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Equestrians cyclists and pedestrians on Highways England's Network

9 Feb 2017

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Cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians on Highways England’s Network 

The British Horse Society represented equestrians in a report ensuring safe crossings on the Strategic Road Network (SRN) managed by Highways England.

The report describes the issues identified for each mode of travel, along with examples of the types of problems experienced on major ‘A’ roads, classed as the Strategic Road Network (SRN) managed by Highways England. 

Transport Focus highlight a number of themes that are common to all three types of user. Transport Focus then make a number of recommendations and will now work with Highways England and the Department for Transport to ensure that these issues are fully considered in future investment decisions. 

 The objectives of this study were to:

  • Understand the key issues and barriers that cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians face when using or interacting with the Highways England network
  • Understand themes that are common to cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians
  • Make a series of recommendations about how Highways England and the Department for Transport could more effectively address their needs 

Between now and 2020, the Government has said it will invest substantial sums in improving the SRN, with plans already underway. It’s the first year Transport Focus has created the document, which you can read here.

 

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