Cycle-friendly design

By Admin Eltis / Updated: 30 Jul 2015

Well-designed infrastructure can increase the attractiveness of cycling, as cyclists and would-be cyclists recognise that environments have been made safer and more pleasant to travel in. Understanding how to combine these two aspects with infrastructure for users of other mobility modes will go a long way to making European cities better adapted to the use of bicycles.

UK mobility charity Sustrans has published a handbook for cycle-friendly design, offering the latest best practice in design for encouraging active and sustainable travel. The handbook is a condensed version of Sustrans' comprehensive library of guidance which aims to give easy access to key information for transport professionals and practitioners; transport, health and planning decision-makers; and campaign and community groups and members of the public.

See below to download the handbook. For more information visit

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Sustrans Handbook for Cycle-Friendly Design
April 2014