Decision details

Notice of Motion - Safer Passage Signage

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment) responding to the Notice of Motion, presented at the last meeting of Council, concerning the safety of cyclists on the roads within the Borough.




1.  That support for the SEAT project and any successor DfT funded project is continued and to encourage and champion sustainable transport within all appropriate engineering project designs, following the principles set out in the Highway Code:


a.  Rule 163 states, “give motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car”.


b.  Rules 59 and 60 place an onus on cyclists to wear appropriate light and reflective clothing and to use lights at night. Both these messages are conveyed by the Forward Motion and Road Safety teams as well as advising cyclists how to position themselves on the road.


2.  That the use of variable message signs to regularly remind all road users of the Highway Code obligation to be aware of each other’s presence and share the road responsibly, be approved.


Reasons for Decisions


To respond to the Notice of Motion


Other Options


The decision in 2 above covers the use of the electronic signage system to encourage safe driving by all vehicles. The installation of additional signage is not recommended as this can often be distracting or confusing for drivers, putting cyclists at additional risk.


Note: This is an Executive Function

Referred direct to Place Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Woodley


Publication date: 05/02/2020

Date of decision: 16/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 16/01/2020 - Cabinet

Accompanying Documents:


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