Cycling

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th May 2019.

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Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Labour, Brentford and Isleworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve road planning regulations to encourage cycling.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Government has recently strengthened the National Planning Policy Framework to support the take-up of cycling and walking within local development plans.

The Department for Transport is currently updating existing guidance set out in Local Transport Note 2/08 to ensure that streets are better designed to lower barriers for people choosing to cycle.

The Department has also revised the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions to enable the use of many innovative cycling measures, such as low-level cycle signals, a new parallel crossing for pedestrians and cyclists, and new ways of signing cycling and walking routes.

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