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TAL 02/07 The Use of Bus Lanes by Motorcycles

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The Government’s Motorcycling Strategy, published in February 2005, seeks to facilitate motorcycling as a choice of travel within a safe and sustainable transport framework. Since 1995, several authorities have made permanent a number of experimental Traffic Regulation Orders allowing motorcyclists to use bus lanes. Various monitoring and research projects have been carried out to determine the effects of these schemes on both motorcyclists and other road users. The research does not lead to clear conclusions, but suggests both potential benefits and disbenefits. As with any scheme, the decision to allow motorcycle access to bus lanes should be taken with care to mitigate foreseeable and avoidable risks. The Strategy gave an undertaking to review the advice given in Local Transport Note (LTN) 1/972, on the use of bus lanes by motorcycles. Local highway authorities are able to permit classes of vehicles other than buses into bus lanes. However, because of concerns about safety and lack of any evidence at the time, LTN 1/972 recommended that motorcycles should not normally be permitted to use them. This Traffic Advisory Leaflet now revises the guidance on that point in LTN 1/972 and encourages a more objective assessment to be made.

Primary Doc. 01/02/07 Department for Transport Add icon
Know Your Traffic Signs

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Why know your traffic signs? Traffic signs play a vital role in directing, informing and controllingroad users' behaviour in an effort to make the roads as safe aspossible for everyone. This makes a knowledge of traffic signsessential. Not just for new drivers or riders needing to pass theirtheory test, but for all road users, including experiencedprofessional drivers. Keeping up to date We live in times of change. Society, technology and the economy allplay their part in changing the way we travel. New road signsconveying new messages and in new formats are introduced fromtime to time, so drivers or riders who passed their driving test a fewyears ago need to keep up to date or run the risk of failing tounderstand or comply with recently introduced signs. A few examples of events that called for new signs include: • Britain's first motorway • Pelican crossings • Reintroduction of trams • Advanced stop lines • Vehicle-activated signs • Active Traffic Management. Responsibility for traffic signsResponsibility for the road network in the UK is split among:• the Highways Agency in England• the Welsh Assembly Government in Wales• the Scottish Executive in Scotland• and local or regional highway authorities. The central administrations above are responsible for the UK’sstrategic road network. Strategic roads are the highways that linkcities, areas of population, ports and airports. Most motorways andsome “A” roads are strategic roads. Local or regional highway authorities are responsible for localroads, and this includes a few motorways, all other “A” roads andall other public roads. While responsibility for placing, erecting andmaintaining traffic signs is split among these bodies, it is importantthat signs are consistent both in appearance and in the way theyare used.To ensure that the UK has a uniform traffic signing system, signsmust conform to the designs prescribed in the Traffic SignsRegulations and General Directions (although some signs mayhave been specially authorised by the Secretary of State). The Traffic Signs Manual, published by TSO, provides detailedguidance for those responsible for designing and installing traffic signs.

Secondary Doc. 01/01/07 Department for Transport Add icon
Bus Priority at Traffic Signals Keeps London's Buses Moving Secondary Doc. 01/01/06 Transport for London Add icon
Accessible Bus Stop Design Guidance Secondary Doc. 01/01/06 Transport for London Add icon
Inclusive Mobility

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These guidelines do not have any legal status and compliance with them should not be regarded as complying with the DDA, but they will provide guidance on established best practice in a general sense that relevant organizations can apply to their particular situation. Although the main purpose of these guidelines is to provide good access for disabled people, designs that satisfy their requirements also meet the needs of many other people. Those who are travelling with small children or are carrying luggage or heavy shopping will all benefit from an accessible environment, as will people with temporary mobility problems (e.g. a leg in plaster) and many older people. Thus, the overall objective of this guide is to provide inclusive design and through that achieve social inclusion.

Secondary Doc. 15/12/05 Department for Transport Add icon
Bus Stop Design Guide

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This Bus Stop Design Guide has been jointly produced by Road Service and Translink. The main purpose of this Design Guide is to present current best practice in relation to accessibility at bus stops. The document outlines requirements that meet the needs of bus users and, the changing profile of the Northern Ireland bus fleet with the introduction of low floor buses.This guide is intended for use by all types of professionals involved in the planning, design and provision of bus stop infrastructure so that good practice can be applied consistently across Northern Ireland. Indeed, one of the main themes behind this guide is that the bus stop is viewed as a holistic environment rather than just somewhere for a bus to stop. The implementation of the initiatives contained in this strategy will, over the strategy period, make a significant contribution towards the achievement of the “vision” for transportation contained in the Regional Development Strategy for Northern Ireland 2025 (Shaping our Future).

Primary Doc. 03/10/05 Roads Service Northern Ireland Add icon
TR 2514A - Performance Specification for Light Signals for the Control of Tramcars

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The specification defines the essential requirements for light signals to control tramcars that must be Self-certified as conformant with TSRGD Regulation 41 and to this standard before used on UK public highways.

Primary Doc. 01/09/05 Highways Agency Add icon
Traffic Calming Measures for Bus Routes Secondary Doc. 01/09/05 Transport for London Add icon
Well-maintained Highways

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Well-Maintained Highways, the code of practice for highway maintenance management was published in July 2005. It provides local authorities with guidance on highways management in an ever changing environment, creating a strong foundation for a positive and lasting maintenance policy. Adoption of the recommendations in this code will help the delivery of Best Value services.

Primary Doc. 01/07/05 UK Roads Liaison Group Add icon
Parking Strategies & Management

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Policy and practice associated with parking is brought together in one set of guidelines. Parking Strategies & Management (August 2005) seeks to steer practitioners from policy to scheme delivery and enforcement in order to solve parking problems. The guidelines are divided into three sections: Policy Context – what are you trying to achieve? Provides the background of national and regional policy. How to manage conflicting objectives. Measures – what powers of parking intervention are available to you? Provides advice on adopting a holistic approach. Implementation – how can parking be managed effectively on the ground? The publication also includes chapters on public engagement and consultation, and parking enforcement and financial modelling.

Secondary Doc. 01/07/05 CIHT Add icon
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