This document sets out the principals, guidance and standards for designing to reduce barriers to cycling, in order to support road safety targets and increased levels of cycling in London. It is aimed not just at designers of cycle route schemes, but at all designers of infrastructure that cyclists will use or that will affect cyclists.

Glossary of acronyms and other terms (PDF 416Kb)

Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 2.6Mb)
Policy context, network key concepts.

Chapter 2 - Procedures (PDF 2.9Mb)
Process involved in taking a scheme from conception to implementation

Chapter 3 - Links (plain) (PDF 2.4Mb)
Options for motorised vehicle speed control and traffic management on 'plain links' i.e. links without special facilities for cyclists

Chapter 4 - Links (cycle facilities) (PDF 2.5Mb)
Information on the options for links including on-carriageway lanes, off-carriageway tracks and shared use situations within the highway boundary, green cycle corridors, rights of way outside the highway boundary.

Chapter 5 - Junctions and Crossings (PDF 2.6Mb)
Options at priority junctions, signalised junctions and roundabouts and informal and formal crossings.

Chapter 6 - Signs and Markings (PDF 2.6Mb)
Statutory and informatory signing and markings

Chapter 7 - Construction including surfacing (PDF 2.3Mb)
General construction details and workmanship, including surfacing, colour, drainage, lighting etc.

Chapter 8 - Cycle Parking (PDF 2.4Mb)
Guidance on cycle parking within the highway boundary

Appendix A - References and bibliography (PDF 791Kb)

Appendix B - Liaison with TfL Signals Section (PDF 858Kb)

Appendix C - Typical Detail Drawings (PDF 4.7Mb)