The Department notified the public about the review of The Highway Code to improve safety for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders as part of a call for evidence on cycling and walking safety (November 2018).
The government initially announced the detail of the incoming updates to The Highway Code to national media last summer. They followed a public consultation where nearly 21,000 people submitted their views, with the majority supporting the changes.
On 1 December the documents laid before Parliament for approval were made available online. This was followed by a press notice, myth busting factsheet and toolkit for stakeholders to amplify the messages on 26 January, prior to the alterations coming into effect on 29 January.