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Thursday, 4 April 2019 - Brussels Provisional edition

Road infrastructure safety management (A8-0008/2019 - Daniela Aiuto)

  Rupert Matthews (ECR). – Mr President, tomorrow is Walk to Work Day. This morning I walked to work; tomorrow I will walk to work. Walking is one of the great pleasures for the human race. Not only is it enjoyable, but it keeps us fit, keeps us active, and keeps disease at bay. And yet, all too often in new developments – and particularly with road infrastructure – the needs of pedestrians are ignored.

I was absolutely delighted to be able to vote for this report, not only because it takes into account the needs of pedestrians, but also because it recognises that this is an area where the individual Member States should be taking a lead. We should not be making everything the same; we need to take account of local conditions and local preferences. So on both those counts, I’m delighted to support this, and I’m looking forward to our roads and highway infrastructure being a lot more pedestrian-friendly than they have been in the past.

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