BICYCLE PLANNING AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. THE LONDON EXPERIENCE

Bicycle use and bicycle planning in London are examined. The main thesis is that the level of use is now extremely low, at about 2% of all journeys, and that one factor which has contributed to the decline of bicycle use is the activity of transport planners and highway engineers. If this decline is to be halted, this will depend on numerous small and inexpensive works on and off the highway. Recommendations are given for bicycle use in London. A programme of bicycle-orientated improvements to the road network should be started, consisting of : (1) positive signing of existing cycle facilities, combined with protection of existing bicycle facilities, where appropriate, from abuse by other motor vehicles; (2) ensuring that bicycle movement is facilitated, or at least, not discouraged, through existing, or newly created environmental areas. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Pedestrian Assoc

    Passage 61 III
    S-Gravenhage,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Trevelyan, P
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM