Street works lane rental evaluation

The aim of this research was to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the two pioneer Lane Rental schemes with a focus on exploring the ways in which the two participating authorities (Kent County Council and Transport for London) have implemented their schemes and the effect that this has had on the behaviour of works promoters. The research involved interviews with authorities and promoters and review of available data, which was undertaken between April and August 2015. Based on a review of the development and delivery process, the research has found that the two pioneer schemes have been successfully implemented. Promoters were actively engaged in the development phase and there is evidence of a continuing process of dialogue and review. Monitoring data shows a reduction in the disruption caused by works since the schemes were introduced, although this does not prove that Lane Rental is the cause of this observed change. Promoters highlighted that Lane Rental is just one of several drivers of behavioural change. The main mitigation measure reported by promoters is a move towards more out-of-hours working, where this is deemed the most cost-effective solution. Although promoters were generally unable to estimate the overall cost of mitigation measures to their business, most were able to provide specific examples of costs incurred, including higher wage costs associated with out-of-hours working. As intended, surplus revenues from the scheme are being used to fund projects to test new approaches or materials, although it was felt that more could be done to stimulate demand for this resource.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 49p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01602458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 21 2016 9:47AM