Traffic and parking management
Information and advice related to the management of traffic in both rural and urban areas. This section also includes all current Traffic Advisory Leaflets, as well as all valid circulars from the 'Roads' series (discontinued in 1997).
Other information related to traffic management can be found in the Traffic Signs and Signals section of this website.
The aim of Civil Parking Policy Evaluator service is to help local authorities develop their Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) operations with a view to achieving continuous improvement. By considering the characteristics of CPE schemes, this service assesses performance and suggests potential areas for development.
This section is primarily concerned with the regulatory framework about parking on the highway or on land in the ownership of the local authority. It does not cover parking on private land including hospital car parks, car parks attached to educational establishments or work place parking levy. It contains links to the Blue Badge Scheme, Civil Enforcement Regulations, Statutory Guidance and Traffic Regulation Orders.
Section page for traffic advisory leaflets on buses, parking, signs and signals, traffic management, walking, cycling etc. Includes all valid roads circulars.
Local Transport Notes summarise many areas of best practice into a single document.
The Traffic Management Act was introduced in 2004 to tackle congestion and disruption on the road network. The Act places a duty on local traffic authorities to ensure the expeditious movement of traffic on their road network and those networks of surrounding authorities. the Act gives authorities additional tools to better manage parking policies, moving traffic enforcement and the coordination of street works.
Traffic Commissioners have responsibility in their area for the licensing and registration of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) operators, and bus and coach (PSVs) operators.
Procedures that local traffic authorities are advised to follow when considering temporary traffic regulation orders (TROs) for “Special Events” - sporting and social events or entertainment held on roads under sections 16A-C of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
- 25 October 2007
- Last update:
- 07 February 2011
Research and analysis into the causes and possible solutions for traffic congestion.
The following content is available from the Department for Transport web archive .
- Clear Zones
- M42 Active traffic management
- Traffic Area Network business plans
- Urban Traffic Management and Control
- Workplace Parking Levy
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