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Cycling to School Report

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This report examines available data on the level of cycling to school since the introduction of the Bikeability cycle training scheme in England during 2006-07. The report draws on travel data from the school census and on Bikeability delivery data collected from local authorities that receive Department for Transport cycle training grants.

Research 11/04/12 Department for Transport Add icon
TAL 1/12: The Traffic Signs (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations and General Directions 2011

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The Traffic Signs (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations and General Directions 2011 (SI 2011 No. 3041) further amends the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 (“TSRGD 2002” – SI 2002 No. 3113) and came into force on 30 January 2012. Copies of the new SI are available from TSO at a price of £27.25 each. In addition to SI 2011 No. 3041, this Traffic Advisory Leaflet also contains guidance relating to the other sets of amendment regulations listed below, which came into force since the introduction of TSRGD 2002. Therefore, in addition to the current editions of Traffic Signs Manual, this document should be read in conjunction with the listed SIs and associated Traffic Advisory Leaflets, by all those involved in designing and implementing traffic management schemes and in road traffic regulation generally. While this Traffic Advisory Leaflet is intended to assist readers, it is neither legal advice nor a substitute for reference to the relevant legislation - and should not be relied on as such.

General Information 07/03/12 Department for Transport Add icon
Well-maintained Highways Tracked Changes Version

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Since Well-maintained Highways was published in 2005, Government Policy with respect to highway maintenance has developed and evolved in a number of areas. There have also been a number of changes, including the introduction of new statutory duties on highway authorities. To assist users of this Code, the Roads Liaison Group has prepared complementary guidance to advise and direct users to where they may find more up to date information to assist them in implementing best practice and the recommendations of the Code. Users of the Code should treat this complementary guidance as up-to date and having the same status as the Code. Where paragraphs have been amended, they supersede the ones in the Code. It must be noted that these updates should not be read in isolation but should be considered within the context of the Code

Primary Doc. 16/01/12 UK Roads Liaison Group Add icon
Traffic in Villages Toolkit

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Traffic in Villages is a new publication produced by Dorset AONB Partnership and written by Hamilton-Baillie Associates. It has been written as a toolkit to help Parish Councils and local groups understand the core principles for reducing speed, improving safety and retaining local distinctiveness. We hope that Traffic in Villages will help develop new working relationships between communities and highway authorities by equiping communities with the tools to look closely at their issues and begin to consider new solutions. It is illustrated with case studies and practical advice and includes a checklist to help local surveys. The Toolkit extends the key principles of Manual for Streets and Manual for Streets 2 to support rural communities coping with the impact of traffic in villages and small towns.

Primary Doc. 06/12/11 unknown Add icon
Infrastructure and Cyclist Safety

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The Department for Transport commissioned TRL to conduct a literature review to consider the role of infrastructure in the causation and reduction of injuries to cyclists. It was undertaken as part of the wider research programme, Road User Safety and Cycling, being led by TRL. Overall, it proved problematic to draw definitive conclusions from the literature. Taken as a whole, the most significant infrastructure-related risk factors for cyclists in single vehicle incidents on highways appear to be; slippery road (due to weather), and poor or defective road surface. For multi-vehicle collisions the infrastructure risk factors appear to be; posted speed limits, and encounters with other road users at junctions.

Research 28/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Alternatives to Travel

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Summary of the Government's next steps on alternatives to travel, following the Call for Evidence issued earlier in 2011. This document is published alongside a summary of responses to the Call for Evidence. Alternatives to travel are measures which can reduce or remove the need to travel, particularly for work, including commuting and business trips and travelling during peak times. The travel alternatives that are within the scope of our current work include: Home working and remote working; Flexible working and staggered hours (in order to reduce travel during peak periods); Tele conferencing, video conferencing and web conferencing; Any other alternatives to travel which can help reduce work-related travel.

Primary Doc. 17/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Accessible train and station design for disabled people

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Under s.71B of the Railways Act 1993 the Secretary of State maintains a Code of Practice to protect the interests of disabled people travelling by rail. All passenger train station operators are encouraged to use the document, and those who are licensed must follow its standards. Accessible Train Station Design for Disabled people: A Code of Practice Version 01, published in July 2008, replaced the previous version published by the Strategic Rail Authority, and incorporated a clearer structure, more-up-to-date guidance, and standards mirroring new European rules. This new Version 03 of the Code of Practice (valid from November 2011) replaces all previous versions. It provides standards and guidance for accessibility at railway stations, updated to more accurately reflect the BS8300 changes in 2009, and should be used by all train and station operators whenever they carry out works on their facilities.

Primary Doc. 16/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Traffic Advisory Leaflet 5/11 - Quality Audit

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This leaflet gives advice on the use of Quality Audit (QA) in the street design process as outlined in Manual for Streets, Manual for Streets 2 Wider Application of the Principles and Local Transport Note 1/08 Traffic Management and Streetscape.

General Information 14/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Congestion on local authority managed 'A' roads 2010-11

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This statistical release presents information about congestion on local authority managed ‘A’ roads between September 2010 and July 2011. The release finalises the statistics published in previous quarters and presents provisional information about congestion during September 2011.

Research 10/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Behavioural Insights Toolkit

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Behavioural insights are an important component of the Department for Transport’s vision for a transport system that is an engine for economic growth but one that is also greener and safer and improves quality of life in our communities. The Behavioural Insights Toolkit provides a readily digestible and user-friendly guide to those responsible for transport policy and delivery initiatives, including local authorities. The toolkit shows how behavioural insights can be applied in the transport context to achieve policy objectives. The toolkit does not represent mandatory guidance and its use is purely voluntary.

Research 08/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
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