4.0 Designing for the Bicycle

It is important to design correctly for the bicycle at all levels of the network, including the strategic level, the route planning level and at design level.

Strategic Planning Level – the cycle network planning is embedded and consistent with all other plans, including the traffic management plan and the development plan. See Planning for the Bicycle.

Route Planning Level– the cycle routes are properly aligned, are wide enough, offer the appropriate QOS, and choose the optimum balance between the various modes and road functions. See The Basics and Tools and Checklists

Specific detailing advice on topics such as drainage, lighting, entrances etc is included in Getting the Detail Right.