Road safety and traffic management

We implement traffic management measures through the 'Small Scale Traffic Management Process'. This process is used to address traffic management and parking issues. We consult with the public about the measures we are planning to implement. Any new measures are approved by a Council committee before we put them in place.

We can offer advice and guidance on any road safety or traffic management related query, for example:

  • Road markings and signs
  • 20mph zones
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Installation of controlled parking zones
  • Traffic calming measures
  • Cycling, walking and safer streets
  • Disabled parking
  • Road safety audits
  • Implementation of waiting/loading restrictions throughout the city (Traffic Regulation Orders)

You can use our online form to make an enquiry about any of these topics: 

Safer routes to school

Safer routes to school aims to improve safety and remove barriers to walking and cycling to and from school. We liaise with school head teachers and community groups to develop school travel plans.

Traffic calming

We develop and implement traffic calming schemes. These can range from better signs and lighting to speed tables (raised sections of the road), speed cushions or speed humps. As part of the implementation process for the Traffic Regulation Orders which put new measures in place, we consult with local residents and other parties about the proposals.

Speed surveys

We regularly arrange speed and traffic surveys in areas where speeding or excess traffic has been highlighted as an issue. We gather data using digital traffic counters, and use this to help develop traffic management or road safety schemes. 


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