Home Menu Search

Government unveils new road safety measures

27 November 2018

Story from Road Safety GB.

The action plan, published on 22nd November, takes into consideration feedback from more than 14,000 people and organisations who responded to the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review call for evidence.

Under the plan, councils will be given powers to tackle parking in cycle lanes, and encouraged to spend around 15% of their local transport infrastructure funding to boost walking and cycling.

In a further effort to increase levels of active travel, the DfT will appoint a new cycling and walking champion, to ensure new policies meet the needs of all road users.

For the full story please click here.

Related news, events and information

UK announces new measures to combat bad behaviour

22 November 2018 – A number of ground-breaking initiatives have been announced by UK DfT as part of a 2 year action plan to...

Highway Code changes

24 October 2018 – Story from Road Safety GB. The new Highway Code will highlight how to avoid the dangers of close passing a...

DfT goes on tour to hear views on cyclist and pedestrian safety

8 May 2018 – Story from Road Safety GB. In March 2018, Jesse Norman, the minister responsible for road safety, launched a...

São Paulo plans to cut traffic fatalities by half in 10 years

26 June 2019 – Story from the City Fix. Sao Paulo is planning to become the first Bazilian city to adopt a road safety plan...

New Streetspace plan will overhaul London’s streets

6 May 2020 – Transformation of London's roads to be fast-tracked, giving space to new cycle lanes and wider pavements to...

Urgent action needed to tackle deaths of pedestrians and cyclists

31 January 2020 – Press release from the European Transport Safety Council. Deaths of cyclists in the EU have fallen eight times...

Call for Evidence on Cycling and Walking Safety

9 March 2018 – A Call for Evidence on Cycling and Walking Safety has been published, in support of the ambition in the Cycling...

Consultation on final proposals for TfL’s world-first Direct Vision Standard opens today

14 January 2019 – Story from Transport for London. TfL has launched the final public consultation on its world-first Direct...

Tackling cycling safety on our roads - RoSPA conference reveals more

30 January 2014 – How to solve the problem of rising cyclist deaths at a time when the UK is experiencing a cycling revolution...