NEW GUIDELINES FROM THE DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT ON SHARED USE PATHS.

posted 19 Sep 2012, 09:07 by Eli Kling

Titled "Shared Use Routes for Pedestrians and Cyclists" this new Local Transport Note [LTN] 1/12 supersedes an earlier LTN on the same subject issued in 1986. Whilst containing good advice on hybrid track requirements, it is no lightweight document, running to 65 pages. It covers all aspects of dual use paths from design principles to legal issues.

If the path widths mentioned, [unsegregated use 3m. segregated use, cycle 2m. pedestrian 2m.] were mandatory rather than advisory then many of our local routes would probably have to be closed. It will be interesting to see if local planners work to the recommendations in this new LTN.

Download from the DfT website www.dft.gov.uk/publications/ltn-01-12/shared-use-routes-for-pedestrians-and-cyclists.

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