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Pedestrian Crossings

Volume 471: debated on Monday 28 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the PV squared formula is the recommended method for establishing whether a pedestrian crossing is required on a particular stretch of road. (182694)

There is no such criterion in the Department’s current guidance. PV2 was superseded in 1995 by a decision framework approach in Local Transport Note 1/95, The Assessment of Pedestrian Crossings. The current guidance lists a number of parameters to be considered including the number of vehicles, speed of approach, number of pedestrians, proximity of schools, and stations. Using these in a decision framework enables local authorities to compare alternative solutions and make an objective decision as to whether a crossing is needed and which type is most suitable.