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Blue Badge Scheme

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The Blue Badge Scheme provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport. The badge enables holders to park close to where they need to go. The scheme operates throughout the UK, and is administered by local authorities who deal with applications and issue badges.

General Information 10/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Behavioural Insights Toolkit

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Behavioural insights are an important component of the Department for Transport’s vision for a transport system that is an engine for economic growth but one that is also greener and safer and improves quality of life in our communities. The Behavioural Insights Toolkit provides a readily digestible and user-friendly guide to those responsible for transport policy and delivery initiatives, including local authorities. The toolkit shows how behavioural insights can be applied in the transport context to achieve policy objectives. The toolkit does not represent mandatory guidance and its use is purely voluntary.

Research 08/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Planning for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games

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Traffic Commissioners have been working closely with road transport trade associations and Transport for London to offer practical advice to help road haulage operators plan for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As part of this, during October and November 2011, Traffic Commissioners will be writing to all road haulage operators who have environmental conditions attached to one or more operating centres on their operators licence to ensure those businesses are planning for the Games, given the additional restrictions they have on their operations, and to encourage them to start planning now.

General Information 01/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Transport Winter Resilience

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Emergency preparation Preparing for Emergencies helps individuals and communities be better prepared to deal with the impacts of emergencies. UK resilience contains emergency planning guidance and information for government organisations for a wide number of potential crises.

General Information 31/10/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Road Freight Statistics 2010

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This release presents statistics on domestic activity of British-registered heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and the international activity of UK-registered HGVs.

Research 27/10/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Shared Space Local Transport Note 1/11

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Shared space is a design approach that seeks to change the way streets operate by reducing the dominance of motor vehicles, primarily through lower speeds and encouraging drivers to behave more accommodatingly towards pedestrians. In the UK, shared space is usually applied to links and minor junctions with the aim of allowing pedestrians to move more freely within the space. This Local Transport Note (LTN) focuses on High Street environments, but many of its principles will apply to other types of shared space.

Research 20/10/11 Department for Transport Add icon
TAL 04/11 Temporary Traffic Signs for Special Events

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Temporary traffic signs may be erected for a limited period to guide traffic going to special events, shows or other public gatherings that are expected to attract large volumes of traffic. This leaflet gives advice on the circumstances in which these signs may be used, their design, construction and mounting.

Primary Doc. 14/10/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Signing the Way

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Great Britain has one of the safest road networks in the world and the quality and clarity of our traffic signs make a significant contribution to this. The Department for Transport has now completed the most significant review of traffic signs for over forty years to ensure that this traffic sign system continues to meet the needs of road users now and in the future. I am pleased to announce that the Department is today publishing the policy document, "Signing the Way", which sets out the findings of the review. This document provides a framework for a new traffic sign system which retains national consistency, but reduces central government involvement in local decisions, reducing costs and giving local authorities the flexibility to respond to local needs. It also sets out our proposals for streamlining the Traffic Regulation Order process which would reduce costs and time. The review recognises that our travel behaviour is changing and that people are being encouraged to cycle and to walk where practical. The traffic sign system needs to reflect these changes and this review will ensure that our traffic signs meet the needs of all road users. Traffic signs also directly affect how much clutter there is on our roads. While road users require traffic signs to undertake their journeys safely and legally, too much signing creates an untidy, unattractive and confusing environment. The review sets out measures to reduce the number of signs on the road and provides advice to local authorities on removing unnecessary signing. The Review requires a major update of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions and the Department is proceeding with this work as a priority. In the interim, we will deliver changes where possible through the Secretary of State's traffic signs authorisation process.

Research 13/10/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Management of Electronic Traffic Equipment

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This Code of Practice is the first document within the UK which establishes a series of good practice policies and procedures, obtained from experts, on how to effectively manage the maintenance of fixed location electronic traffic control equipment. The growth of technology in the highways sector has led to improvements in congestion control and a reduction in carbon emissions. Adoption of the recommendations within this code will help local authorities achieve delivery of high quality services. This code will become the fourth code within the current suite of codes, and will sit alongside Well-lit Highways, Well-maintained Highways and the Management of Highway Structures.

Primary Doc. 22/09/11 UK Roads Liaison Group Add icon
Crossings: A guide for managers, designers and operators.

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The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has issued this guidance after extensive consultation. It provides general guidance on the safe management, operation, modification and use of Britain’s level crossings. It also provides detailed information on the level crossing order making process which is managed by ORR.

Primary Doc. 26/08/11 CIHT Add icon
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