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Posts on Cycleways (+ see introduction to cycleways)

London Cycle Action Plan TfL: a review

The Guardian is too kind when it says the London Cycle Action Plan is ‘bold but has a major flaw’. It has many major flaws. But before looking at them let’s note the document’s good points: It acknowledges that London’s

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Four step model for bicycle network infrastructure planning

 Traditional four step models provide a rational framework for transport forecasting (see Wiki). The 4 steps are trip generation, trip distribution, mode choice and route assignment. It is a predictive model and was often used to ‘predict and provide‘

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16 Principles for Cycleway Network Planning

London is a great place to learn about planning cycle infrastructure Because it has made many mistakes and because of its recent success. It has learned what to do and what not to do. Drawn from London’s 84 years of

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How to integrate cycling with urban design: Copenhagenize

Copenhagenize: The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism by Mikael Colville-Andersen, Island Press, 2018, review by Tom Turner The great strength of this book is its focus on bicycle planning being an aspect of urban design. Illustrations support this point: the

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Planning a Mass Rapid Transit Cycle Network

The points in this post are illustrated in a short eBook on planning a Mass rapid transit cycleway network for London. It is available for free download at medium resolution (please contact us if you would like a high-res copy).

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Bicycle network planning and design: in Edinburgh, Cambridge and London

Bicycle network planning should be based on: the principles of transport planning the principles of landscape urbanism This is because The full functionality of cycle ways, paths, lanes, routes etc is realised only when they form part of a well-planned

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Sustainable Mass Rapid Transit by light rail, bus and bicycle: a comparison

‘Rapid transit system’ is a term used for rail, bus and cycle networks. For trips up to 5 miles (8 km) cycle networks transport more people in less time than rail or bus networks. eBikes operated on cycle networks further

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66.7% of cyclist fatalities in 2018 on TfL’s LCN London Cycle Network

In 2018, so far, nine cyclists have been killed in London and two thirds of these deaths were on routes signposted by Transport for London (TfL) as cycle routes. London has 9,215 miles of road and the London Cycle Network (LCN+) 

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Four truths about London cycling

 1. Cycling in London is unsafe. Everybody knows this. London has 3.6 times as many accidents/1000 cyclist commuters as Copenhagen. 2. The  London Cycle Network did almost nothing for the safety of London cyclists. I therefore look forward to its

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The TfL 2018 London Cycle Strategy is welcome but has 7 problems

  The 2018 Mayor’s Transport Strategy MTS includes a plan for a strategic cycle network. After work on  London Cycle Network Plus LCN+ stopped in 2018 TfL published plans for Superhighways and Quietways. The 2018 MTS is a development of

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