REPRODUCED FROM "A NEW DEAL FOR TRANSPORT:
BETTER FOR EVERYONE"
significant scope for development
in larger towns, with traffic restraint measures;
local transport plans to develop
and implement coherent and comprehensive policies;
Quality Partnerships and Quality
Contracts to secure better bus services.
scope for development of new designs
of traffic calming in, for example, historic cores of some towns,
popular countryside destinations and rural lanes; low speed and
home zones in residential areas.
pedestrian route enhancements;
priority route networks as in London
and Edinburgh provide a framework for application of traffic management
policies, e.g., bus priority, parking restraint, urban traffic
Urban traffic control
early progress possible in local
authorities to make fuller use of the best facilities already
over time, Government/industry collaboration
on new range of modern urban traffic management systems.
good signing can help efficient use
of the network. It needs to be well-maintained and updated; signing
can be made less environmentally intrusive;
new techniques such as automatic
incident detection offer the prospect of strategic traffic management
control of highway networks;
use of in-vehicle information services
likely to grow; route guidance will help reduce unnecessary travel,
especially when live traffic information is incorporated.
restriction of certain areas to "clean"
or "quiet" vehicles.
control of on-street parking to prevent
vehicles obstructing traffic and pedestrians;
new types of equipment for controlling
on-street parking; electronic meters, pay and display machines
operated by magnetic cards, and voucher systems;
parking enforcement by local authorities,
penalties used to fund enforcement, scope for more authorities
to take up new powers;
parking control, on and off-street,
as a component of plans to reduce the amount of travel in and
to congested town centres;
parking restraint strategies that
include packages of measures to improve access to town centres
by public transport and deter through-traffic and a levy on parking
at the workplace can substantially reduce the amount of traffic
in central areas.
Car Sharing Lanes
High Occupancy Vehicle Lane in Leeds
recently opened as part of EU research project, will be monitored
for progress and potential elsewhere.