Roads: Safety

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 5 September 2019.

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Photo of Peter Grant Peter Grant Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Europe), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made in reviewing guidance in the Highway Code to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Government’s response to the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) Safety Review was published in November 2018.

The CWIS Safety Review 50 point action plan, published alongside the Government’s response, sets the framework for consultation on more detailed proposals and a targeted programme of research over the next two years.

Three of these actions relate to the reviewing of guidance in The Highway Code to improve safety for cyclists, pedestrians and horse-riders. The Department is currently agreeing the scope and delivery of this review, which will be conducted in consultation with our stakeholders, according to the Department’s usual practice.

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