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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
ITS United Kingdom Spring 2010 Review

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This Review contains articles on a variety of topics relating to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). ITS United Kingdom publishes two reviews each year, with the support of its Members.

General Information 07/05/10 ITS-UK Add icon
Designing Streets: A Policy Statement for Scotland

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Designing Streets is the first policy statement in Scotland for street design and marks a change in the emphasis of guidance on street design towards place-making and away from a system focused upon the dominance of motor vehicles. It has been created to support the Scottish Government’s place-making agenda and is intended to sit alongside the 2001 planning policy document Designing Places, which sets out government aspirations for design and the role of the planning system in delivering these.

Primary Doc. 02/03/10 Scottish Executive Add icon
Delivering Sustainable Low Carbon Travel: An Essential Guide for Local Authorities

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Sustainable travel initiatives have the potential to add real value to the next round of Local Transport Plans (LTP). This guide seeks to complement statutory LTP Guidance by providing support for developing a sustainable travel business case based on the latest evidence and good practice from around the country.

Primary Doc. 01/11/09 Department for Transport Add icon
Resource Guide for Local Authorities: Transport Solutions for Older People

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The document contains information including web links and good practice examples on schemes and resources to help local authorities when considering the needs of older people for transport planning.

Secondary Doc. 01/10/09 Department for Transport Add icon
Policies and Good Practice Handbook

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The Policies and Good Practice Handbook is a reference tool for authorities in preparing and developing their LTPs and will be updated on a regular basis. It is not part of the statutory guidance. Given the number of links, authorities will need to prioritise according to their needs. Although the Handbook is categorised by policy area for simplicity, it is important to note that more can be achieved by linking these policies and work areas to maximise the impacts of the policy intervention as well as budgets.

Secondary Doc. 16/07/09 Department for Transport Add icon
Guidance on Local Transport Plans

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This document is statutory Guidance to support local transport authorities in producing Local Transport Plans.1 The Guidance applies to local transport authorities in England outside of London required to produce a Local Transport Plan under the Transport Act 2000, as amended by the Local Transport Act 2008. The statutory framework for Local Transport Plans is explained in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 sets out the national policy framework within which LTPs should be developed, including the national transport goals and challenges, the changes in wider legislation and policy which affect local transport, and in particular the new relationship between central and local Government as set out in the Local Government White Paper in 2006. The national goals and challenges replace the shared priorities of LTP2 guidance. But these priorities - accessibility planning, congestion, air quality and road safety - will continue to be essential elements of LTPs. Chapter 4 of this Guidance sets out practical advice on how local authorities should develop and deliver their plans. Specific policies and best practice are not part of the statutory Guidance but are referred to in the accompanying Policy and Best Practice Handbook

Primary Doc. 16/07/09 Department for Transport Add icon
Lessons from the Severe Weather February 2009

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The Secretary of State for Transport asked the UK Roads Liaison Group to review lessons that can be learnt from the events of winter 2008/9 and to recommend what steps could be adopted by highway authorities, producers and suppliers of salt and other stakeholders to ensure England is even better prepared should similar events occur in future. This review makes recommendations in four themes: 1.Winter service resilience 2.Preparation for and operation of winter service 3.Communications 4.Procurement The review presents a package of recommendations to develop and improve highways service in winter. It is important that the recommendations are considered as a whole by all parties involved. The recommendation that highway authorities adopt a winter service resilience standard will ensure that preparation for winter service is more rigorous and that more resources, especially salt, are available to respond to severe conditions (Recommendation 8).

General Information 01/07/09 UK Roads Liaison Group Add icon
Buses for Scotland: Park and ride for Buses - A National Framework

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The aim of this Framework is to assist Authorities and bus operators on approaches to the development of Park & Ride facilities.

Secondary Doc. 29/06/09 Transport Scotland Add icon
Parking for Historic Towns

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The use of motor vehicles within historic town centres raises many conflicts – vehicle access is essential for the local economy to thrive – but it can detract from the character and amenity of the public realm and cause damage to the buildings. This paper explores how local parking arrangements for different classes of vehicle may mitigate this dichotomy. The nature of historic town centres and the definition of the public realm and its main functions are discussed. The Principles defined by the Historic Towns Forum (HTF) for historic street design and maintenance that are most relevant to vehicles are listed. The changing nature of vehicle use in and through our historic towns is noted and the parking provisions which should be attractive to different classes of vehicle users are analysed.

General Information 01/04/09 British Parking Association Add icon
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