Publications

PublicationsCIHT produces a number of technical guidelines and publications. A full list of those produced can be found below. CIHT's series of technical guidelines is recognised as authoritative advice on best practice. They are used by practitioners in many disciplines including highway and traffic engineers, transportation and town planners in both the public and private sectors.

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Manual for Streets 2 - Wider Application of the Principles (2010)

Manual for Streets 2 - Wider Application of the Principles (2010)

September 28 2010

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.

Road Safety Audit (2008)

Road Safety Audit (2008)

October 1 2008

Audit Guidelines has been produced following two recent initiatives in road safety and related fields. The revised UK Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) Road Safety Audit Standard HD 19/03 was produced in 2003, and the Manual for Streets (MfS) was produced in 2007. Both documents have significant consequences for Road Safety Audit.

Collision Prevention & Reduction (2007)

Collision Prevention & Reduction (2007)

June 1 2007

Safety is the most important responsibility of anyone involved in transport. It is a global issue: road traffic crashes kill nearly 1.2 million people worldwide every year, and injures millions more. It is the second leading cause of death for people aged 5 to 25 years, with a devastating impact on families and communities. The document is a completely new version that provides comprehensive and practical guidelines for policy-makers and practitioners in the field of CPR on our roads.

Moving Freight - How to Balance Economy and Environment (2005)

Moving Freight - How to Balance Economy and Environment (2005)

May 2 2005

These Guidelines, produced in partnership with the Freight Transport Association, suggest ways to manage freight distribution.

Traffic Calming Techniques (2005)

Traffic Calming Techniques (2005)

January 5 2005

This book provides a timely update to the earlier CSS publication, Traffic Calming in Practice, first produced in 1994, and has "10 years of experience between the covers". It outlines the purposes for which traffic calming can be used, both as an approach in itself or as part of a wider and more holistic approach to traffic management.

The Environmental Management of Highways (2001)

The Environmental Management of Highways (2001)

February 1 2001

The guidelines on The Environmental Management of Highways outline the development of environmental policy in the UK and describe best practice on a range of key environmental topics relating to the management and maintenance of transport infrastructure.

Providing for Journeys on Foot (2000)

Providing for Journeys on Foot (2000)

May 10 2000

The main purpose of Guidelines for Providing for Journeys on Foot is to describe best practice in planning and providing for pedestrians within the existing UK legislative framework. It is a technical document to support the policies contained in the 1998 White Paper, A New Deal for Transport: Better for Everyone.

Providing for Journeys on Foot (2000) - CD

Providing for Journeys on Foot (2000) - CD

May 10 2000

Please note this is for the CDR version of the document. The main purpose of Guidelines for Providing for Journeys on Foot is to describe best practice in planning and providing for pedestrians within the existing UK legislative framework. It is a technical document to support the policies contained in the 1998 White Paper, A New Deal for Transport: Better for Everyone.

Rural Safety Management (1999)

Rural Safety Management (1999)

November 1 1999

In Great Britain 59% of fatalities occur on rural roads and 32% of all injuries in road traffic accidents. Nevertheless there are major differences in the frequency of rural road accidents across the country, reflecting both the different lengths of speed limits and differences in risk.

Before and After Assessment Procedures for Safety Schemes

Before and After Assessment Procedures for Safety Schemes

August 4 1998

The CIHT undertook a survey of local authorities during the spring of 1998 to investigate the use of assessment procedures for safety schemes and programmes of road safety work. A questionnaire was circulated to the CSS membership and this research paper details the findings of the questionnaire.

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