HC Deb 21 February 1968 vol 759 c125W
49. Mr. Marks

asked the Minister of Transport what are the minimum requirements for pedestrian and vehicular traffic for the establishment of zebra crossings.

Mr. Carmichael

Our present policy is to agree to crossings only where there is both a sufficient volume of traffic, at least during peak hours, to cause real difficulty for pedestrians, and enough pedestrians to keep the crossing in regular use during the heavily trafficked periods. But we are now reviewing the criteria for pedestrian crossings of different kinds, as a whole, so that we can give local authorities the fullest possible guidance when we delegate to them responsibility for siting pedestrian crossings on their own roads.

We hope to give this responsibility to local authorities within the next month or so.