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Traffic Signs Manual takes lead from Manual for Streets

The new Chapter 6 of the Traffic Signs Manual focuses on the design of traffic signal junctions and crossings, particularly in urban settings. It contains a wealth of advice on topics such as walking speeds, nearside and farside pedestrian signals, designing cycle-friendly junctions, lane widths and intergreen periods

20 December 2019
The chapter brings together and updates advice from nine separate advice notes
The chapter brings together and updates advice from nine separate advice notes


New guidance for designing traffic signal junctions and pedestrian and other crossings in urban settings has been published by the DfT, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure. 

The 200-page Chapter 6 of the Traffic Signs Manual is titled Traffic Control and specifically focuses on junctions and crossings on roads with speed limits below 40mph, particularly in urban areas (designers should refer to advice in Highways England’s...

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