If you have ever thought that it might be good to learn more about an ITS related subject, or you would like a resource you can give to a colleague, you may find the books we have written/published of interest.

Traffic Control

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A traffic systems companion to the DfT Traffic Signs Manual - Chapter 6.

This book is a comprehensive guide to the issues which surround the design and implementation of traffic signal installations in the UK. Although it was written to act as an informative specialist companion to the Department for Transport. (2019) Chapter 6 of the Traffic Signs Manual – Traffic Control, it can also be used as a standalone in-depth guide to provide a comprehensive reference book on the subject. This book provides in-depth advice and guidance for practitioners undertaking designs for signalised junctions and crossings. Although the advice in Chapter 6 is limited to roads with a speed limit of 40 mph or less, this book also refers to advice given in the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges for high-speed roads. All variants of traffic signals are covered, including permanent and temporary installations; crossings for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians; and also covers Light Rapid Transit, Wig-wags and Lane Control Signals.

Currently available from Amazon in Hard and Paperback editions - available by clicking on the buttons below in the UK, or search "Alistair Gollop" in your local Amazon store

Traffic Control - Hard-back
Traffic Control - Paperback

Traffic Signals

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An introduction to signalised junctions and crossing facilities in the UK.

The 2nd Edition of this book has been updated and includes additional information to reflect developments that have occurred in the sector. This book is intended as an introduction to the subject, please refer to “Traffic Control: A traffic systems companion guide to Chapter 6 of DfT’s Traffic Signs Manual” (ISBN 1523489936) for more in-depth information and an increased range of topics.

Since their first introduction worldwide, at Bridge Street, Westminster in 1868, traffic signals have subsequently developed alongside the rapid growth of motorised traffic during the following years, to attain a complexity unimaginable to the early pioneers in the signal field. Do you know what these terms refer to and the differences between them: MAN, VA, FXT, CLF, UTC, SCOOT and MOVA? In addition to the history of pioneering signal development, Traffic Signals looks at the way in which modern signals operate and the equipment commonly used in current traffic control systems in the UK. It also looks at how signalised junctions and crossings are designed, explaining the fundamental design principles, and how these are used by modern software modelling tools to predict traffic operation.

Currently available from Amazon in Soft, Hard-Back and Kindle editions - available by clicking on the buttons below in the UK, or search "Alistair Gollop" in your local Amazon store

Traffic Signals - Hard-back
Traffic Signals - Paperback
Traffic Signals - Kindle

The IHE Passive Safety Electrical Guide

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Electrical requirements for passively safe ITS roadside installations to BS EN 12767.

The necessity for this guidance document has been heightened due to changes in the 2019 version of the BS EN 12767 standard, which includes the removal of electrical requirements from the National Annex. Due to the complexity of cable arrangements found in typical ITS installations such as traffic signals, this omission poses potential problems to practitioners undertaking the design, specification or management of ITS equipment.

Currently available from the Institute of Highway Engineers as a free PDF download, avalable by clicking on the button below.

Electrical Guide - Free PDF Download

ITS1827D - Traffic Signal Controller, Work Specification and Configuration Forms

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These forms are used to specify the functional requirements for Traffic Signal Controllers. The forms are in an Excel spreadsheet format to allow them to be filled electronically, these are set up to avoid duplicated data entry.

Every traffic signal controller uses a unique hardware and software configuration to achieve the required functionality. These forms are formatted for Traffic Signal Controllers based on United Kingdom equipment specifications. These are used by the majority of highway authorities in the UK and training for them is available from a number of sources. Contact your equipment vendor if you have any queries regarding any of the functional requirements for the TSCs.

Currently available from ITS Now as a free Excel Spreadsheet download, avalable by clicking on the button below.

Note: We will be starting on a new version E of these forms soon, if you have any suggestions or comments, please get in contact, we would value your feedback, thanks.

ITS1827D - Free Excel Download