Pedestrian Areas

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 29 November 2023.

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Photo of Kim Johnson Kim Johnson Labour, Liverpool, Riverside

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all roads have an accessible width of footway.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Local authorities are responsible for maintaining footways within their local areas. The Department provides good practice guidance on designing accessible public realm in Inclusive Mobility: a Guide to Best Practice on Access to Pedestrian and Transport Infrastructure, which includes recommendations on footway widths to accommodate all road users.

It is for local authorities to consider how to apply this guidance to their roads to ensure infrastructure is designed in a way that enables them to meet their Public Sector Equality Duty.

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