Urban motorcycle design handbook

Motorcyclists are a unique road user group with specific characteristics. Motorcycles are very manoeuvrable, but their distinctive grip and balance requirements in combination with a range of other factors mean that they are at a higher risk of being involved in a collision. This Urban Motorcycle Design Handbook sets out the key highway design requirements for motorcycle safety in London and has been developed with valuable input from stakeholder groups. Using this Handbook will lead to a better understanding of how road and traffic conditions affect motorcyclists and how risks can be reduced and hazards minimised for this vulnerable road user group. The key design issues for motorcyclists are: 1) Factors affecting grip; 2) Issues around visibility; 3) Road-side features; 4) Traffic calming; 5) Filtering. The aim of this handbook is to enhance understanding of the issues for all concerned with the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of London’s streets or with any schemes that affect the highway. It is part of TfL’s programme to cut casualties and is intended to complement other guides to best practice including the Institute of Highway Engineers Guidelines for Motorcycling.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01643837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 21 2017 9:29AM