Sustrans has developed up to date advice and guidance on the best ways to design and build routes for people to walk and cycle.
Handbook for cycle-friendly design
Our Handbook for Cycle-friendly Design offers key information, aiming to inform best practise among engineers and planners, and provides a concise and visual guide to cycle-friendly design. The detailed chapters cover the following areas:
- Principles and processes for cycle friendly design
- Network planning for cyclists
- Ensuring 'Placemaking' in design
- Designing for streets and roads
- Designing traffic free routes
- Cycle friendly junctions and crossings
- Bridges for cyclists and walkers
- Cycle rail integration
- Cycling in new developments
- Designing and installing signage on networks
- Best practice for cycle parking
- Community and stakeholder engagement for infrastructure projects
- Land, legal and planning
- Maintenance and management of walking and cycling networks
- Monitoring and evaluation of walking and cycling networks
Greenway management handbook
Wildlife conservation and improving biodiversity in parks and alongside roads is entirely possible with appropriate management.
For those who manage walking and cycling paths, bridleways, towpaths, old railways, forest roads or any other green, linear space our Greenway management handbook offers practical advice and examples of best practice.
For further information or advice, or to find out how you can work with Sustrans, email our design and construction team.