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
- Interface with carriageway
Other Sustrans guidance:
- Side Road Crossings, 2011
- Cyclists' Use of Zebra Crossings, 2011
- Toucan Crossings, 2011
- Parapet Heights on Cycle Routes, 2012
- Obstacles in the Carriageway, 2012
Other external guidance:
- Department for Transport, Manual for Streets 2, Cycle Infrastructure Design and a range of Local Transport Notes
- Transport for London, Cycling Design Standards
- Cycling England, Archived guidance.