Find out what barriers are, why they're there and how you can get a restrictive barrier redesigned.
As part of this guide you'll find the many benefits of barrier removal and redesign, and the positive impact this has on making traffic-free routes more accessible for everyone.
We've answered some of your common questions around physical barriers on the Network and we've put together a step-by-step guide on how to get barriers redesigned or removed.
Find out what barriers are, the different types you might come across, and learn about the issues they create for people using the National Cycle Network.Find out more about barriers and the issues they create.
Barriers are often used to keep motor vehicles off walking and cycling routes. But they end up excluding a much wider group of people.
Find out why they're there and what the alternatives are.Read about why there are barriers on the Network.
Josh runs a free service which allows people with mobility issues to experience the joys of traffic-free routes through his trishaw rides.
When he encountered a restrictive physical barrier on the National Cycle Network on his trishaw, he was determined to find a solution to make the route accessible for all.
Getting a physical barrier redesigned on the Network is possible.
We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to assist you in your endeavours to help make traffic-free routes more accessible for everyone.
It’s important to note that each barrier redesign case is different and depending on the circumstance, not every step and recommendation in the guide will apply to the barrier(s) you’re looking at.
We've answered some of the most common questions we receive around barriers.
What are the problem with barriers? And why do we need to remove them?
Or, what is the alternative to barriers?
Linda and her son Adam love getting outside to enjoy nature in the fresh air.
But when a barrier prevented the pair from using their local stretch of the National Cycle Network, Linda got in touch with Sustrans to change this.