4.3 Link Types

There are several types of link options available to the designer. The purpose of this section is simply to summarise the basic characteristics and principal design considerations of each option.

It is important this section is read in conjunction with the other advice offered in this manual. The appropriate link option will be primarily guided by the advice on Segregation and Integration.

In most cases, regardless of the choice of link option, the cyclist will be brought through junctions integrated with the traffic using transitions if required. The reason for this is that the alternative gives rise to significant cycling-pedestrian conflicts which are currently inappropriate to Irish urban town centres.