7. Deliver cycle-friendly improvements across existing roads

Recommendation…

This recommendation is grouped into the topic: Redesigning our roads, streets and communities

7. Local authorities should seek to deliver cycle-friendly improvements across their existing roads, including small improvements, segregated routes, and road reallocation.


Official Department for Transport Response…

The Department for Transport expects local authorities to up their game in delivering infrastructure that takes cycling into account from the design stage.

The Department for Transport provides funding to local authorities to implement improvements to their local road infrastructure, but it is for local authorities to prioritise schemes.

Local authorities have a duty to consider the needs of all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians, when managing their road networks. In making changes they should consider the needs of all users, including vulnerable pedestrians such as elderly people and those with mobility issues or visual impairments.

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