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Question for Department for Transport

UIN 70558, tabled on 13 April 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 8 and 28 March 2017 to Questions 65946 and 69578, if his Department will ensure that the planned revision of Local Transport Note LTN 2/08 on cycling infrastructure design helps to create the conditions in which young people, older people, women and people with disabilities are as likely to cycle as others, in accordance with its public sector equality duty.

Answered on

21 April 2017

The Department’s guidance in LTN 2/08 already highlights the need to ensure cycling facilities are inclusive, and the revision will continue to emphasise this.

Decisions on how best to provide for cyclists on local roads are matters for the local authority – not only do they have a duty to balance the needs of all road users when considering how to design and manage their road networks, but they also have a detailed understanding of their roads.

It is for them to ensure that any measures they place are fit for purpose, and to ensure that they meet the public sector equality duty.