§ Mr. Tipping
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to review departmental advice note TA 52/87, "Design Considerations for Pelican and Zebra Crossings" to relax the minimum PV2 value necessary for the installation of a pelican crossing.
§ Mr. Norris
The numerical PV-squared criterion is purely advisory and highway authorities are free to decide whether to install pedestrian crossings on the roads for which they are responsible. The advice note emphasises the importance of taking local features into account in reaching a decision. The note is under review and we expect to replace it shortly with advice based on an examination of local factors and not relying on the numerical criterion.