Design Guides

There are a variety of Design Guides for cycle facilities available.

Cycling by Design was published by Transport Scotland in 2010,  and updated it in 2011. This is the guide that, according to Glasgow’s Strategic Plan for Cycling 2015 – 2025, Glasgow City Council refer to. We believe it needs improved, and that it’s minimum standards are not fit for purpose.

Handbook for Cycle-friendly Design published by Sustrans in 2014.

London Cycling Design Standards published by Transport for London in 2014.

The Crow Manual is the quintessential design manual used in the Netherlands.

Making Space for Cycling was written by the Cambridge Cycle Campaign as a guide for designers of new developments and street renewals from a cycling perspective.

Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide. is another one we have been made aware of from the US Federal Highways.

Designing for Cycle Traffic – International Principles and Practice is an essential read for traffic designers that we recently reviewed in our blog.

Safety at Streetworks and Roadworks – A Code of Practice is the document the council issue to works contractors. It has only one page devoted to consideration for cyclists so we have suggested they also issue the TfL Appendix on Cyclists at Roadworks from their London Cycling Design Standards.

The Traffic Signs Manual published by the Department of Transport covers cycle facilities in chapter 3, starting on page 146.

The Highway Code gives instruction and guidance for cycling.