The minimum carriageway width for a shared space schemes

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salvador exposito

Dear Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,

Could you please let me know about the minimum carriageway width for a shared space
schemes especially in cases where traffic volume and speed will be low, such
as within "large housing schemes" designed as mews or cul-de-sac. Please note that the shared space will be used by vulnerable people like wheelchair user, mothers with pushchairs, disabled people, blind and/or sight impaired people.

I believe, that the designers should be considering their responsibility under the Equality Legislation when designing this type of schemes. Therefore, it is important to know which is the minimum recommended width of this type of access road.

Yours faithfully,

Salvador Exposito

MHCLG Correspondence, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

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