Roads: Cycling and Pedestrians

Department for Transport written question – answered on 21st July 2020.

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour, Swansea West

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many local authorities have made changes to road layouts to give more space to cyclists and pedestrians since the publication of the Department for Transport’s statutory guidance to local authorities under the Traffic Management Act 2004.

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 the Department does not maintain a record of local authorities that have implemented such changes. There are measures available to local authorities that can be implemented to widen pavements and that do not require extra powers or approval from the Department. For example, some authorities have used cones or barriers to reallocate part of the road to pedestrians as a temporary measure.

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