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Britain’s road user hierarchy comes down from on high

Terry Hudson Whitstable Kent CT5
31 August 2018
 

Regarding the letter from Roger Davies about road user hierarchies, it is the DfT who, in the 2007 document Manual for Streets, tries to order things. Page 28 states the road hierarchy in descending order as: “pedestrians, cyclists, public transport users, specialist service vehicles (eg emergency services, waste etc), other motor traffic”.

Though not set in stone, most councils adopt this hierarchy and this explains why such institutionalised  anti-car schemes are...

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