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Shared Spaces

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL4749, tabled on 16 January 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will respond to the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation review into shared space; if so, when; and whether they will take steps to implement the recommendations of the review.

Answered on

30 January 2018

The Government is clear that the needs of the whole community, including disabled people, must be considered by councils looking to introduce any public realm scheme, including shared space.

We are grateful for the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation’s report and for their work on this subject. The report makes recommendations for further work, including on guidance. We will consider those recommendations, and set out how we will take them forward in due course.

The report recommends updating Inclusive Mobility and the Guidance on the Use of Tactile Paving. The Department for Transport recently let a research contract to establish the scope of this revision. We anticipate this initial phase to be completed by the end of June.