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ITS2Intelligent Transport Systems is a collective name for a number of technology-based approaches that are designed to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of transport networks. The systems can be provided as stand-alone systems or as part of a package of measures (including traditional techniques) to implement transport strategies or treat specific problems.
Documents in this section cover such topics as real-time information systems, access control, control centres, communications networks, GPS, urban traffic control and bus priority.
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The 39 Steps to Connected Vehicles

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The 2014 ITS (UK) Position Statement on Connected Vehicles - The 39 Steps

General Information 04/06/14 ITS-UK Add icon
The ITS (UK) 2014 Review

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The 2014 ITS United Kingdom Review contains a wide range of articles by experts on Intelligent Transport Systems topics.

General Information 04/06/14 ITS-UK Add icon
Guide to Intelligent Transport Systems for Local Authorities

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An introduction to the use of Intelligent Transport Systems for Local Authority Officers. This Guide is intended for readers who work in transport but are new to ITS as a topic.

General Information 22/05/14 ITS-UK Add icon
DSOPM002: Bus Stops & Shelters

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This I’DGO design guidance relates to bus stops and shelters. It was originally published (electronically) in 2007 and was updated (in print and online) in September 2012. It is part of The Design of Streets with Older People in Mind; a toolkit for those who plan, design and maintain the public realm. It can be used as an aid to assessing how easy it is to access one of the most effective forms of public transport for keeping older people mobile, socially connected and less susceptible to loneliness and isolation. The guidance is based on the views of over 200 older people, street audits and key sources of existing UK guidance. It includes advice on the provision, location and positioning of bus stops, their overall size and type and their detailing (material, seating, lighting and signage).

Secondary Doc. 06/09/12 Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I'DGO) Add icon
In Vehicle Driver Information in the UK

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This note describes how traffic information is supplied to private car drivers in the UK. This is done in different ways by different actors in other EU countries, and is important now (2012-13) due to the aspirations by the European Commission to use the ITS Directive to set common standards for certain types of information.

General Information 06/06/12 ITS-UK Add icon
ITS United Kingdom Spring 2012 Review

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The Spring 2012 ITS (UK) Review contains useful articles on control room management, Intelligent Cities, public transport information systems, camera based enforcement, national traffic management systems, ITS infrastructure, and in-vehicle information systems

General Information 17/05/12 ITS-UK Add icon
Intelligent Transport Systems for Rail - a Summary

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A short guide to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) used on the railways

General Information 03/04/12 ITS-UK 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
Sideguards on heavy goods vehicles: assessing the effects on pedal cyclists injured by trucks overtaking or turning left: TRL (DOP 9/10)

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Transport for London (TfL) developed and published a Cycle Safety Action Plan that proposed a wide range of actions to improve cycle safety. These actions include, under the heading 'technology', working with the freight industry to identify the most cost-effective commercial vehicle safety measures that could be fitted either to new vehicles or to the existing fleet. The action specifically states that sideguards and motion sensors will be considered. This study has drawn together the findings of research literature, in particular three recent studies that consider heavy vehicle safety generally and/or sideguards specifically, and undertaken analysis of relevant accident data in order to inform consideration of the likely effectiveness of sideguards in terms of mitigating pedal cycle casualties in London and in GB as a whole.

Research 16/01/12 Transport for London Add icon
Buses - Best practice

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Best practice and policy guidance for bus and coach operators; including licensing and registration, concession fares, tackling anti-social behaviour and criminal damage, and explanations of the operators grants that are available.

Primary Doc. 02/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
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