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Association of Signals, Lighting and other Highway Electrical Contractors Useful Website 01/01/08 Add icon
Cycling Projects Useful Website 01/01/08 Add icon
Urban Traffic Management and Control Useful Website 01/01/08 Add icon
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Institute of Public Rights of Way and Access Management Useful Website 01/01/08 Add icon
Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers Useful Website 01/01/08 Add icon
Road Safety Audit Guidelines

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The third edition of the IHT [Institution of Highways & Transportation] Road Safety Audit Guidelines has been produced following two recent initiatives in road safety and related fields. The revised UK Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) Road Safety Audit Standard HD 19/03 was produced in 2003, and the Manual for Streets (MfS) was produced in 2007. Both documents have significant consequences for Road Safety Audit. These Guidelines provide a comprehensive review of Road Safety Audit. The purpose of these Guidelines is to update previous IHT [Institution of Highways & Transportation] Road Safety Audit Guidelines, with advice, for example, on qualifications for Road Safety Auditors and on legal issues within Road Safety Audit. In addition, these Guidelines seeks to advise local highway authorities in ways in which they can appropriately resource a Road Safety Audit process relative to their own needs. It advises of those areas in which they may consider carrying out Road Safety Audits in a different way to that set out in HD19/03. It also gives advice on how to respond to issues in the Manual for Streets, including how to work within a “Quality Audit” process for certain types of schemes covered by MfS.

Secondary Doc. 01/10/08 Add icon
Collision Prevention & Reduction

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Safety is the most important responsibility of anyone involved in transport. It is a global issue: road traffic crashes kill nearly 1.2 million people worldwide every year, and injures millions more. It is the second leading cause of death for people aged 5 to 25 years, with a devastating impact on families and communities. IHT [Institution of Highways & Transportation] first published its Accident Reduction & Prevention guidelines in 1986 with an update in 1990. IHT [Institution of Highways & Transportation] are pleased to continue this tradition of best practice with this Collision Prevention & Reduction (CPR) guideline. The document is a completely new version that provides comprehensive and practical guidelines for policy-makers and practitioners in the field of CPR on our roads. There have been radical changes in the nature of local government and its delivery of road safety engineering - including the increased use of externalised bodies and changes in the funding available for road safety projects. The document has been designed for use by local authorities (at all tiers), consultants and road safety auditors. The purpose behind the original edition of this document was to help embed collision prevention and reduction in a public service setting. For some local authorities that meant making special resources and funding available for the first time; for others it meant adjusting the way they already attempted to stem the tide of human injury on their roads. For everyone it meant looking to the guidelines to see how to deliver this life-saving public service. Those guidelines set the agenda for collision reduction for the ensuing decade and beyond. They were not simply about reporting existing practice. The new Guidelines have been built around a framework of five elements: data, structure, systems, finance and monitoring. The five elements are shown enveloped within a policy sphere; not another element, but a cultural atmosphere, a set of environmental parameters, without which none of the five elements would be able to function properly, and without which they would not be useful as a framework to bring about improved road safety for our communities.

Secondary Doc. 01/06/07 Add icon
Parking Strategies & Management

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Policy and practice associated with parking is brought together in one set of guidelines. Parking Strategies & Management (August 2005) seeks to steer practitioners from policy to scheme delivery and enforcement in order to solve parking problems. The guidelines are divided into three sections: Policy Context – what are you trying to achieve? Provides the background of national and regional policy. How to manage conflicting objectives. Measures – what powers of parking intervention are available to you? Provides advice on adopting a holistic approach. Implementation – how can parking be managed effectively on the ground? The publication also includes chapters on public engagement and consultation, and parking enforcement and financial modelling.

Secondary Doc. 01/07/05 Add icon
Traffic Calming Techniques

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This book provides a timely update to the earlier CSS publication, Traffic Calming in Practice, first produced in 1994, and has "10 years of experience between the covers". It outlines the purposes for which traffic calming can be used, both as an approach in itself or as part of a wider and more holistic approach to traffic management. It highlights best practice and provides advice on the development and implementation of schemes as well as giving pointers on how traffic calming may develop in the future. It also includes over 80 case studies which take a look at both how older schemes have stood the test of time as well as more recent approaches.

Secondary Doc. 05/01/05 Add icon
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