CIHT has recently been awarded a grant by the Department for Transport to develop a revised Manual for Streets. The revised Manual for Streets will bring together the existing Manual for Streets and Manual for Streets 2 and will be key guidance for anyone working in the highways and transportation sector. CIHT will be seeking a consultant in the coming months to help it deliver the project.
At this webinar you will get an introduction to Manual for Streets, the reasoning and thinking behind developing a revised Manual for Streets and an overview of the project timeline which will include important information if you are considering getting involved as the consultant on the project. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session.
Manual for Streets which currently exists as two complimentary documents, Manual for Streets (2007) and Manual for Streets 2 (2010), is key guidance for local authorities in designing streets residential and busier urban streets respectively.
The guidance seeks to create better streets for people and communities, safer streets, better air quality and enhance living standards for local residents.
Within the last year a group of government departments, including Policy Lab, DfT Lab and the Traffic Engineering and Traffic Signs Policy team together with CIHT have worked together to develop an approach for the refresh of Manual for Streets and Manual for Streets 2.
This has resulted in the Department for Transport awarding CIHT a grant to develop a revised version of Manual for Streets. At this webinar you will hear about the details of this study and get an overview of the project which lies ahead.
Those members and non-members interested in Manual for Streets and its revision. In particular those organisations who are interested in tendering to carry out the work as well as members interested in the outcomes of the work and taking part in consultations and discussions about the related issues.
Manual for Streets spans multiple disciplines and should be of interest to:
Peter is a Chartered Engineer and is the current Chair of the CIHT’s Urban Design Panel. Following a career in Local Government, Peter is now involved in supporting the development of guidance documents for the profession as well as identifying and promoting best practice. He is especially interested in convincing practitioners that the better management of streets can contribute to an improved sense of ‘place’.
Peter has long experience of professional, technical, administrative and blue collar management; as well as policy development, delivery and performance management. He has a particular current interest in design quality in the urban environment and the development of guidance documentation for built environment professionals in general but particularly highway specialists. He chaired the Steering Groups which produced Manual for Streets 2 as well as guidance on Quality Audits. More recently he chaired the Steering Group which led to the production of the review of shared space entitled Creating Better Streets. He is the current chair of the Project Board for the new Manual for Streets.
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Andrew Hugill has been Director of Policy and Technical Affairs at CIHT since 2013 and has been involved with the development of key CIHT technical guidance and policy work in this period including all the documents and guidance produced under the 'Streets and Transport in the Urban Environment' umbrella.
CIHT are simultaneously to the development of Manual for Streets carrying out research for the Department for Transport on visibility and road safety at priority junctions. To learn more about that project you can register for a webinar on 17 July by clicking the button below.