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About the author:
Alistair Gollop has extensive knowledge of ITS and Traffic Control systems, from feasibility assessments and preliminary design through detailed geometric and system design, equipment specification, contract documentation, construction and installation oversight to commissioning and operational management. Utilising his in-depth experience and specialist knowledge to devise and deliver practical and economical solutions, whilst at the same time providing innovative designs to improve safety and efficiency. As well as the UK, he has worked in diverse locations across Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

He has also been responsible for managing traffic systems infrastructure, with a great deal of expertise of liaison with clients and stakeholders, and oversight and engagement with installation and maintenance contractors.

In addition, as a technology specialist, Alistair has particular experience in preliminary equipment assessments, due diligence reports, field trials and integration into traffic systems. With a detailed knowledge of specialist technologies and equipment, standards and statutory requirements, along with ancillary issues, such as passive safety and the implications these pose on the design and management of traffic system installations.

He has written national and local standards, numerous articles for publications and written / presented papers at conferences. He can be contacted via his LinkedIn account:

Introduction to Traffic Signals

An introduction to signalised junctions and crossing facilities in the UK

Authored by Alistair Gollop
Edition: 1

Since their first introduction worldwide, at Bridge Street, Westminster in 1868, traffic signals have subsequently developed alongside the rapid growth of motorised traffic during the following years, to attain a complexity unimaginable to the early pioneers in the signal field.

Do you know what these terms refer to and the differences between them?

In addition to the history of pioneering signal development, Traffic Signals looks at the way in which modern signals operate and the equipment commonly used in current traffic control systems in the UK. It also looks at how signalised junctions and crossings are designed, explaining the fundamental design principles, and how these are used by modern software modelling tools to predict traffic operation.

Included within Traffic Signals is a handy set of Standard Detail drawings which are commonly used when specifying and designing projects.

The "A-Z of Traffic Signals" - Local Transport Today
"All you ever wanted to know about traffic signals" - Smart Highways
"...a comprehensive guide to traffic signals" - Traffic Technology International
***** "...a comprehensive textbook on the subject" - customer feedback

Publication Date:
1523489936 / 9781523489930
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Technology & Engineering / Civil / Transport

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