Life without traffic lights


It might seem incongruous to some that a traffic engineer normally used to designing traffic management systems involving complex traffic signal controls would promote the idea of removing all forms of priority and traffic light control at junctions. Nevertheless, our Director, Keith Firth was recently asked to comment for an article in the Daily Mail about this very possibility when a particularly ‘over-controlled’ junction in East Yorkshire was reported to operate a lot better when the traffic lights failed

Having considered this issue over the last few years, Keith and his team of enlightened traffic engineers are at the forefront of simplified streetscape design, and have shown that with careful and skilled planning it may well be possible, and indeed advantageous, to design a street without conventional traffic controls.

For any enquiries please contact Keith ( or Thomas (, or call on 01173 878910.

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