Vehicle security barriers within the streetscape (TAL 01/11)

Reasons for and information on how to use vehicle security barriers (VSB) within a streetscape.


Vehicle security barriers in the streetscape


This traffic advisory leaflet (TAL):

  • describes the reasons for using a vehicle security barrier (VSB)
  • demonstrates how best to integrate VSBs into streetscape designs

A VSB is a physical security device that provides perimeter protection around a defined area and can control vehicle access to that area.

Published 1 April 2011
Last updated 23 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Text amended to recognise the use of a vehicle as a potential weapon as well as alterations to traffic calming and bus stop designs to limit these attacks.

  2. First published.