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Minister raises hopes of cycle safety measures

Transport minister Robert Goodwill has told MPs he expects “many” cycle-friendly measures to be ushered in from the review of street signs.

The government earlier this month closed a consultation on an update to the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002.

Goodwill said during a debate in the House of Commons last night: “We expect the final regulations to include many measures developed in discussion with cycling groups, including low-level signals for cyclists, new types of crossings for pedestrians and cyclists and new designs of the advanced stop line.”

He added: “We will also trial new dedicated cycle streets, which will give councils the opportunity, by banning overtaking, to put cyclists on an equal footing with motorists on popular cycle routes.”

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