New Roads (Equestrian Traffic).

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 9th April 1925.

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Photo of Sir Waldron Smithers Sir Waldron Smithers , Chislehurst

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he will give the necessary instructions to ensure that, in the construction of new arterial and by-pass roads, proper provision is made, where possible, on one or both sides for equestrian traffic, especially in the rural districts?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon Lieut-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon , Rochester Chatham

Every encouragement is given to highway authorities to provide on new roads sufficient space to accommodate all forms of traffic, and, whilst I do not think it necessary to issue the instructions suggested by the hon. Member, I am fully prepared to consider any application that may be submitted for the provision of special accommodation for equestrian traffic where the circumstances justify such a step.