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Designed for Cycling

Introduction

Cycle lane
Cycle lane
The planning and layout of roads, streets and dedicated cycling facilities make a material difference to how safe and welcome people who cycle - or want to cycle - feel. The right design option, with complementary safety measures (e.g. 20mph limits) and good maintenance, is crucial.

There are many ways to make sure that the highway network caters well for cycling; physical infrastructure and how traffic is managed make one of the most obvious differences. 

Whether a feature's there for all users (e.g. a roundabout, signalised junction etc), or implemented especially for cyclists (e.g. two-way cycling in one-way streets, advanced stop line, off-road cycle path, segregated cycle track etc), its planning, design and construction needs to be of a high standard, appropriate for the local circumstances and useable by cyclists and would-be cyclists of all ages and abilities.

This in turn means ensuring that planners and engineers have the guidance, training, procedures and, crucially, the understanding of how best to make good provision for cycling.

It is equally important to ensure that roads and off-road routes are properly inspected and maintained, so that potholes, defects, obstructions and other hazards do not put cyclists at risk.

CTC's Benchmarking Project - best practice in providing for cycling

From 2000-2008, CTC's Benchmarking project brought local authorities together to exchange experience and, as a result, a library of best practice case studies and images was published. These have been preserved in their original form by the British Library's Web Archive and remain a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in providing well for cycling.

Latest News

Transport for London Cycle Route Study
Cycle Route Survey
Help Transport for London with its current study of cycle routes by taking part in a survey, and or by mapping your routes with a handy app to create better cycle networks in the future.
Prime Minister meets with MPs to talk cycle safety
Prime Minister meets the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (photo: APPCG)
David Cameron met with members of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) to discuss cycle safety.
Minister confirms go-ahead for Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy
Cycling and Walking Minister, Robert Goodwill, MP
Transport Minister Robert Goodwill today confirmed that he has given instructions to progress towards formal 'Commencement' of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, paving the way...
Political parties quizzed on their cycling commitments
John Humphrys chairing The Big Cycling Debate
The Big Cycling Debate yesterday [2 March] proved a useful opportunity to press the three main parties on what they would do to Get Britain Cycling - and crucially, how much they are prepared to...

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