Giving Cyclists the Green Light: Prioritising Cycles at Traffic Signals

In recent years, cycling has risen in the political agenda in recognition of its potential to contribute to a range of non-transport as well as transport objectives, notably health and climate change. National U.K. policy is moving towards a more pro-active encouragement and enabling of more people to cycle rather than simply accommodating existing levels of cycling. Comparison with other European countries and examination of national travel statistics indicate a substantial potential to increase cycle use in the United Kingdom. However, very often traffic and highway schemes, including signals, focus on the needs of motor vehicles with little attention paid to cyclists. This paper summarizes a range of good practice examples and encourages signal engineers to think creatively to provide cyclists with what they need at traffic signals. It then considers how this might develop further in the future.


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  • Accession Number: 01150867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 4 2010 5:21PM