An investigation into the economic advantages of providing a comprehensive system of urban cycle-ways in Bedford is described. The Bedford urban transportation study (1974/76) showed that nearly as many people cycled in the area as travelled by bus, and that the average journey length by cycle and car was 3.75 km. It is planned that some 39 km of cycle-way be constructed by 1991 at a cost of found0.4 million (1974 prices). Lighting, signing and nineteen signal controlled crossings are envisaged. Adequate parking facilities in the centre are to be provided. The environmental advantages, as well as reduced accidents and the potential increased daily capacity of the highway network are examined. It is claimed that an annual saving in accidents worth over found37000 could be achieved when the scheme is completed. On this basis alone, benefits are large compared with minor road improvements. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chartered Institute of Transport, England

    80 Portland Place
    London W1N 4DP,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Snelson, P
  • Publication Date: 1978-3


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00182680
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM