The benefits of traffic calming schemes to cyclists are acknowledged but a number of features identified which can prove hazardous to cyclists. These include the space left between refuges and the kerb, textured surfaces and the off-putting effect of chicanes and steep ramps. Recommendations are made which would minimise the adverse effects on cyclists. These include a) providing by-passes for cyclists, b) leaving gaps of at least 3.5m between refuges and kerbs, c) providing refuges at difficult turns, d) limiting the use of rough surfaces such as cobbles and e) providing smooth ramps to road humps. The need for complementary policies such as parking controls and cycle-friendly land use planning is emphasised. For the covering abstract see IRRD 877091.

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    Ashgate Publishing Limited

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  • Authors:
    • CLEARY, J
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00723034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-85628-594-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM