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BusA form of public transport that convey members of the general public, usually charging set fares, to a scheduled timetables of services along predetermined routes.

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Hybrid Buses

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Red buses are going green! Combining a conventional engine with an electric motor, hybrid buses are quieter, cleaner and more fuel efficient than standard diesel buses.

General Information 01/01/09 Transport for London Add icon
Streetscape Guidance 2009

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The Streetscape Guidance report gives advice and information to Transport for London staff who look after the design, appearance and upkeep of London's streets and roads.

Secondary Doc. 01/01/09 Transport for London Add icon
LTN 03/08 Mixed Priority Routes: Practitioners' Guide

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In 2000,1 the Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (now the Department for Transport, DfT) published its strategy for road safety in Tomorrows Roads Safer for Everyone. In this document Mixed Priority Routes were identified as being among the least safe of urban roads. Subsequently, the DfT invited local highway authorities to submit schemes for inclusion in the Mixed Priority Routes (MPR) Road Safety Demonstration Project where DfT grants of up to £1 million were available for each participating authority. The ten schemes selected to be included in the project covered a spectrum of different types of authority and highway characteristics. This document reviews the experience from the ten schemes involved in the Demonstration Project and presents the lessons learned through the project to assist practitioners develop similar successful schemes. This report provides guidance for project managers and senior technical staff who might be involved in the development and delivery of MPR schemes, building on the experience of those that have already been through the process and understand the organisation and delivery issues involved. The MPR schemes have unique technical solutions to the redesign of their streets. It is not the purpose of this document to set out technical solutions. A brochure entitled High Street Renaissance and detailed scheme reports are also published on the DfT website, www.dft.org.uk. Summary Mixed Priority Routes are streets that carry high levels of traffic and also have: a mix of residential use and commercial frontages; a mix of road users, i.e. shoppers, cyclists, bus passengers, schoolchildren; a mix of parking and deliveries; They are not just transport routes. Although dealing with transport and safety is a key element, other concerns associated with the local economy and local communities may also generate an interest in improving the area with economic regeneration and environmental improvements. There are many benefits to be gained from enhancing the high street environment with an integrated approach. The investment is likely to contribute towards assisting the delivery of a range of local authority corporate objectives and targets including: accessibility planning; accident reduction; economic regeneration; Public Service Agreement; quality of life; and sustainability.

Primary Doc. 01/10/08 Department for Transport Add icon
Building Sustainable Transport into New Developments

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This document, which forms part of the Government’s advice on transport within Ecotowns and New Growth Points, is aimed at all those involved in the planning, design and construction of new housing developments. It sets out advice on how to build an effective sustainable transport system in new developments, from the planning to the implementation stage. It recommends a variety of transport options to integrate and adopt according to the location and needs of the individual development. The TCPA Eco-towns Transport Worksheet, commissioned by CLG, supplements this initial guidance and concentrates on a route map for Eco-town developers. It provides a ‘how to’ guide to steer developers and others engaged in planning, delivering and managing eco-towns through the planning process. Both documents should be referred to in conjunction with each other.

Secondary Doc. 01/04/08 Department for Transport Add icon
The Essential Guide to Travel Planning

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This guide draws together experience built up by businesses with leading-edge travel plans to explain how you can set up a travel plan for your company. It will enable you to: explain the benefits of a travel plan to colleagues; work out the essential ingredients for success; identify potential savings, costs and income streams that could form the basis of a business case for a travel plan; decide what data you need to gather; determine which actions should be included in your company’s plan.

Secondary Doc. 01/03/08 Department for Transport Add icon
Dublin Transportation Office

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The Dublin Transportation Office (dto). The DTO is a Republic of Ireland government agency, formed in 1996, which provides transport and land use advice to organisations operating in the Greater Dublin Area. This site will provide users with information on dto and its projects. It provides access to the latest Journey time surveys, road user monitoring reports, and quality bus corridor monitoring reports.

Useful Website 01/01/08 Roads Service Northern Ireland Add icon
Inclusive Mobility and Transport Advisory Committee (IMTAC) Northern Ireland

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The Inclusive Mobility and Transport Advisory Committee (Imtac) is a committee of disabled people and older people, as well as others including key transport professionals. Their role is to advise Government and others in Northern Ireland on issues that affect the mobility of older people and disabled people. Their aim to ensure that disabled people and older people have the same opportunities as everyone else to travel when and where they want.

Useful Website 01/01/08 Roads Service Northern Ireland Add icon
Cambridgeshire Design Manual

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This document was identified as part of the UKRLG Project on Design & Maintenance Guidance. Cambridgeshire County Council's requirements for the design of new roads. The purpose of this Design Guide is therefore to set out the key principles and aspirations that should underpin the detailed discussions about the design of streets and public spaces that will be taking place on a site-by-site basis. It has been produced by the County Council, with support from Cambridgeshire Horizons and the City and District Councils, and will in particular guide the County Council in the use of its powers as Highways Authority. It compliments national design guidance, such as the Government’s Manual for Streets, and the local design guidance that has been produced by the City and District Councils, and that planning authorities will embrace its principles in future Supplementary Planning Documents produced at the local level.

Secondary Doc. 01/10/07 UK Roads Liaison Group 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
Guidance on Transport Assessment

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This document, Guidance on Transport Assessment (GTA), is intended to assist stakeholders in determining whether an assessment may be required and, if so, what the level and scope of that assessment should be. It provides guidance on the content and preparation of TAs and TSs. However, it is not a statement of Government policy and therefore should be read in conjunction with, and in the context of, relevant Government policies, in particular those relating to transport and planning. It is also important to note that the decision to grant planning permission for a development proposal is based on several considerations. A TA focuses primarily on the transport implications of the development, and therefore the completion of a TA does not guarantee the granting of planning consent. This guidance applies to England only, and not Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Developers should also have regard to any more specific current guidance issued by local authorities. In particular, developers operating in the vicinity of London should note the guidance issued by Transport for London (TfL). Planning applications meeting the criteria for referral to the Mayor should follow TfL’s Transport Assessment best practice guidance (May 2006) at www.tfl.gov.uk/transportasssessment

Secondary Doc. 01/03/07 Department for Transport Add icon
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