Planning for Cycling
Earlier this week MADE ran a popular workshop on Designing and Planning for Cycling as part of their Design Basics Series 2015. As cycling is one of the most sustainable modes of transport, this workshop focused on how design can be incorporated into long-term planning and aim to encourage cycling as the norm.
Presented by Phil Jones, delegates looked in detail at how to design places and infrastructure that work efficiently and safely for cycle users. The course was largely based on the comprehensive London Cycling Design Standards, plus emerging revisions to that document.
Delegates received an overview of national and local policy framework in relation to cyling, as well as an understanding on the main components that comprise the LCDS. The course looked at how cyclists use the road network; their space and movement requirements including junction layouts, crossings, lane widths and corner radii.
The morning session concentrated on the basic principles of cycling and infrastructure, the afternoon saw delegates participate in a 'walkabout' around Birmingham City Centre looking at the current cycling provisions, and also a group exercise to put knowledge learnt, into action.See Phil Jones' presentation below.