Wednesday, 18 August 2010

An answer to the ban on clamping

The Government's newly announced ban on clamping and towing on private land is expected to come into force early next year.
Companies that currently employ clampers, or don't use them but suffer with unauthorised parking, will become even more vulnerable to valuable parking spaces being occupied by unauthorised vehicles.
The answer to what is destined to become a growing problem is the installation of  automatic gates, or rising barriers for commercial premises. They can be installed in almost every location where unauthorised parking might be a problem including offices, industrial units, schools, public houses and hotels as well as church and community halls.
Not only will these precautions stop that driver prepared to park anywhere off-road that is convenient and free, it also ensures authorised vehicles can be parked in a safe and secure environment.
If you would like to know more about installing gates or barriers contact Joe Baker at Atlas.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Ealing's traffic light switch-off reduces delays

The trial switch-off of traffic signals at two junctions in the London Borough of Ealing has increased junction throughput, cut congestion and reduced pedestrial wait times, a review of the work has found.
Ealing turned off traffic signals at the junctions last Autumn and installed mini roundabouts to regulate traffic flow.
A review of the trials found that the volume of traffic passing through the junctions has increased by 6-12%, average queue lengths have been cut by two-thirds, and typical pedestrian wait times have reduced by half. Ealing is unaware of any serious collisions taking place at the sites.