Alan to lead road signs taskforce

  • Aug 28, 2015

Alan is to lead a taskforce on how to tackle the overuse of pointless road signs, the Department for Transport has today announced. 

Alan has campaigned against useless road signs for over twenty years, writing a pamphlet called 'Poles Apart' in 2010 that called for whole categories of unnecessary signs to be scrapped.

The new taskforce look into what can be done to change the culture of highways authorities that put up unnecessary, repeated and confusing sign without thought or a sense of good design.

Alan said: 'I am delighted to have been asked by the Transport Secretary to lead this taskforce. This is not about directional or warning signs that drivers actually need, but about clearing out the ones we don't and stopping councils wasting money and ruining our road sides.'