The first was an accident investigation study of the Northgate gyratory near the city centre. The gyratory has a high proportion of pedestrian and pedal cycle casualties and the Council is keen to improve road safety for vulnerable road users. TMS developed a range of options, varying from simple signing and road surface improvements through to ambitious streetscape schemes designed to reduce the dominance of motor vehicles.
The second project was a safety review, including a design check of proposed 20mph speed limits, which would apply to the majority of residential streets in Chichester. The scheme proposals were checked against current best practice and national guidance documents. It is anticipated the scheme will improve road safety for all road users within the built-up area of the city and follows on from other large scale 20mph schemes in the country.
Project Engineers, Harminder Aulak and Andy Coleman, said:
"We have a good working relationship with West Sussex County Council and are their preferred road safety audit provider. These two projects allowed us to demonstrate our skill and flexibility in carrying out road safety studies on various types of scheme. We are confident the reports will enable the Council to target resources and fine tune the schemes to suit local needs."