Resources and Statistics
Useful information and documents relating to cycling advocacy and infrastructure:
- Cycle Widths
Detailing estimated widths of various cycle types and some motorbikes for comparison.
- Equality Act 2010: Section 20
Summarising Section 20 of the Equality Act 2010.
Design Guides and Manuals
- DMRB CD-195 (Rev 1) – Designing for Cycle Traffic (PDF)
Section CD-195 from the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) on designing routes to accommodate cycle traffic.
- Get Britain Cycling (PDF)
Summary and recommendations from the 2013 report by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG)
- Guide to Inclusive Cycling (third edition, 2019) (PDF, External)
Guideline documentation from the inclusive cycling charity, Wheels for Wellbeing. This highlights various design considerations for infrastructure and facilities that better enable cycling by all.
- Guide to Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (PDF, External)
Guidance from Living Streets and the London Cycling Campaign on how to create low traffic neighbourhoods using modal filters, speed reductions, School Streets etc.
- Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIP) – Technical Guidance for Local Authorities (PDF)
Guidance document for local authorities that sets out a recommended approach to planning networks of walking and cycling routes that connect places that people need to get to, whether for work, education, shopping or for other reasons.
- LTN 1/20 – Cycle Infrastructure Design (PDF)
Local Transport Note from the Department for Transport on the design of cycleways.
This document replaces LTN 2/08.
- Warwickshire Design Guide (external)
Local guidance document targeting developers, providing advice for the standards to be used for the construction of new or improved highways schemes. Includes the incorporation of LTN 1/20 (see Part 2, Section 2.7)
Statistical and Survey Data and Reports
- Average Cycling Speed in the Netherlands
Cycling speed on average in the Netherlands is roughly between 9.2 to 9.8mph (14.9 to 15.8kph).
- City Dwellers Want More Urban Space
In the UK, over 81% of city residents agree that cities need to reserve more space for walking, cycling, and public transport. (YouGov, May 2020).
- Fewer casualties result from reducing speed limits from 30mph to 20mph.
Research suggests a 20% reduction in casualties are achieved by reducing road speed limits. Accident rates reduce by 6% for every 1mph reduction in average speed on low-speed urban roads.
- Highways England Budgets 2017-2019 and Cycleway Allocations
Highways England spends less than 0.5% of its annual budget on new or upgraded cycleways.
- Taxpayer Subsidy for Road Transport – Who Pays for our Roads?
Based on the article published by Bristol Cycling, “Who Pays for our Roads?“, I have calculated my own estimates (with sources) that show each taxpayer subsidises road transport to the cost of £1,400 – £3,000 (excluding climate change).
- The Netherlands Ranks Top of Waze’s Driver Satisfaction Survey (2016).
A report by traffic and navigation app Waze names The Netherlands as the most satisfying place to drive in the world. See also: Archived Waze Source Article, Green Flag blog post.
- Typical Costs of Cycling Interventions (PDF)
A 2017 report to the Department for Transport summarising typical costs of cycling interventions and the factors that affect them.
- Value of Cycling, The (PDF)
DfT/University of Birmingham review of national and international studies showing the economic value of investing in cycling infrastructure.
- Walking and Cycling Statistics, England, 2018 (PDF)
Government provided statistics showing the proportion of journeys made by foot and cycle in 2018.
- Nextbase Dashcam Safety Portal
Submit dashcam footage to the police in the event of an incident.
- School Streets Initiative
Comprehensive information on School Streets schemes including what they are, where they’re being implemented, and specific resources.
Cross-sectional street planning
The following resources are out-of-date but are included for historical reference purposes.
- LTN 2/08 – Cycle Infrastructure Design (PDF)
Local Transport Note from the Department for Transport on the design of cycleways
This document has been replaced by LTN 1/20
- LTN 1/12 – Shared Use Routes for Pedestrians and Cyclists (PDF)
Local Transport Note from the Department for Transport on the design of shared use routes.
This document has been replaced by LTN 1/20
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