Richard Burden – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Richard Burden on 2014-06-04.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made in reviewing the adequacy of the amount of time allowed for pedestrians to use pedestrian crossings including those crossings out of the scope of the consultation on the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions.

Mr Robert Goodwill

Local councils are responsible for setting pedestrian crossing timings with reference to the Department for Transport’s guidance walking speed of 1.2 metres per second.

The Department is conducting a review of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions, which includes all pedestrian crossing types, and once that is complete will consider the need to update the guidance.