Welcome to the National Cycle Manual.


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Cycling is for Everyone

The “cycling offer” within urban areas must be improved to encourage more people to cycle, including those who are risk-averse.

The goal is now to “raise the bar” and to aim to provide for two-abreast cycling in a stress free and safe environment.

The National Cycle Manual

This Manual embraces the Principles of Sustainable Safety as this will offer a safe traffic environment for all road users including cyclists. It offers guidance on integrating the bike in the design of urban areas.

The Manual challenges planners and engineers to incorporate cycling within transport networks more proactively than before.