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Highway Code changes put pedestrians top of hierarchy

Active Travel

by Mark Moran
10 August 2021
Highway Code revision set to complement the Gear Change cycling and walking strategy
Highway Code revision set to complement the Gear Change cycling and walking strategy

 

Changes to the Highway Code will include placing pedestrians at the top of a new “road user hierarchy”, the DfT has announced. The revisions to road user hierarchy were unveiled by transport secretary Grant Shapps alongside a commitment to increase the cycling and walking budget announced at the Spending Review to £338m.

The infrastructure upgrades, changes to The Highway Code and new requirements to ensure that active travel schemes’ effects are properly assessed are...

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