Cycle friendly junctions and crossings

Junction of a quiet road in Sidmouth

We designed a two directional designated cycle route at a junction of a quiet road in Sidmouth

Junctions and crossings for pedestrians and cyclists should provide convenient and comfortable connections with minimal delays. Junctions and crossings are an opportunity to provide accessibility and journey time advantages to cyclists and pedestrians compared to other road users.

This can be achieved by giving priority to dominant cycle movements at priority junctions and minimising delays to cycle and pedestrian turning movements in traffic signal phasing. Cyclists should receive at least the level of priority afforded to motor vehicles.


Junctions and crossings: Cycle-friendly design (draft), Sustrans Design Manual Chapter 7, 2015 (6.2MB pdf)





Our design guide offers expert guidance on:

  • Priority junctions
  • Signalised junctions
  • Roundabouts
  • Crossings
  • Interface with carriageway

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