Street De-cluttering

TMS is offering a street de-cluttering service that could involve carrying out audits aimed at rationalising signing and street furniture, and could also involve providing advice to designers of new schemes to ensure that signing and other street furniture is kept to an absolute minimum.  

The removal of unnecessary street furniture from our streets and open spaces 

In August 2010, the Secretaries of State for Transport and for Communities wrote to Council Leaders highlighting the Government's commitment to reducing street clutter and asking them, as local leaders, to make the same commitment.

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The recent Department for Transport White Paper, "Creating Growth, Cutting Carbon", states that "de-cluttering is a fundamental part of providing high quality public spaces - one where significant improvements can be achieved at relatively low cost", and calls for a reduction in the number of signs and other street clutter.



It is now formal government transport policy to encourage local councils to de-clutter our streets.  

Today, there is an increasing realisation that a high quality uncluttered street environment brings intrinsic value to its surrounding buildings and public open spaces and that, in turn, this can have a positive effect on commercial vibrancy and activity. 

De-cluttering streets by removing inappropriate or out-of-date signing can contribute to reduced accidents and improved traffic flow. 

De-cluttering service

TMS is offering a street de-cluttering service that could involve carrying out audits aimed at rationalising signing and street furniture, and could also involve providing advice to designers of new schemes to ensure that signing and other street furniture is kept to an absolute minimum.

Our de-cluttering service would work in the following ways:

Our experience and approach

TMS has extensive experience in assisting the design process in many ways, one of which is in advising clients and designers on elements of street furniture that are necessary such as mandatory traffic signs, and on elements that are not necessary such as redundant sign posts and advertising materials.

This area of advice and expertise can help reduce clutter and scheme costs within a street design project.

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