HC Deb 23 March 1987 vol 113 cc13-4W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to issue up-to-date guidance on ways in which traffic and parking in residential areas can be better controlled; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

We shall be sending all county, borough and district councils in England the first in a new series of traffic leaflets. This will also be sent to a wide range of professional and representative bodies. It will illustrate self-enforcing measures that can help deter through traffic from using residential streets, so as to give greater emphasis to the needs of residents. Further traffic leaflets are planned on this topic. Their main purpose will be to make available, on as wide a basis as possible, information on traffic and parking techniques. The first leaflet includes road humps. footway widening, rumble strips, environmental road closures, width restrictions, wide area crossings and a range of entry treatments. Copies of the leaflet have been placed in the Library of the House.