Hampshire County Council is asking people to take part in an online consultation
Hampshire County Council will conduct an online consultation on its road maintenance and traffic management.
The consultation opened on August 23 and ends on October 6 for anyone who wishes to comment on the council's approach to the use of measures such as speed limits, traffic signs, parking restrictions, pedestrian crossings and traffic calming.
The aim is to provide a consistent approach to dealing with requests the council receives for traffic management measures. It outlines the circumstances in which measures could be used and in some cases provides criteria that need to be met before they should be considered.
The policy document also covers issues around the impact of traffic management measures used on the street scene such as reducing sign clutter.
Councillor Seán Woodward, executive member for economy, transport and environment, said: “We would like to know if residents think we have got the correct approach to key issues such as carrying routine highway maintenance, changing speed limits and installing pedestrian crossings.
"Many aspects of the policies are based upon legislation, regulations and national codes of practice and cannot be altered, but where the county council has discretion we want to involve the public in setting clear and consistent approaches to highway maintenance and traffic management for Hampshire.”
The comments received will be summarised and reported to the environment and transport select committee.
Subject to the committee’s comments, the results of the public consultation and any recommended changes will be reported to Cllr Woodward for formal approval and adoption next year.
To take part in the consultation, visit www3.hants.gov.uk/transport-schemes-index/consultation-highway-management.htm .