Hertfordshire Highways www.hertsdirect.org. Non-Motorised User (NMU) Audits. Overview presentation. Cycling Scrutiny Panel 14 th & 16 th October 2009. Hertfordshire Highways www.hertsdirect.org. Presentation contents. What is a Non Motorised User Audit? Current National Standards
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Cycling Scrutiny Panel
14th & 16th October 2009
What is a Non Motorised User Audit?
Current National Standards
How it will be applied in Hertfordshire
Rollout of NMU Audits in Hertfordshire
What are the key benefits
A process to encourage the consideration of the needs of Non-Motorised Users (NMU’s)
Disabled users / Powered Wheelchairs
For Hertfordshire we will also be including:
Bus and train users
Main guidance document - DMRB HD 42/05
This is a Highways Agency document that describes the requirements for NMU Audits for all trunk road schemes including Motorways.
Main objectives of NMU audit are to:
Encourage the design team to take all reasonable opportunities to improve the service offered to NMU’s
Prevent conditions for NMU’s being worsened by the introduction of Highway schemes
Document design decisions that affect NMU’s
It should consider the implications of schemes for NMU:
Identify scheme objectives for NMU’s
Document design decisions
Review design and construction to assess scheme objectives
HD 42/05 identifies 4 main stages
Stage 1 - Context report
Collation of background information of relevance to NMU’s
Stage 2, 3 & 4 - NMU Audit reports
The consideration of NMU’s at various stages within the design process, typically:
Completion of construction
To ensure a cost efficient introduction of NMU audit into HCC schemes, a streamed approach is proposed, depending on the type of works undertaken.
The items required will be included within our standard feasibility reports. (Includes information from The Strategic Accessibility Audit eg trip generators (hospitals, schools, employment, shopping etc))
NMU Audit Reports
These will be covered by our existing checking process, and should provide a means of documenting design decisions in a formal and consistent manner.
Both of these should be an integral part of the design and demonstrate key design decisions.
The information identified for inclusion in the context report element of HD 42/05 will be recorded in the standard feasibility report (HS3).
Produced at earliest possible stage and may include information such as: -
Flows of NMU’s
Flows and speeds of traffic
Desire lines / End destinations
Strategies and policies
NCN routes or other routes that provide for NMU’s
Views of user groups, police, public transport operators etc
Major schemesThese should follow the full HD 42/05 process.
Integrated Transport Project (ITP) SchemesIt is proposed that these will follow the process outlined in this presentation. Trials are underway in a selection of feasibility reports. These are to be reviewed prior to agreeing process.
Other Schemes (e.g. maintenance/development)Currently developing a process to cover these areas of work.
The NMU Audit aspect of HD 42/05 will be covered through the existing checking processes.
Designs will be checked against agreed criteria and any exceptions will be highlighted.
Any decisions that affect NMU’s will then be recorded on the project files.
Hertfordshire Highways highway works?
A more consistent approach to accommodating the needs of non motorised users.
NMU’s will be considered throughout the design process.
Any design decisions affecting NMU’s will be recorded.
Hertfordshire Highways highway works?