A new guide to building cycle facilities has been published by the government. Cycle Infrastructure Design attempts to bring together example of best practice and advice on the subject from the Department for Transport and the Scottish and Welsh Assemblies.
According to the blurb: “This design guide brings together and updates guidance previously available in a number of draft Local Transport Notes and other documents. Although its focus is the design of cycle infrastructure, parts of its advice are equally appropriate to improving conditions for pedestrians. By bringing together relevant advice in a single document, this guide will make it easier for local authorities to decide what special provision, if any, is required to encourage more people to cycle.”
Contents of the guide include:
The guide is primarily aimed at local authorities and sounds like just the sort of thing every highways department should have. The hard back copy costs £29 and is available from the TSO or Amazon (but you'd better hurry the latter only has one copy), or you can download it as a pdf from the Department for Transport website.