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Think Cycling: A Guide for Local Authorities

This short guide demonstrates how to make effective, low-cost investment in cycling and includes a series of good practice case studies.


Fri 23rd Dec 2011

Bicycle parking manual

The Danish Cyclists Federation published their Bicycle Parking Manual in 2008. This comprehensive reference is divided into three main parts:guidelines and recommendations; manual; and inspiration and useful examples.


Wed 14th Dec 2011

Guide to Road Design
Part 4B: Roundabouts

The Guide to Road Design – Part 4B: Roundabouts provides road designers and other practitioners with guidance on the geometric design of roundabouts.  However, the guide generally contains only advice that is specific to the design of roundabouts and should therefore be used in conjunction with other parts of the Guide to Road Design that relate to the design of intersections.


Fri 25th Nov 2011

Cycle Trail Design Guide and Grading Guide

The Design Guide draws on a wealth of trail design and construction techniques from New Zealand and around the world. The Grading Guidelines are designed to apply consistent gradings to New Zealand Cycle Trails.


Thu 15th Sep 2011

Guide to Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Trail Bridges

This report explores the benefits and challenges encountered with the use of lightweight, low-maintenance, easily constructed fiber-reinforced polymer trail bridges.


Wed 31st Aug 2011

Cycling By Design

Cycling by Design is published by Transport Scotland for use by practitioners throughout Scotland. The primary focus of the document is the establishment of guidance to ensure consistent and appropriate design. 


Fri 22nd Jul 2011

Cycling Aspects of Austroads Guides

This report, published in March 2011, contains key information that relates to the planning, design and traffic management of cycling facilities and is sourced from Austroads Guides, primarily the Guide to Road Design, the Guide to Traffic Management and the Guide to Road Safety.  The document is intended as a guide for engineers, planners and designers involved in the planning, design and construction of cycling facilities. It consolidates and summarises the information in current Austroads Guides so that the information on bicycle facilities is readily available for people with a particular interest in the topic. Throughout the document practitioners are referred to relevant Austroads Guides for additional information.

 The report provides:

  • an overview of planning and traffic management considerations and cross-references to other Guides and texts for further detailed information
  • a summary of design guidance and criteria relating to on-road and off-road bicycle facilities together with a high level of cross-referencing to the relevant Austroads Guides for further information
  • information and cross-references on: the provision for cyclists at structures; traffic control devices; construction and maintenance considerations; and end of trip facilities.

Sat 12th Mar 2011

NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide

The NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide aims to provide cities with state-of-the-practice solutions that can help create complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for bicyclists. The intent of the Guide is to offer substantive guidance for cities seeking to improve bicycle transportation.


Fri 11th Mar 2011

Mid-block Shared-Use Path Crossings of Multi-lane Roadways

Avoiding vehicular interaction is a major challenge in urban environments where shared-use paths intersect the roadway network on a regular basis. This brief overview of treatments, published by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in 2011, is intended as an introduction for both planners and community members.


Thu 10th Feb 2011

Guide to Road Design
Part 3: Geometric Design

The Guide to Road Design – Part 3: Geometric Design contains guidance that provides road designers and other practitioners with information that is common to the geometric design of road alignments. Road designers have to consider many factors and disciplines that may affect, or be affected by, the design of roads and intersections. Part 3 covers topics that are common to geometric design such as operating speed, sight distance, horizontal and vertical geometry, including the coordination of those two elements and consideration of cross-section element.


Wed 15th Dec 2010