Category: Engineering Services
Address: Mere House, 55 Mere Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 9AU
Landline: 01253 5...
Road Safety Audits, Road User Audits, Road Safety Services, Local road Safety Schemes, Traffic Engineering Design, Traffic Engineering Planning Analysis
With my experience in public consultation gained over the years, I have become acutely aware that very often the engineering profession takes the public's understanding of the application of engineering measures for granted.
Many years ago while attending a mobile public exhibition showing proposals for a town-wide safety project I noticed an elderly lady staring at an exhibit. I wandered over and asked if she had any comments. She replied that she was trying to understand the drawing. I started to explain what the various lines and symbols meant and how they were related to the existing layout. Soon I had a sizeable crowd around followed by a series of questions. It became apparent that none of the crowd could understand any of the drawings but were religiously attending the exhibition out of a mixture of curiosity and duty, too shy or scared or not wanting to show their ignorance to enquire about the drawings on show.
My company takes this apparent difference seriously and aim to set standards of design and implementation which are easy and more obvious for the road user to understand and hence use in a safe and reliable manner.