CIHT has recently been awarded a grant of £100,000 from the Department for Transport safer roads fund to conduct research into visibility and road safety at priority junctions. This webinar will give attendees a full understanding of a new CIHT research study.
CIHT is seeking a partner to carry out the work into this visibility and road safety at priority junctions. Attending this webinar will give key information about the process we are following. Most highway professionals consider that providing adequate visibility splays at priority junctions is vitally important to minimise collisions and casualties. However, since the introduction of Manual for Streets in 2007 there has been uncertainty over the appropriate standard of visibility splay required in some circumstances and the implications on road safety if standards are not met.
CIHT members and non-members who are interested in new research into visibility and road safety. In particular, those organisations who are interested in tendering to carry out the research study as well as members interested in the outcomes of the research and taking part in consultations/discussions about the issues.
Phil is a chartered engineer with extensive experience in the planning and design of transport. He specialises in achieving synergy between street and urban design, with the aim of creating places/spaces that meet aesthetic, social and functional aims. Phil was part of the team that produced Manual for Streets and was a lead writer on Manual for Streets 2. He is a member of several design review panels including Highways England, the Northern Ireland Ministerial Advisory Group, Design West, Transport for London, and Design South East. In 2019 Phil was appointed by the Welsh Government to chair a working group advising how best to introduce a default 20mph speed limit for urban areas throughout Wales and has been working with DfT and walking and cycling campaign groups on changes to the Highway Code.
Director of Policy and Technical Affairs, CIHT
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 has also been awarded a grant by the Department for Transport to create a revised Manual for Streets which this research project will feed in to. To learn more about that project you can register for a webinar on the 15 July 'Understanding CIHT's approach to revising Manual for Streets' by clicking the button below.