These pages contain a number of guidance notes and case studies on a variety of highways and transportation related issues. This includes details of a CIHT guidance note on residential parking, traffic calming guidelines by Devon County Council and a toolkit on Traffic in Villages.
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It has long been the experience of local planning and highway authorities that parking is the biggest single issue of concern in recently-constructed residential developments.
Parking problems manifest themselves in pavement parking, obstruction of driveways and accesses, hindrance to larger delivery vehicles and refuse freighters, damage to soft landscaping and footways, and cluttered, unsightly streets. They cause tension between neighbours that has been known to escalate into violence.
This new guidance note seizes the opportunity offered by the Coalition Government’s announcements on residential parking, by bringing together best practice and sound evidence to assist designers and auditors in getting it right.
Traffic in Villages was produced by Dorset AONB Partnership and written by Hamilton-Baillie Associates.
It was written as a toolkit to help Parish Councils and local groups understand the core principles for reducing speed, improving safety and retaining local distinctiveness. Traffic in Villages aimed to develop new working relationships between communities and highway authorities by equipping communities with the tools to look closely at their issues and begin to consider new solutions.
It is illustrated with case studies and practical advice and includes a checklist to help local surveys.
The Toolkit extends the key principles of Manual for Streets and Manual for Streets 2 to support rural communities coping with the impact of traffic in villages and small towns.
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This book influenced a generation of urban designers and traffic engineers in creating safer and more civilised streets. The main author, Tim Pharoah, has now donated a full electronic version for the CIHT website.
Produced by Devon County Council, including many photographs and colour graphics, the 180 page book won the Mobil prize for road safety, and continues to be a valuable source of reference.
This groundbreaking work advocated street layouts that reduce driver speeds while creating a more attractive environment and was a forerunner to Manual for Streets.
Besides guidance on residential streets, the Devon book advocated innovative approaches to the design of urban main streets, a theme that will be taken forward in the CIHT forthcoming companion volume to Manual for Streets.