Project: Home Zones Monitoring the Pilot Programme

Reference: UG235

Last update: 25/09/2007 16:26:33

Objectives

The project is examining the extent to which traffic management measures and techniques introduced under existing legislation can be used to achieve the aims of home zones. The aim is to demonstrate clearly whether there is a need for additional legislation. The effectiveness of the pilot schemes and measures is being investigated through a before and after monitoring programme for each scheme.

Description

Home zones, now widespread in many parts of Europe, originated in the Netherlands. They tend to comprise residential streets in which the road space is shared between motor vehicles and other road users. In these Home Zones, the needs of pedestrians, including children, and cyclists, in some countries, come first. Their aim is to change the way the street is used in order to achieve a wider range of benefits to communities than are typically achieved in the UK at present. The Department is committed to exploring the extent to which the Home Zone concept can be implemented within existing legislation. Nine pilot schemes have been selected for monitoring.

Contractor(s)

TRL Limited
Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3GA
+44 (0)1344 773131

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £700,319.14

Actual start date: 24 May 1999

Actual completion date: 31 March 2005

Publication(s)

TRL 646 'Pilot Home Zone Schemes; Evaluation of the Five Roads Area, LB Ealing'
Author: A Wheeler, A Tilly, D Webster, D Nicholls and S Greenshields
Publication date: 31/10/2005

TRL 647 'Pilot Home Zone Schemes; Evaluation of Nobel Road, Nottingham'
Author: A Tilly, A Wheeler, D Webster, D Nicholls and S Buttress
Publication date: 30/11/2005

TRL 654 'Pilot Home Zone Schemes; Summary of the Schemes'
Author: D Webster, A Tilly, A Wheeler, D Nicholls and S Buttress
Publication date: 30/06/2006

TRL 625 'Pilot Home Zone Schemes; Evaluation of Northmoor, Manchester'
Author: A Tilly, D Webster and S Buttress
Publication date: 31/01/2005

TRL 626 'Pilot Home Zone Schemes; Evaluation of Cavell Way, Sittingbourne'
Author: D Webster, A Tilly and S Buttress
Publication date: 31/01/2005

TRL 633 'Pilot Home Zone Schemes; Evaluation of Magor Village, Monmouthshire'
Author: R Layfield, D Webster and S Buttress
Publication date: 31/05/2005

TRL 640 'Pilot Home Zone Schemes; Evaluation of Morice Town, Plymouth'
Author: A Wheeler, A Tilly, D Webster, Y Rajesparan and S Buttress
Publication date: 31/08/2005

TRL 586 'Pilot Home Zones Schemes: Evaluation of The Methleys, Leeds
Author: R Layfield, L Chinn and D Nicholls.
Publication date: 31/07/2003
Published
Source: TRL