The Danish Ministry of Transport’s overall plan for promoting cycling; whilst it is not a full design guide this very useful document includes some quite detailed advice on planning and designing for cyclists.
This brief report, published every two years by the city of Copenhagen, is a fascinating insight into the vision and strategic thinking of a city that has become synonymous with cycling and style.
A useful outline of the Dutch approach to cycling. It includes some useful statistics on usage levels and case studies of selected towns and more focused initiatives. Published by the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management and Fietsberaad, the Dutch Expertise Centre for Cycling Policy.
Another Fietsberaad document, this report compares and contrasts the cycle policies of 10 successful European cities. A high level of cycle use for local trips is linked to long-term, consistent bicycle policies, incorporated into a wider policy context.
The Fietsberaad website has a good English language section, with all sorts of useful case-study examples and reports on Dutch cycle infrastructure design.
Planning cycle routes
This document, developed by the Swiss Transport Ministry, is one of the best around for planning urban commuter and leisure cycle networks, and assessing different route options. It outlines a systematic approach to route assessment, following nine simple numerical quality criteria. It is trilingual – German, French and Italian – but worth the extra effort. It can be downloaded here, along with other useful walking and cycling guidance.
Design Manual for Bicycle Traffic
Published by the Netherlands Information and Technology Centre for Transport and Infrastructure, (CROW) this is an updated version of the original masterwork "Sign up for the Bike". Still the fount of technical wisdom: order from the CROW website – product code REC25.