Vulnerable Road User Audit

A vulnerable road user audit (VRUA) is an assessment of either an existing road network, or planned changes to the road network, including footways, cycleways, bridleways, and other links. 

The intention is to identify any potential safety issues for vulnerable road users, as well as assessing overall convenience, comfort and accessibility. A VRUA should point out problems and suggest ways they can be removed, or improved. 

Further, a VRUA should ensure that a holistic approach is taken to highway network design, allowing all users to navigate it safely, and to increase VRU usage of the highway network.

A vulnerable road user audit has been a statutory requirement since 2004.