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Designing for Walking

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This document explains how facilities for walking should be designed, following on from how they are planned, which is covered in Planning for Walking. Well-designed facilities that follow desire lines, are clutter-free, and are legible to all users will assist in enabling walking journeys and improve the experience of those already walking. The design of facilities should also consider the volumes of people walking along (actual or desired) or crossing streets, and the solutions will depend on a variety of considerations. The needs of all users should be carefully taken into account and prioritised as appropriate.

Secondary Doc. 19/03/15 CIHT Add icon
Road Safety Observatory

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The Road Safety Observatory aims to provide easy access to independent road safety research and information for anyone working in road safety and for members of the public. It provides summaries and reviews of research on a wide range of road safety issues, along with links to original road safety research reports. The information on the Road Safety Observatory website is provided free of charge, and you do not need to register to use this website.

Useful Website 18/02/15 Department for Transport Add icon
TAL 01/15 Variable Message Signs

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This guidance is to inform about the use of light-emitting variable message signs (VMS) capable of displaying text and pictograms.

Primary Doc. 13/01/15 Department for Transport Add icon
TAL 1/14 White on red signs at road works

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White on red signs are often used to cover temporary situations at road works. Practitioners are not always aware that they have the flexibility to create such signs using legends tailored to their particular circumstances. This leaflet reminds practitioners of the options available to them when creating these temporary signs and provides some basic design guidelines.

Primary Doc. 12/11/14 Department for Transport Add icon
TAL 2/14 Using the Core and Vac technique at road works

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Guidance on the use of coring and vacuum extraction (core and vac) for repairing buried equipment. The technique allows companies to open the road, repair the buried equipment and reinstate the site much faster than conventional excavation methods.

Primary Doc. 12/11/14 Department for Transport Add icon
TAL 3/14 Using hydraulically bound mixtures at road works

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Covers the use of hydraulically bound mixtures (HBMs) in road reinstatements layers. This has the advantages of: •potentially fewer work lorry trips required •the faster compaction times sometimes associated with HBMs and reduced site occupation times.

Primary Doc. 12/11/14 Department for Transport Add icon
TAL 4/14 Using cementitious mixtures at road works

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Covers use of cementitious mixtures in road work reinstatements, providing guidance on what is required before they can be trafficked or overlaid. Cementitious mixtures, including high early strength mixtures, can be used to replace cementitious and unbound materials. Their use can reduce site occupation times.

Primary Doc. 12/11/14 Department for Transport Add icon
TAL 5/14 Using temporary backfill at road works

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Leaflet about: •the options to consider before action •guidance on the technique of using temporary backfill to reinstate roads.

Primary Doc. 12/11/14 Department for Transport Add icon
TAL 6/14 Using road plates at road works

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Guidance on the use of road plates for temporarily returning roads with unreinstated (not filled in) excavations to service. Road plates can often be installed and removed quite quickly, making short term returns to service more practicable. The main reason for using them is to reduce traffic congestion during peak times - especially useful at heavily trafficked sites.

Primary Doc. 12/11/14 Department for Transport Add icon
TAL 7/14 Mapping underground assets

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Advice on the various mapping techniques for locating and identifying buried pipes and cables. The use of these techniques can help reduce site occupation times when those assets require maintenance or repair.

Primary Doc. 12/11/14 Department for Transport Add icon
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