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House of Lords written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Greaves Lord Greaves Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review their guidance on cycle-friendly planning and design, in conjunction with local authorities and other partners, to ensure that opportunities to improve cycling conditions are incorporated wherever possible into highways, traffic, planning schemes and all planned road maintenance work.

Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Lords Spokesperson (Department for Transport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Department for Transport is continually reviewing whether its guidance and policy framework for cycle-friendly planning and design is fit for purpose and updates can be made if it is appropriate to do so. Current guidance for local authorities on providing for cyclists can be found in Cycle Infrastructure Design (Local Transport Note 2/08). It is available to view at:


Last year we updated the guidance in Shared use routes for pedestrians and cyclists (Local Transport Note 1/12) and this can be found at:


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