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Cycleways and Pedestrian Areas: Horses

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 256299, tabled on 20 May 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing horses to use pedestrian and cycle paths as shared paths.

Answered on

23 May 2019

Shared use routes are designed to accommodate the movement of pedestrians and cyclists. Signs are prescribed in the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 to indicate a route shared by horses as well, and it is for local traffic authorities to determine for themselves if this is desirable or practical, taking into account the possible impacts on each road user group.

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