I think this is a step up and a step change, and worth celebrating. Even if it is aimed at just getting the basics right.
Here are the links to the new documents (avoiding the trolls on twitter!):
Long-term cycling and walking plan:
Cycle Infrastructure Design Guidance:
Highway Code Review consultation document:
Now we can focus on more important matters, including securing more funding for active travel (perhaps as a proportion of overall transport budget, and health budget), and of course increasing the pressure to reduce the £27billion currently allocated in the roads "investment" strategy up to 2025, and reducing the level of motor traffic that would be induced by the resultant increases in road capacity.
But for now, this suite of documents should be welcomed by most planners, designers, engineers, and decision makers
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