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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
Management of Electronic Traffic Equipment

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This Code of Practice is the first document within the UK which establishes a series of good practice policies and procedures, obtained from experts, on how to effectively manage the maintenance of fixed location electronic traffic control equipment. The growth of technology in the highways sector has led to improvements in congestion control and a reduction in carbon emissions. Adoption of the recommendations within this code will help local authorities achieve delivery of high quality services. This code will become the fourth code within the current suite of codes, and will sit alongside Well-lit Highways, Well-maintained Highways and the Management of Highway Structures.

Primary Doc. 22/09/11 UK Roads Liaison Group Add icon
Well-Lit Highways Complementary Guidance

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Well-lit Highways was published in November 2004. Since then, Government Policy in respect to highway lighting 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 highways authorities. To assist users of this Code, the Roads Liaison Group has prepared this 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.

Primary Doc. 15/12/10 UK Roads Liaison Group Add icon
Manual for Streets 2: Wider Application of the Principles

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Streets and roads make up around three-quarters of all public space – their design, appearance, and the way they function have a huge impact on the quality of people’s lives. Manual for Streets 2 - Wider Application of the Principles is the result of collaborative working between the Department for Transport and the transportation industry. It is an excellent demonstration of what can be achieved when Government works in partnership with professional industry representatives. The aim of the document is to extend the advantages of good design to streets and roads outside residential areas and to provide an environment that improves the quality of life. By rethinking the way high streets and non-trunk roads are designed, the fabric of public spaces and the way people behave can be changed. It means embracing a new approach to design and breaking away from inflexible standards and traditional engineering solutions. The new guide does not supersede Manual for Streets; rather it explains how the principles of the first document can be applied more widely. The guide further integrates the fundamentals of “Link and Place”, allowing designers to set the right design strategy for the particular nuances of busier streets. It also outlines a process to deliver the Governments new de-cluttering agenda. The flexible and pragmatic guidance will assist all professionals involved in regeneration, development and highway management with a toolkit of approaches and methods that address the challenges on our busier streets.

Secondary Doc. 29/09/10 CIHT Add icon
Street Lighting Design, Adoption Process and Specification Guide - Appendix A

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This document was identified as part of the UKRLG Project on Design & Maintenance Guidance. Wokingham's guidance to developers.

Secondary Doc. 28/03/10 UK Roads Liaison Group Add icon
Design Guide & Specification - Residential and Industrial Estates Development

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This document was identified as part of the UKRLG Project on Design & Maintenance Guidance. Hartlepool's design guide for developers, who will seek for the highways constructed to be adopted under section 38 or 278 of the Highways Act.

Secondary Doc. 01/02/10 UK Roads Liaison Group Add icon
TRL PPR 342 The use of passively safe signposts and lighting columns

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The use of passively safe lighting columns and signposts is becoming increasingly common on both Highways Agency and local authority rural roads. They are particularly suitable where it would be difficult to use a safety barrier, or where the safety barrier itself could pose a hazard, for example at a nosing or on a roundabout splitter island. They have, to date, mainly been constructed of aluminium although more recently, steel and fibre reinforced composite posts have also become available. TRL has been commissioned by Transport for London (TfL) to investigate the use of passively safe lighting columns and signposts on local roads, the research being initiated by the CSS Street Lighting Group. This report seeks to develop an understanding of any changes in safety risk that might result from introducing passively safe lighting columns and signposts in such areas. The report recommends that passively safe lighting columns continue to be used in accordance with the National Annex to BS EN 12767. Furthermore passively safe lighting columns should be used on major urban roads where there is little likelihood of their falling onto the carriageway or where there might be pedestrians. Since most of the run-off collisions occur at night, the latter will not be an issue in many locations. Where speeds are low, for example, in 20 mph zones, or on housing estates, there is little if any advantage in using passively signposts and lighting columns.

Research 26/02/09 Transport Research Laboratory Add icon
TRL PPR 383 Guidance on the lighting requirements for traffic signs and bollards

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Improvements in the quality of street lighting and the development of high performance retro-reflective signing materials potentially make unlit traffic signs more visible at night. TRL conducted a technical review, commissioned by Transport for London, into the requirement for local highway authorities to comply with the current statutory requirements for lighting traffic signs and bollards in areas with street lighting. This guidance document has been produced to inform local highway authority engineers when it is currently permitted to remove traffic sign and bollard lighting, and identifies future research opportunities that may lead to wider relaxation of lighting requirements. As well as reviewing the regulations and the appropriate British Standards, a whole life cost benefit exercise was conducted. This covered the costs of different types of traffic signing material, their luminaires, life expectancy and maintenance. In addition, the costs, life expectancy and maintenance of alternative types of illuminated traffic sign were established. Documentation was produced describing the process of obtaining official authorisation from the appropriate government department in order to relax the use of traffic signing without external illumination in areas with street lighting.

Research 26/02/09 Transport Research Laboratory Add icon
Manual for Streets

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There is a need to transform the quality of residential streets, and this requires a new approach to their provision. The Manual is aimed at any organisation or discipline with an interest in residential streets, ranging from access officers to the emergency services. The importance of joint working among practitioners is a key feature of the Manual. Its scope is limited to residential and other lightly trafficked streets, although some of its principles may be applied to other road types where appropriate. It is not, however, meant to be used for trunk routes of any description, as these roads are covered by the Highways Agency’s Design Manual for Roads and Bridges. Streets should not be designed just to accommodate the movement of motor vehicles - a prime consideration is that they meet the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.

Primary Doc. 29/03/07 Department for Transport Add icon
Outdoor Lighting Guide

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As concern grows over environmental issues and light pollution, this book satisfies a need for a straightforward and accessible guide to the use, design and installation of outdoor lighting. This all-inclusive guide to exterior lighting from the Institution of Lighting Engineers, recognized as the pre-eminent professional source in the UK for authoritative guidance on exterior lighting, provides a comprehensive source of information and advice on all forms of exterior lighting, from floodlighting, buildings and road lighting to elaborate Christmas decorations. Useful to practitioners and non-experts alike, specialists will value the dependable detail on standards and related design, installation and maintenance problems, whilst general professionals can find extensive practical guidance on safety issues, the lighting of hazardous areas and avoiding potential difficulties.

Secondary Doc. 28/09/05 Institution of Lighting Engineers Add icon
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