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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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Creating Places: Achieving Quality in Residential Developments

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This guide describes the contributions to quality and sustainability that developers in Northern Ireland will be expected to make through the design of new residential developments. It seeks to ensure that what is designed and built today will be cherished by both present and future generations. The guide is for use by all those involved in the design of new residential developments and the rejuvenation of existing housing areas – primarily house-builders, architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners and road engineers. It is intentionally not slanted towards any one profession or group, in the belief that what is said here is relevant to all those who have an interest in the design of the places where we live.

Primary Doc. 01/05/00 Northern Ireland Planning Service Add icon
Bus Based Park and Ride

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In 1993 the English Historic Towns Forum produced its first Park & Ride Good Practice Guide in response to widespread interest in the potential benefits of bus-based park & ride systems in our historic towns. These towns were among the first to introduce out-of-town parking provision, with cheap and frequent public transport links to the centre. Since 1993 the implementation of park & ride has developed apace, and there are now at least 35 towns and cities operating over 80 year-round systems.

Secondary Doc. 01/07/99 Historic Towns Forum Add icon
Planning for Public Transport in Developments

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Designing public transport facilities into new and existing developments is difficult. While there is much experience and guidance available for designing for motorised traffic when designing for public transport, developers, planners, designers, highway and traffic engineers must frequently start from a less than ideal situation. Over recent years few developments have been designed or adapted to cater for access by public transport. These new IHT guidelines provide the advice that is needed. Transport policy has changed significantly in recent years. There is a now consensus that we should encourage and provide for greater use of public transport. The Government sees provision for public transport as an integral part of an Integrated Transport Policy: "At the heart of the policies which we intend to develop are our aims of better and more integrated public transport systems". Furthermore in 1994 the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution recommended that the proportion of passenger-kilometres by public transport increased by 12 per cent in 1993 to 29 per cent in 2005 and 30 per cent by 2020. There can be no doubt that conditions for public transport operators and users in Britain can be substantially improved. British and continental experience suggests that towns can significantly raise the level of bus-use, and that public transport use is compatible with modern prosperous economies and attractive environments. The question, therefore, is how can this best be achieved?

Secondary Doc. 10/04/99 CIHT Add icon
Bus Priority Secondary Doc. 01/03/99 CIHT Add icon
Public Transport Passenger Information Secondary Doc. 01/01/99 CIHT Add icon
LTN 01/97 Keeping Buses Moving Primary Doc. 01/10/97 Department for Transport Add icon
Transport in the Urban Environment

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Transport in the Urban Environment is a complete re-write of the technical manual, "Roads and Traffic in Urban Areas" (better known as RTUA or "the Brown Book" which was published in association with the Department of Transport). RTUA proved to be a particularly useful source of information for practitioners involved in urban planning and development especially those in the fields of highway and traffic engineering, transportation and town planning. Since there have been radical changes in the way that transport is viewed Transport in the Urban Environment gives great emphasis upon ensuring that the potentially damaging effects of transport upon the environment are avoided or, at least, mitigated. One such change is the growing debate over sustainable development and the impacts that transport can have on the urban environment which has continued not only within the UK but in many other countries. Transport in the Urban Environment is a "reference of first resort", providing a comprehensive guide to virtually every aspect of transport in urban areas. The volume is divided into six parts

Secondary Doc. 02/06/97 CIHT Add icon
Town Centre and Village Guide

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These Guides have been prepared to ensure that the character of these town centres are protected and enhanced by new development. They also give advice on good and poor elements of design and incorporate advice on shop fronts and signage.

Primary Doc. 01/08/95 Northern Ireland Planning Service Add icon
Design Guide for Rural Northern Ireland

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This Guide is for all those who are thinking of building in the countryside. Its purpose is to improve the quality of design and to help to ensure that new buildings fit into the landscape. The guidance given here concentrates on houses in the countryside, but the same design process can be applied to any building in our landscape.

Primary Doc. 01/05/94 Northern Ireland Planning Service Add icon
The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 Legislation 01/01/92 Office of Public Sector Information Add icon
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