Pedestrians: Coronavirus

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th July 2020.

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Photo of Bambos Charalambous Bambos Charalambous Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what process his Department uses to monitor the effect of changes to streets to support social distancing on disabled pedestrians who are dependent on (a) tactile paving, (b) controlled crossings and (c) detectable kerbs.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

It is for local traffic authorities to decide what measures to install to enable social distancing, and active travel, and to monitor and evaluate these. In implementing measures, local traffic authorities must be mindful of the requirements of equalities legislation, ensuring, for example, that in redesigning and reallocating road space they take careful account of the impacts this may have on disabled people.

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