1.1 Sustainable Safety

Cycling is a vulnerable mode in traffic terms. Safety is at the heart of all good design. The designer should ensure that the Principles of Sustainable Safety have been applied to all schemes.

The principles of Sustainable Safety were developed in 1992, and in the following years in the Netherlands. They underpin all road design and the adherence to those principles has contributed to the Netherlands leading record in road safety.

This manual subscribes to the principles of Sustainable Safety and has used them in the determination of content.

There are five principles as follows: