Traffic and Road Safety

The Traffic & Road Safety team is responsible for managing and improving traffic control throughout the City. This remit includes management of the Council’s traffic signal apparatus and urban traffic control system, including the expansion and improvement of traffic signal equipment. To enable this the service is also responsible for undertaking surveys and traffic modelling to determine the optimum pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle traffic management systems. These surveys include road safety audits, speed survey, traffic counts, pedestrian crossing assessments, and traffic modelling. As part of the Council’s road safety remit the team review accident cluster sites and consider accident prevention measures to reduce likelihood and severity. The team also administer and manage road construction consent applications associated with new developments in the City and facilitate new street naming applications. The team is responsible for administering traffic regulation orders which include areas such as prohibition of parking, stopping up of roads, and changes to speed limits.