1.7 Integration and Segregation

Integrated Cycling is cycling with the general traffic, with or without marked cycle lanes.

Segregated Cycling is cycling on dedicated cycle tracks or cycle ways that are separated from the general traffic by a physical barrier.

This section considers how the appropriate cycle facility (mixed, lane, track) on cycle links might be chosen using the Guidance Graph.

The choice will be influenced by:

  • The overall vision for the route itself and the surrounding area in the context of delivering sustainable travel patterns
  • Principles of Sustainable Safety
  • The target Quality of Service

Along a cycle route, there may be different options chosen for different links. Junctions are primarily designed as integrated facilities unless there are special circumstances, e.g. specific left hand turn issues, HGV movements, etc.