New Walking Guidance for Transport Practitioners Available

April 21 2015  

New Walking Guidance for Transport Practitioners Available
CIHT has released the latest in a range of guidelines as an update to the 'Transport in the Urban Environment' publication.
The new guidance explore the latest developments around walking and the development of successful places in the urban environment.

Andrew Hugill, Director of Policy & Technical Affairs said:
 
‘We have produced these new guidelines to provide practical advice and highlight good practice that is available in the highways and transportation sector.”
 
“Planning for Walking - describes the characteristics of pedestrian journeys, lists the benefits of walking, identifies factors that discourage walking and how they can be overcome, summarises the legal framework that applies to pedestrians and outlines the way that plans and strategies for pedestrian travel are developed.”
 
“Designing for Walking - explains how facilities for walking should be designed. Well-designed facilities that follow desire lines, are clutter-free, and are legible to all users will assist in enabling walking journeys and improve the experience of those already walking.”
 
“The design of facilities should also consider the volumes of people walking along (actual or desired) or crossing streets, and the solutions will depend on a variety of considerations. The needs of all users should be carefully taken into account and prioritised as appropriate.”
 
These guidelines are available to download free from the CIHT at www.ciht.org.uk/stue

Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
 
CIHT is a membership organisation representing over 13,000 people who work in the highways and transportation sector.
 
CIHT members plan, design, build, operate and maintain best-in-class transport systems and infrastructure, whilst respecting the imperatives of improving safety, ensuring economic competitiveness and minimising environmental impact.
 
CIHT supports its member's professional endeavours by:
• offering training, information, professional development and support
• promoting the value added to society by the profession
• being the focused voice to Governments and other decision makers on transportation expertise and knowledge.
 
For more information please contact: Daniel Isichei, Director of Communications
e: daniel.isichei@ciht.org.uk t: +44(0)20 7336 1567 m: 07912 122573 www.ciht.org.uk

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