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Well-Lit Highways Complementary Guidance

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Well-lit Highways was published in November 2004. Since then, Government Policy in respect to highway lighting has developed and evolved in a number of areas. There have also been a number of changes, including the introduction of new statutory duties on highways authorities. To assist users of this Code, the Roads Liaison Group has prepared this complementary guidance to advise and direct users to where they may find more up to date information to assist them in implementing best practice and the recommendations of the Code. Users of the Code should treat this complementary guidance as up to date and having the same status as the Code. Where paragraphs have been amended, they supersede the ones in the Code.

Primary Doc. 15/12/10 UK Roads Liaison Group Add icon
Winter Service Guidance for Local Authority Practitioners

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Winter Service Guidance for Local Authority Practitioners. Comprehensive guidance to highway authorities on the planning and delivery of the Winter Service is included in Section 13 and Appendix H of the Complementary Guidance to Well-maintained Highways. This supplementary guidance note is aimed at local authority Winter Service practitioners and provides advice on actions that they could effectively take before and during the winter season. The aim of this guidance is therefore to assist in the planning, preparation and effective use of salt stocks and other resources.

General Information 03/11/10 UK Roads Liaison Group Add icon
Sight Line: Designing better streets for people with low vision

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Sight Line: designing better streets for people with low vision bases its recommendations on a review of how eight blind and partially sighted people navigate their local streets. It includes a new mapping technique to communicate how residual sight users, long cane users and guide dog users use a combination of sound, touch, and memory to get around independently and safely. It is valuable reading for all those responsible for designing streets including planners, highway engineers and councillors. The report includes design briefs for products that would make streets easier to navigate, including road work barriers, new road surfaces to augment traffic sounds and tactile signs to attach to street furniture.

Research 06/10/10 CABE Add icon
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
Cycling, Safety and Sharing the Road : Qualitative Research with Cyclists and Other Road Users

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This report presents findings from qualitative research carried out with cyclists and other road-users in June 2009 by Simon Christmas Ltd, the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) and SHM, as part of the wider research programme, Road User Safety and Cycling, being led by TRL on behalf of the Department for Transport. This phase of work has been largely ‘descriptive’, aiming to provide a map of the diversity of safety-relevant motivations, attitudes, perceptions and behaviour among cyclists and other road users (ORUs). Cycling sits at the intersection of a number of policy priorities – from road safety to health promotion and carbon reduction. We hope that the findings in this report will prove useful to a range of audiences; but our focus throughout the design, delivery and reporting of the research has been on issues of road safety. All of the distinctions we make, being based on qualitative work, would benefit from quantitative validation and scaling.

Research 16/09/10 Department for Transport Add icon
Dorset Lighting Policy

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This document was identified as part of the UKRLG Project on Design & Maintenance Guidance. Dorset's guidance to developers.

Secondary Doc. 15/04/10 UK Roads Liaison Group Add icon
Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways

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The SROH sets out standards to ensure highway is returned to use following work by statutory undertakers to the appropriate standard. This statutory Code is published by the Secretary of State under Section 71 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991. Changes in SROH provide a wider range of approved materials and working methods to undertakers carrying out works.

Primary Doc. 01/04/10 Department for Transport Add icon
Older Drivers: RoSPA (4/10)

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This paper identifies the main factors that can increase crash risk with age, as well as ways to help older drivers sustain a good level of safe mobility. Older people are a large and increasing proportion of the population. Their mobility is vital to maintain a full and independent life. However, as people get older, it is inevitable that general health and fitness will begin to deteriorate – and this is what causes concern that older drivers may be at an increased risk of being involved in an accident.

Primary Doc. 01/04/10 RoSPA Add icon
The Effects of Smarter Choice Programmes in the Sustainable Travel Towns: Full Report

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This is the full independent report that was commissioned to evaluate the results from the 'Sustainable Travel Towns' - Darlington, Peterborough and Worcester. These towns implemented packages of 'Smarter Choice' measures, which resulted in increases in cycling, walking and bus use, and decreases in car use. The evaluation was led by Transport for Quality of life Ltd, with a team involving TRL, University of Aberdeen, AEA and the University of the West of England.

Secondary Doc. 23/03/10 Department for Transport Add icon
Tactile paving design, siting and laying

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This 16-pp, full-colour, fully-illustrated brochure provides an in-depth look at the aims and methodology of recent I'DGO research by the SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre into the potential impact of tactile paving on older adults’ mobility, risk of falling and quality of life. Published at the project's mid-term point (March 2010), it should be read in companion with the findings and recommendations from the research, DSOPM003: Tactile Paving, which was published by I'DGO in September 2012 and is also available via the Transport Advice Portal.

Research 11/03/10 Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I'DGO) Add icon
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