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1.0 The Basics 1.1 Sustainable Safety 1.1.1 Functionality
1.1.2 Homogeneity
1.1.3 Legibility
1.1.4 Forgivingness
1.1.5 Self-Awareness
1.2 Five Needs of Cyclists 1.2.1 Road Safety
1.2.2 Coherence
1.2.3 Directness
1.2.4 Attractiveness
1.2.5 Comfort
1.3 Conflict and Risks 1.3.1 Identify the Potential Conflict
1.3.2 Assess the Potential Conflict
1.3.3 Address the Potential Conflict
1.3.4 Monitor the Outcome
1.4 Quality of Service
1.5 Width 1.5.1 Determining Width
1.5.2 Width Calculator
1.5.3 Tips for Additional Effective Width
1.6 Link Types
1.7 Integration and Separation 1.7.1 Integration – Cycling in Traffic
1.7.2 Segregation
1.7.3 Hierarchy of Provision
1.7.4 Guidance Graph
1.8 Right of Way
1.9 Cyclists and Pedestrians 1.9.1 Pedestrians are Unpredictable Roads Users
1.9.2 Principles of Sustainable Safety
1.9.3 Shared Facilities
1.9.4 Bridges
2.0 Legislation & Policy 2.1 Current Legislation and Guidance 2.1.1 Legislative Reference for Specific Traffic Management Measures
2.1.2 Key Legislative Points regarding Cycling
2.2 Irish Cycling Policy 2.2.1 Smarter Travel, A Sustainable Transport Future
2.2.2 National Cycle Policy Framework
2.2.3 NTA Transport Strategy for The Greater Dublin Area (2010)
2.2.4 National Spatial Strategy
2.2.5 Regional Planning Guidelines
2.2.6 A Strategy for the Development of Irish Cycle Tourism
2.2.7 Road Safety Strategy, 2007-2012
2.2.8 Policy regarding Bicycles in Quality Bus Corridors
2.3 Roads Signs and Markings
3.0 Planning for the Bicycle 3.1 What is a Cycle Network
3.2 Components of a Network 3.2.1 Three Level Urban Network
3.2.2 Connections to National Cycle Routs and Green Routes
3.2.3 Local Streets
3.3 Networks and Quality of Service 3.3.1 Network Planning and the Needs of Cyclists
3.3.2 Network Planning and Importance of Directness
3.3.3 Quality of Service Map
3.4 Seven Steps to Planning a Network Step 1: Inventory of Existing Cycling Regime
Step 2: Understanding Trip Demand and the Potential for Cycling Trips
Step 3: Trip Assignment to the Network
Step 4: Trip Forecast
Step 5: Urban and Transport Planning
Step 6: Prioritising Improvements
Step 7: Programme, Consultation, Budgets
4.0 Designing for the Bicycle 4.1 Tips for A Good Design 4.1.1 Ride the Route
4.1.2 Sense Check
4.1.3 Design Envelope – Clear Design Objectives and Constraints
4.1.4 Cycle Design Integrated in Traffic Planning
4.1.5 The Need to Confer Advantage on the Bicycle
4.1.6 Design – a combination of elements to deliver QOS
4.2 Links Introduction 4.2.1 Choice of Link Type
4.3 Link Types 4.3.1 Mixed/Shared Street
4.3.2 Standard Cycle Lanes Mandatory Cycle Lane Advisory Cycle Lane Raised Cycle Lane
4.3.3 Cycling in and Beside Bus Lanes
4.3.4 Standard Cycle Tracks
4.3.5 Contra-Flow Cycle Lanes and Tracks
4.3.6 Cycle Trails
4.3.7 Cycle Ways
4.4 Junction Introduction 4.4.1 Cycling Principles at Junctions Critical Cycling Issues at Junctions Principles of Sustainable Safety Understanding Bicycle Operation at Junctions Meeting the Cyclist’s Need Junction Capacity and Cycling
4.4.2 ASLs – Advance Stacking Locations
4.4.3 Weaving Cyclists
4.4.4 Junction Approaches
4.5 Left Turns 4.5.1 Re-Establishing Cyclist Position On-Road
4.5.2 Designing for Opposing Traffic Turning Right
4.5.3 Left-hand Pockets and Dedicated Left-turning Lanes
4.5.4 Late Release Left Hand Turns
4.5.5 Left turning Large Vehicles
4.5.6 Existing Left Pockets
4.6 Right Turns 4.6.1 Single Lane Approaches
4.6.2 Multi-Lane Approaches to Junctions
4.6.3 Box Turns or “Stay Left-To-Go-Right”
4.6.4 Jug Turns
4.6.5 Utilising the All Pedestrian Stage
