Cycling: Safety

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th May 2018.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on steps to improve cycling safety.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department provides guidance on the design of cycle infrastructure in Local Transport Note 2/08. This can be accessed at the following address:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycle-infrastructure-design-ltn-208

Improving the safety of cyclists is one of the underlying principles of this guidance. The Department is in the process of updating the note to take account of developments since its publication in 2008, and aims to publish a revised version by the end of 2018.The Department is also helping local authorities to prepare Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans, which will help them to take a more strategic approach to improving conditions for cycling in their areas. Finally, The Department funds Bikeability, the national cycle training programme, and has a number of cycle safety related THINK! campaigns which local authorities can publicise in their area.

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