Tunnel Vision: road users’ experience and expectations of tunnels

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New research by Transport Focus has looked into how road users experience tunnels and what they want from future designs.  The report made the following recommendations to Highways England:

  • Ensure tunnels are built with road users in mind
  • Ensure that the needs of disabled road users are met, including wheelchair-friendly emergency escape routes
  • Provide timely and accurate information about estimated time travel to allow road users to plan rest stops
  • Ensure rules about speed and overtaking are clear
  • Increase awareness of what to do in case of a breakdown or emergency
  • Learn from other countries about how to avoid monotony and boredom in longer tunnels

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