TfL produces cycle infrastructure guide02/06/2005 News
Transport for London has produced a guide to cycle road layout design.
The publication, London Cycling Design Standards, lays out the principles, guidance and standards for design to encourage cycling in the capital. The document has been produced to assist designers on all aspects of infrastructure which cyclists will use or will affect them, not just cycle route.
It will be sent to London Boroughs, stakeholders like cycling groups, and design consultancies.
LCDS is intended to help design teams to understand the needs of cyclists, design facilities that will assist cyclists and integrate cycling into the overall transport system.
TFL said the document has been brought together using lessons from recent developments, best practice from across Europe, research and extensive consultation.
Peter Hendy, Managing Director SurfaceTransport, TfL, said: “Cycling in London is getting safer all the time and these design standards will ensure people working in road layout design know what is required to encourage cycling and to improve safety.
“This publication is the ultimate design guide for cycling. The quality of the cycling environment affects the number of people cycling in London, the design standards seek to ensure that cyclists are part of the traffic mix and to improve their status on the roads.”