Amy Burbidge is looking for Highway Engineers to be Critical Friends for Highways England.
Driver anticipates future movement of pedestrians approaching from two direction
Robert Huxford comments on the laws and regulations that dictate the streetscape.
It had been accepted that pedestrians would use any place where it is convenient for the to cross a road, particularly at traffic calming works. Drivers were not expected to stop. Pedestrians wait for gap in the traffic. More recently side road entry treatments with raised tables were specifically installed […]
Where are courtesy crossings referred to in the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) and the Department for Transport’s Traffic Signs Manual?
Yes uncontrolled and informal crossings are endorsed by the TSRGD and are a common sight across the country.
Yes informal crossings, also referred to as pedestrian facilities are incorporated into guidance for the geometric design of roundabouts. Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, Highways England, 2020CD 116Geometric design of roundabouts Section 8. Designing for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians at roundabouts –sub section 8.3 Uncontrolled crossings at roundabouts, page […]
Yes courtesy crossings are lawful. They are technically informal crossings or pedestrian facilities where people are helped to cross a road. At a courtesy crossing the physical design encourages a high proportion of drivers to stop for pedestrians.
Legal systems, responsibilities and funding sources.