/11/09 Add icon
Using behavioural measures to evaluate route safety schemes

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Route safety schemes are complex interventions which may involve more than one agency. They use multiple methods to reduce the number of casualties along sections of road by changing driver behaviour through elements of engineering, education and enforcement. Evaluation is the mechanism by which the effectiveness of the intervention is assessed in achieving its objectives. Route safety schemes bring new challenges in the form of developing the best way to evaluate their effectiveness. This note1 is a short guide for practitioners on using behavioural measures to evaluate route safety schemes.

Secondary Doc. 10/03/11 Add icon
Funding for Bridge Maintenance General Information 01/02/00 Add icon
Bridge Condition Indicators Volume 1 - Commission Report

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After carrying out a survey of current bridge inspection methods in the UK, the authors have drawn up a new inspection reporting programme. However, it is recognised that many authorities will not be able to adopt the new system straight away. It is also noted that analysing historical data also has value.

General Information 01/04/02 Add icon
Bridge Condition Indicators Volume 2 - Guidance Note on Bridge Inspection Reporting

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The system presented by the authors is the outcome of harmonisation of various systems used by local authorities. The authors of the report add that the Bridge Condition Indicators can be derived using data from existing inspection systems.

General Information 01/04/02 Add icon
Bridge Condition Indicators Volume 3 - Guidance Note on Evaluation of Bridge Condition Indicators

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It is intended that the system set out in this book can be used for all bridges owned by Local Authorities on the public highway network. The methodology can also be used to assess the condition of retaining walls.

Secondary Doc. 01/07/02 Add icon
Public Perceptions of Traffic Calming

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In September 2004 the Transport and Environment Committee of the County Surveyors’ Society (CSS) appointed Social Research Associates (SRA) and Jacobs Babtie to carry out research into public perceptions of traffic calming schemes and what might be done to improve them. Since that time further sponsorship has been obtained from TRICS and the Rees Jeffries Road Fund. A CSS appointed Advisory Committee, chaired by Colin McKenna worked closely with the consultants to develop the methodology for the study. The background to the commission was concern that whilst many professionals are convinced of the beneficial effects that various forms of traffic calming can bring about, public opinion is sometimes more divided. In addition, recent times have brought considerable media coverage, usually from a negative viewpoint highlighting discontent from within the affected communities. The broad purpose of the project was, therefore, to establish a factually based perspective on what the public really think about traffic calming and to gain insights on how the process of consultation and implementation can impact on public perception. It was also intended to supplement the recent ‘Traffic Calming Techniques’ Guide (2005) produced jointly by the Institute of Highways and Transportation (IHT) and the CSS.

Research 01/04/06 Add icon
Review of Luminaire Maintenance Factors

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A desk research project looking at maintenance/safety lightining

Research 01/12/08 Add icon
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