3.4 Seven Steps to planning a Network

For larger towns and cities, it is important that detailed analysis is used in network planning so that subsequent cycling investment is justified. For smaller towns, there may be insufficient scope for detailed analysis and route options may be limited in any case.

There are 7 steps to planning, budgeting and programming a cycle network. The appropriate level of input at each step will be determined by the amount of data available, the scope for improvements and the scale of investment proposed.