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Policies and Good Practice Handbook

The Policies and Good Practice Handbook is a reference tool for authorities in preparing and developing their LTPs and will be updated on a regular basis. It is not part of the statutory guidance.

Given the number of links, authorities will need to prioritise according to their needs.

Although the Handbook is categorised alphabetically by policy area for simplicity, it is important to note that more can be achieved by linking these policies and work areas to maximise the impacts of the policy intervention as well as budgets.

Local authority benchmarking tool (2 Mb)

This tool enables local authorities to benchmark themselves against other authorities on the transport national indicators.

Published:
25 March 2010
Last update:
19 May 2010

Programme and Risk Management Good Practice Note (296 kb)

The Good Practice note contains useful guidance and good practice for local transport authorities to consider in developing and delivering their next Local Transport Plans.

Published:
05 October 2009

Good Practice Sharing Websites

A range of sector-led websites providing good practice, guidance and performance benchmarking information for regional and local transport planners.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
24 September 2009

Accessibility Planning

Accessibility planning focuses on promoting social inclusion by tackling the accessibility problems experienced by those in disadvantaged groups and areas.

Published:
16 July 2009

Air Quality

Guidance and good practice on reviewing and assessing local air quality under the UK Air Quality Strategy.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
03 December 2009

Aviation policy guidance

Aviation policy guidance, including The Future of Air Transport White Paper (2003).

Published:
16 July 2009

Biodiversity and Geodiversity

Guidance and good practice on implementing the Government’s environmental regulations, including the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
24 November 2009

Buses: implementing bus-based schemes and policies

Extensive guidance on implementing bus-based schemes and policies, including Quality Partnerships and Real-Time Information.

Published:
16 July 2009

Children and Young People

Guidance and good practice on improving the lives of children and young people through active travel, School Travel Plans and road safety measures.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
03 December 2009

Climate change

Climate change adaptation and mitigation guidance.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
03 December 2009

Community Transport

Guidance explaining the benefits of community transport and how local authorities can engage with the sector.


Congestion

Guidance on developing effective strategies for tackling road congestion.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
24 November 2009

Delivering a Sustainable Transport System

The Department for Transport has published several documents which will help provide a framework for moving towards a more sustainable transport system.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
16 July 2010

Design

Encouraging sustainable and active travel through improved street design.

Published:
16 July 2009

Disabled people

Guidance on improving transport for disabled people including information on the ‘Blue Badge’ disabled parking scheme.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
03 December 2009

Efficiency

Good practice for developing Integrated Transport Units to improve the quality and efficiency of passenger transport provision.

Published:
16 July 2009

Freight: guidance on freight and planning policy

Includes good practice guidance on freight and planning policy for users, operators and regional bodies.

Published:
16 July 2009

Funding

Local transport funding guidance and Regional Funding Advice.

Published:
16 July 2009

Highways asset management plans

Guidance on improving the efficiency of highway maintenance through Highways Asset Management Plans.

Published:
16 July 2009

Highways Maintenance

Includes a range of documents from the UK Roads Board, all available from the UK Roads Liaison Group website.

Published:
16 July 2009

Highways Network Management

Guidance and design issues covering traffic signs, signals, pedestrian and puffin crossings.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
03 December 2009

Landscape

Includes guidance on rural road schemes, integrated transport in National Parks and Rights of Way Improvement Plans.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
03 December 2009

Motorcycles

Links to the Government’s Motorcycling Strategy and guidance from the Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers.

Published:
16 July 2009

Noise

Guidance on the development of Noise Action Plans.

Published:
16 July 2009

Parking

Parking policy and guidance, including the Blue Badge disabled parking scheme.

Published:
16 July 2009

Personal Security

Good practice guidance and research findings on how to improve pedestrian and public transport passengers’ personal security.

Published:
16 July 2009

Planning Policy Statements and Guidance

Includes transport assessments and planning issues for town centres, open spaces, sport/recreation and sustainable development in rural areas.

Published:
16 July 2009

Ports

Links to DfT reports on port demand forecasts and project appraisal guidance.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
24 November 2009

Quality of Public spaces and better Streetscapes

Includes links to the Manual for Streets and guidance on the development of Home Zones and high quality open spaces.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
03 December 2009

Rail

Guidance and good practice on developing sustainable railways, improving access for the disabled, station design, community rail and travel plan integration.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
28 October 2009

Rights of Way

Includes statutory guidance on the development of Rights of Way Improvement Plans and their effective integration with Local Transport Plans.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
03 December 2009

Road safety guidance

Extensive guidance on the development and implementation of local road safety strategies, effective engagement with Elected Members and road safety education in schools.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
10 December 2009

Rural issues

Guidance and good practice rural road design and rural accessibility.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
18 February 2010

Social Inclusion

Good practice and information on meeting the transport needs of different social groups and tackling social exclusion.

Published:
16 July 2009

Strategic Environment Assessment

Includes practical guidance on effective incorporation of Strategic Environmental Assessment into Local Transport Plan development.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
03 December 2009

Sustainable travel: Guidance and good practice

Guidance and good practice on school and workplace Travel Plans, walking and cycling, car clubs and Smarter Choices.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
03 December 2009

Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles

Good practice guidance to improve the accessibility and efficiency of taxi services and to assist local licensing authorities in formulating suitable taxi and private hire vehicle licensing policies.

Published:
16 July 2009

Transport Innovation Fund

Information for Local Authorities on Transport Innovation Fund.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
04 January 2011

Waterways

Links to Defra’s “Waterways for Tomorrow” strategy.

Published:
16 July 2009
Last update:
22 January 2010