The latest updates and news on the Coronavirus situation from CIHT, plus get your voice heard and relevant industry announcements.
Please see below regarding how CIHT will be continuing to operate and provide services to members
The recently formed Highways Sector Council (HSC), in which CIHT is a core member, has published practical guidance for the local highways.
The ‘COVID-19 Local Highways Safe Operating Procedures document’, developed by the HSC’s COVID-19 focus working group, is designed to address the specific issues faced by local highways maintenance workers against the backdrop of the coronavirus.
Although based upon the construction industry guidance created by the Construction Leadership Council, the HSC guidance goes further, and addresses specific challenges related to the local highways sector. In particular, it specifically considers operational highways activity at maintenance and improvements sites, as well as at highway depots.
It provides guidance on social distancing and avoiding close working, handwashing, cleaning, travel, site access, eating arrangements and procedures to follow if someone falls ill.
As lockdown restrictions begin to ease in England, the government has issued new advice on returning to work. Please find the latest advice linked below.
Working safely during COVID-19 in construction and other outdoor work. Guidance for employers, employees and the self-employed (11/05/20) Available here.
COVID-19: safer travel guidance for passengers. Walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak. (12/05/20). Available here.
Guidance for local councils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Available here.
Below are a number of recent information releases on Coronavirus that may be of interest.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): transport and travel guidance
Information for people using transport or working in the transport sector during the coronavirus outbreak can be found here.
Are regularly producing advice and industry relevant update. Available here.
Initiative 'Engineering response to COVID-19. Available here.
Working safely during COVID-19 (13/05/20). Available here.
has published details on how construction sites can operate consistently during the Covid-19 crisis. Find out more here https://bit.ly/2VuCAFV
Are producing regular updates and the latest one is available here.
The Landscape Institute has produced guidance that contains with relevant links to good highway design. The document focusses on temporary highway infrastructure aimed at ensuring that proposals consider non-movement functions and are not over-engineered. See here.
Urban Design London are producing a series of videos about managing streets during lockdown. The videos and takeaways from their sessions are freely available here.
Transport for London are working on a range of initiatives to allow social distancing to take place while people move around the capital including walking, cycling, reducing motor traffic and more. Resources and guidance available here.
The CIHT Awards 2020 featured some excellent examples and inspiration for creating better streets that are useful for the COVID-19 recovery. In particular the Healthy Transport Award and Creating Better Places Awards should be of interest. CIHT Members can access the full shortlists here: www.ciht.org.uk/awards
CIHT's Streets and Transport in the Urban Environment series of publications contains many important and relevant principles for placemaking and street design: