ICE - The revised Highway Code - Pathway to new side road designs?

14th June 2022 6:00 pm

The revised Highway Code published on 28 January 2022 included some subtle but important changes. It introduces a hierarchy of users with pedestrians at the top, followed by cyclists, motorcyclists, car drivers, van drivers and heavy goods vehicle drivers.

At priority (give way) junctions, drivers and riders should in future give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross a road that they are turning into or out of. This is a development of the current Rule 170, which states: “If [pedestrians] have started to cross they have priority, so give way.” When they are turning into or out of a junction or changing direction or lane drivers should also now not cut across cyclists ‘going ahead’.

Side roads have been the subject of design developments for some years, including side road entry treatments, the development of continuous footways across the mouth of the junction, and also marked priority, including zebra crossings.

The webinar will explore the changes to the Highway Code, and the developments in side road designs, and consider the implications of these two developments, in the code and designs, and how they work together for the benefit of people walking and cycling.

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