Traffic Management schemes are introduced to solve an identified problem in 1 or more roads.
The need for a scheme can be identified in a variety of ways. It may, for example, be a bad accident record or the concerns of residents that prompts an investigation.
Sometimes we adopt an 'area wide' approach to traffic problems, for example, where there is a demand from several residential roads for 'Speed Control Humps'. To deal with this, priority is given to the worst problems first.
Potential schemes are assessed against the following policies:
- To achieve safe movement by reducing accident levels
- To promote and accommodate the maintenance and improvement of public transport
- To restrain traffic and safeguard the environment
- To seek equitable levels of mobility and accessibility for all groups of people, particularly for those presently disadvantaged in mobility terms, in other words people with disabilities, children, women, the old and the infirm
- To reduce the impact of commuter parking
- To improve pedestrian safety, accessibility and convenience
- To promote cycling