4.7 Crossings 4.7.1 Uncontrolled Crossings
4.7.2 Controlled Crossings
4.8 Roundabouts 4.8.1 Cycle Friendly Roundabouts
4.8.2 Integration or Segregation and Roundabout Capacity
4.8.3 Geometry and Urban Roundabouts
4.8.4 Types of Roundabouts Mini Roundabouts Shared Roundabouts Segregated Cycle Track on Roundabouts Fully Segregated Roundabouts Multi-Lane Roundabouts
4.8.5 Improving Existing Roundabouts
4.8.6 Signage and Markings
4.8.7 Overrun Areas
4.9 Side Roads and T Junctions 4.9.1 General Arrangement of Side Roads Single Lane Side Roads Only Set Back Stop and Yield Lines Tight Kerb Radius Cycle Facility on Side Roads
4.9.2 Examples of Side Road
4.10 Transitions 4.10.1 Principles of Sustainable Safety
Vertical Transitions
4.10.3 Horizontal Transitions
4.10.4 Combination Transitions
4.11 Design and Construction Flowchart
5.0 Getting the Detail Right 5.1 Bus Stops 5.1.1 Traffic Management Guidelines
5.1.2 Disability Act, 2005
5.1.3 Conflicts
5.1.4 Design Checklist
5.1.5 Design Options for Bus Stops In Line Bus Stops Island Bus Stops Bus Stop Using Kneeling Bus Facility
5.2 Drainage 5.2.1 Overview of Drainage for Cycling
5.2.2 Design Objective
5.2.3 Key Issues to be Considered Choice of Cycle Facility Pavement and Surface Construction Ironmongery Surface Geometry Road Markings and Coloured Surfacing Segregated Cycle Facilities and Independent Drainage Impacts of Hard Surfaces on Drainage Infrastructure Unbound Surfaces
5.3 Cycling and Public Lighting 5.3.1 Deisgn Objectives
5.3.2 Codes of Practice and Reference Guidelines
5.3.2 Key Issues to be Considered Road/Street Category Design Speed of Cyclists Locating Lighting Columns Strength and Uniformity of Lighting Dependence on Carriageway Lighting Lighting and Safety at Isolated Locations
5.4 Entrances and Driveways 5.4.1 Design Principles
5.4.2 Main Design Elements
5.4.3 Short Ramps
5.4.4 Frequent Entrances
5.5 Bicycle Parking 5.5.1 Strategic Approach to Bicycle Parking
5.5.2 The Need for Different Cycle Parking Solutions
5.5.3 Balancing Convenience, Cost and Quality
5.5.4 Location Specific Characteristics
5.5.5 Developing and Implementing a Local Bicycle Parking Plan
On-street Parking as a Central Element in a Cycle Parking Plan
5.5.7 How much parking – Cycle Parking Guidance
5.5.8 Basic Requirements of Bicycle Parking Facilities
5.5.9 Choosing an Appropriate Design of Rack or Stand
5.5.10 Cycle Parking Area
5.5.11 More Information
  5.6 Surface Construction Details Cycle Lane Construction
    (A) Typical Cycle Track using HRA Surfacing
    (B) Typical Cycle Track using Red Epoxy Resin or Thermoplastic Surfacing material
    Typical Cycle Track
6.0 Maintenance 6.1 Principles 6.1.1 Principles of Sustainable Safety: Functionality
Meeting Cyclist’s Needs
6.1.3 Maintenance Oriented Design – Designing out the Problem
6.1.4 Common Design Problems
6.2 Preventative Maintenance 6.2.1 Basic Maintenace Programme
6.2.2 Preventative Programmes Inspection Logging Risk Management and Resource Allocation
6.3 Common Maintenance Issues Affecting Cyclists 6.3.1 Autumn Leaves
6.3.2 Broken Glass
6.3.3 Debris
6.3.4 Rutting and Joint Maintenance
6.3.5 Defective and Uneven Surfaces
6.3.6 Ironmongery
6.3.7 Ponding
6.3.8 Roots and Weeds
6.3.9 Wear and Tear Markings and Linings
6.3.10 Lighting
7.0 Tools and Checklists 7.1 Mixed or Separated
7.2 Width Calculator
7.3 Quality of Service Evaluation
7.4 Checklist: Function / Form / Usage
7.5 Six Way Check
7.6 No room for the bicycle
7.7 Design and Construction flowchart
7.8 Junction Key Design Issues and Checklist
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