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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

Pevensey cyclists celebrate as lorries barred from country lane
Rickney Lane, East Sussex
Cycling UK action results in regular HGV movements blocked on national cycle network and walking route.
How to make a 'tube map' cycle network
The Bath cycle tube map
Want to help your council plan for cycling? Make a tube map that illustrates the quality of your current cycle network and use it to ask for better facilities
Worst of the worst … your shocking cycle lane stories
Barriers across High Wycombe cycle lane
A big thank you to all those who sent in contributions following our appeal for examples of shocking cycle lanes – the standard of entries really was appalling!
Space for Cycling guide for local decision makers published by Cycling UK
Cycling UK's Chief Exec Paul Tuohy, Green GLA Member and Islington Councillor, C
Cycling UK has updated its Space for Cycling guide for local decision makers. The guide clearly sets out the many benefits that Space for Cycling can bring to communities and gives practical steps...
 
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