Later this year, the Department of Transport (DfT) is expected to release the first major revision of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions since 2002. It is likely to include new signs that have been individually authorised by the department over the years, many of which have been submitted by Project Centre as part of signing strategies for local authorities.
Project Centre has sought DfT approval for many signs as we understand the role that clear signing plays in effective traffic management and road safety. We produce signing strategies that make streets safer, protect areas from traffic and make roads easier to navigate. We help councils make sure that signs are compliant with current regulations and enforceable, especially with regard to moving traffic offences.
Our traffic engineers carry out borough-wide signing schemes and many smaller projects to make sure that construction traffic uses suitable routes, to protect historic town centres, to direct lorries and coaches away from residential areas and to make sure that vehicles carrying dangerous goods do not use tunnels.
We are also expert in cycling and walking scheme signage. The team has produced signing strategies for football grounds and pedestrian way finding signage for the 40 acre Barbican site in Central London. They were commissioned by Sustrans to undertake an audit of all pedestrian and cycle signage and to produce a strategy and design for sign improvements along the Wandle trail cycle route and many other walking and cycle routes in urban and rural environments.