In line with current drives to remove unnecessary "clutter" in the public realm, TMS has recently completed a "de-cluttering" study around the main campus at Lancaster University. The objective was to improve the University environment by the removal of visual clutter.
Items identified as being unnecessary included a wide variety of road signs, large areas of yellow hatching, and pedestrian guard-rail. Overall, it was recommended that some 48 road signs and associated posts could be removed without detriment to any traffic or safety needs. Unnecessary items included signs such as "20 mph speed limit", "road humps ahead", "zebra crossing ahead", and bend warning chevrons.