Title: Walking, Cycling and Horse-Riding Assessment and Review (HD42/17 )
Organisation: Highways England, Transport Scotland & Welsh Assembly Government
Date uploaded: 20th June 2017
Date published/launched: May 2017
It forms part of the Design Manual for Road and Bridges and replaces HD 42/05 Non-Motorised User Audit and the subsequent Interim Advice Note 143/11.
The WCHAR process applies to all highway schemes where there is a potential impact on pedestrians, cyclists or equestrians on the motorway and all-purpose trunk road network,
including smart motorway schemes where alterations are being made to overbridges.
The emphasis is very much on planning for non-motorised users from the outset with a Walking, Cycling & Horse-Riding Assessment to be carried out during the options or concept stage of a highway scheme and before the commencement of preliminary design activities. This is then followed by an ongoing review during the various design stages of the highway scheme recording the design decisions relating to the provision of Walking, Cycling and Horse-Riding Facilities.
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