Sawers MA MICE CEng,
Traffic Engineering Consultant
2 Colehayes Park Cottages, Bovey Tracey,
Newton Abbot, Devon, UK
Phone+44 (0)1626 830225 (mobile)
Welcome to Penntraff Traffic
far the greatest amount of work has been in the field of
mini-roundabouts. The Consultancy takes a pride in a long
ongoing research of what works and what doesn't. This is a
matter that has gone astray in the UK and Penntraff warns
against many of the errors that we continue to make here for
France the numbers of normal roundabouts are increasing all
the time - around 1,000 are completed each year.
provides advice to local authorities throughout the world
including a whole day seminar/workshop on the design and use
of mini-roundabouts and a second seminar on traffic calming.
Consultancy published Mini-roundabouts - getting them
right! in 1996 and this has now sold out although a new
version will be available shortly. See:
Penntraff also carries out specialist studies for development
schemes, helping to secure the necessary planning permission
although this can never be guaranteed.
will also carry out local studies on behalf of any clients
private or public. Just call or email.
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& normal (or modern) roundabouts
will advise on the use and design of roundabouts
of all sizes anywhere in the world. For more
information, go to MINI-ROUNDABOUTS
Calming cannot be carried out on an individual
road without affecting the next ones. Area
traffic and Safety studies include a
comprehensive approach to the problems improving
the environment by making the road network
function effectively, efficiently and safely,
particularly in residential areas. A strong
emphasis on liveability.
advises the need to ensure that single occupancy
car journeys particularly for the journey to work
are minimised. I will advise on the highway
implications of developments, suggest
alternatives where practicable and negotiate with
the highway authority on your behalf.
in the implementation of the Canterbury Park
& Ride project and assessment and development
of the Medway Towns proposals. Based on parking
demand and supply, Park & Ride has to be part
of any traffic and transport plan for your urban
approach to management of school traffic
including assessment of different modes of
travel, potential alternative routes for
pedestrians and cyclists, traffic calming at
For more information go
to TRAFFIC CALMING then link
to school entrances.
assessment of the whole small town or village
traffic scheme to make the environment more
liveable, reducing excessive speed, providing a
complete pedestrian & cycle network, safer
routes to school, the works.
experience of traffic calming schemes, mainly in
For more information see
External links to other sites:
- Getting them right!
The MIDI-roundabout -
minis with larger central islands than standard
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