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    On this page there is a link to a file defining all the BVPIs including 165 in (Best Value Performance Indicators 2005/06: Guidance Document (Amended 01/04/05))

    On Audible and tactile signals:

    Crossings installed before the revised indicator came into operation on 1 April 2002 must be fitted with either audible or tactile indicators. Crossings installed or substantially refurbished after that date should be counted only if they have both tactile and audible indicators, except where it would be unsafe to install audible indicators (either standard or ‘bleep and sweep’) or where local objections have led to their removal.

    • Audible & Tactile Signals at Pelican Crossings, TAL 4/91, DTLR 1991.

    • Audible & Tactile Signals at Signal Controlled Junctions, TAL 5/91, DTLR 1991.


    Tony Sharp

    Is BVP165 still a “thing” though? It was introduced in an effort to get LA’s to bring sites (new and existing) up to set standard. Now with DDA etc all sites should meet the minimum standards of Tactiles and audibles (obvs not duals and parallel crossings) and should be brought up to standards of new sites when re-equipped (even if installed prior to 2001?)

    Andrew Parfitt

    Hi Cheryl,

    Thanks for the documentation sent.    I’m sure I remember a document that gave exact details of equipment required  (possibly used by the Audit Commission when they audited the sites) covering details like the dates fron when certain kit was required to be installed.  We had many old sites that I believe were exempt of the requirement for both audible and tactile kit because their installation date was prior to April 01?  I am completing an exercise to see how many of our sites would fulfil the BVPI 165 requirements and still have sites installed during the 90s and have not been substantially upgraded and therefor may not require tactiles.



    Hi Andrew,

    Here is a link to the document requested –


    Andrew Parfitt

    Does anybody have a copy of the standards required for a crossing to pass BVPI 165?   Eg. Tactile and audio provision for any site after 1 Apr 2001?

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