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Better planning, better transport, better places

Publisher: 
CIHT
Publication date: 
August 2019
Abstract: 

For the last 20 years, governments have attempted to encourage a more sustainable approach to transport within spatial planning but have made limited progress.

Car parking and traffic still dominate housingdevelopments. Sustainable access to local services is poor. Sustainable approaches to transport are largely non-existent. The way we currently travel and thecontinued growth in road traffic are damaging our health,harming our towns, and contributing to climate change.

Street Design in the UK - Pilot Survey

Publisher: 
Urban Design Group
Publication date: 
September 2018
Abstract: 

This survey has obtained a picture of street design and adoption practice in Great Britain. While there are some councils that have been reported to have lead, required or encouraged outstanding examples of street design, there is an underlying concern at a system level including:

  • Failures to adopt industry best practice in street design and the persistent use of outdated and questionable highway design standards dating from the 1960s or earlier.

The Little Book of Highway Defects

Publisher: 
Oxfordshire County Council
Publication date: 
November 2013
Abstract: 

The primary purpose of this manual is to provide a pictorial reference guide to describing common highway defects - some of which my prove to be a safety hazard to the road network user. Reference to this manual will help to ensure that defect identification is conducted in an accurate and consistent manner. 

The Little Book of Highway Defects

Publisher: 
Oxfordshire County Council
Publication date: 
November 2013
Abstract: 

The primary purpose of this manual is to provide a pictorial reference guide to describing common highway defects - some of which my prove to be a safety hazard to the road network user. Reference to this manual will help to ensure that defect identification is conducted in an accurate and consistent manner. 

UK housing: Fit for the future?

Publisher: 
Committee on Climate Change
Publication date: 
February 2019
Abstract: 

Key messages

Car parking - What Works Where

Publisher: 
English Partnerships - The National Regeneration Agency
Publication date: 
March 2006
Abstract: 

This manual takes stock of common car parking treatments and reviews how successful they are in providing adequate levels of safe parking within a high quality environment. Here the introduction briefly reviews recent studies into demand, allocation and parking efficiency as a starting point for designers. It also touches on innovation, including mechanical systems, homezones and the use of travel plans such as car clubs.

Understanding attitudes to priorities at side road junctions

Publisher: 
Transportation Research
Publication date: 
January 2019
Abstract: 

Junctions are places of interaction and hence conflict for all road users. Two thirds of all collisions in built up areas occur at junctions, with pedestrians and cyclists being most at risk. The aim of the research is to investigate the attitudes to change, and likely behaviour at junctions, of all types of road users, were a general and unambiguous duty to ‘give way on turning’ to be introduced in the UK context. Q-methodology was used because it is good at capturing and describing divergent views and also consensus.

Temporary Traffic Management handbook

Publisher: 
Transport for London
Publication date: 
January 2019
Abstract: 

This handbook is provided for all those involved with every aspect of the planning, implementation and inspection of temporary traffic management associated with roadworks and construction activities taking place on the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN). The purpose of this guidance is to ensure that temporary traffic management does not create inconvenient or unsafe conditions for people travelling in London.

National Cycleway associated with HS2 Feasibility of a legacy cycle network linking communities within the HS2 corridor

Publisher: 
Royal Haskoning DHV, Department for Transport
Publication date: 
February 2016
Abstract: 

In July 2013 the Prime Minister’s first ever cycling vision announced a study looking at the feasibility of transforming local cycle networks and creating a linear cycleway along the HS2 corridor.

HS2 Cycle Path Design Principles - Appendix

Publisher: 
Royal Haskoning DHV, Department for Transport
Publication date: 
February 2016

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