Equality Impact Assessment

Closed 19 Mar 2020

Opened 6 Feb 2020


We are subject to the general public sector equality duty set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, which requires us to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations by reference to people with protected characteristics. These are: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  As part of our decision-making process on proposals for new schemes, we consider any impacts on those with protected characteristics and the need to ensure their interests are taken into account.   

When changing the design of our streets, we closely consider the needs of all users throughout the process:   

  • We have completed an Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) at the outset of the project, to review potential impacts on groups with protected characteristics, including disabled people
  • We are carrying out public consultations, including targeted engagement with specific user groups 
  • We will continue to ensure we comply with established guidance – such as the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges - which includes detailed requirements for disabled people 

Our draft EqIA can be found below.

Equality Impact Assessment (PDF 1.79MB)


  • Richmond upon Thames


  • Anyone from any background


  • Cycling
  • Junction Improvements
  • Roads
  • Walking