The consultation document cites several design manuals and guidelines.
These need to be enforced.
I see anecdotal evidence every day of new road schemes that do not deliver the sort of safe cycling and walking environment that these documents describe.
There is no evidence in the design of these schemes that the documents you mention have been consulted or that the designers are even aware of their existence.
Regarding road junctions with traffic lights, where a large number of people on cycles have been killed by HGVs turning left: often there is an Advanced Stop Line for use by people on cycles. I believe the only offence committed by a motor vehicle driver who obstructs this area is that of going through a red light. No statistics can be found on how common this is because it is not classed as a separate offence. When the offence is committed (with extremely high frequency in my experience) it is never punished. The ASL is there for a reason, and obstructing it affects the safety of vulnerable ro