Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 20 June 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals on national minimum standards for (a) walking and (b) cycling infrastructure.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department’s Local Transport Note 2/08 ‘Cycle Infrastructure Design’ provides guidance regarding minimum standards for walking and cycling infrastructure. The Department is currently in the process of updating this national guidance and will publish the updated guidance in due course.

Local authorities are responsible for setting their own design standards. The Government has no plans to legislate for minimum standards for cycling and walking infrastructure.

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