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TAL 10/99 Cycling Initiatives Register

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The purpose of this leaflet is to draw attention to a new register of cycling initiatives that has been developed by consultants Oscar Faber for the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR). The Register is available on diskette, or as a download from the DETR web site.

Primary Doc. 01/06/99 Add icon
TAL 06/99 Cycle Parking - Examples of Good Practice

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Fear of cycle theft is known to be a significant deterrent to cycling. The National Cycling Strategy identified cycle security as a key issue. It sets out objectives of improving parking at major destinations, including town centres, shopping developments, educational establishments, hospitals and leisure facilities. This leaflet highlights a number of cycle parking initiatives taken by local authorities and others which appear to be good practice that others might follow. Many of the schemes covered in the leaflet resulted from the cycle challenge competition begun in 1995. The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) is always interested to know of innovative cycling schemes, including those involving cycle parking.

Primary Doc. 01/04/99 Add icon
TAL 05/99 Bikerail - Combined Journeys by Cycle and Rail

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Bikerail is a composite journey involving use of a bicycle in conjunction with the railways. It incorporates a number of distinct activities as well as the facilities and services that enable bikerail journeys to take place comfortably and reliably. Bikerail is a well-established option for commuting, residents, business and visitors in parts of the UK and much of Europe. It is relevant to authorities serving rural, urban and suburban communities. Local authorities are well placed to identify how all modes of transport should be best influenced and developed in their areas. Planning, highway and traffic authorities are catalysts for investment and, as major employers, they have a pivotal role to play. This leaflet looks at how they might develop bikerail within Local Transport Plans. It draws on the lessons of the report 'Making the Connection: bikerail - a study of transport for the future' produced under the Government's cycle challenge scheme.

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TAL 01/99 Monitoring Local Cycle Use

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The purpose of this leaflet is to offer general guidance on monitoring cycle use locally. It is based on research carried out by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) for the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR). More detailed information is contained in TRL reports "Research on monitoring cycle use" and "Guidance on monitoring local cycle use".

Primary Doc. 01/04/99 Add icon
TAL 07/98 Cycle Audit and Review

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This leaflet introduces and summarises the recently published Guidelines for Cycle Audit and Cycle Review. The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions' (DETR) welcomes the introduction of detailed guidance on the practice of carrying out Cycle Audit on new schemes, and Cycle Review on existing networks. One of the primary objectives of the National Cycling Strategy (NCS), launched in 1996 and supported by the DETR, is to encourage and enable planning and highway authorities to create a cycle-friendly infrastructure. That will help in making existing roads safer and more attractive for cycling, and supplementing them with specific cycle facilities where necessary. Specifically, the NCS recognised that a high priority was to introduce procedures to ensure that cyclists were properly considered in new highways and traffic schemes. It therefore recommended that specific procedures should be developed for use by all highway authorities.

Primary Doc. 01/09/98 Add icon
TAL 06/98 Contraflow Cycling

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This leaflet gives advice on the range of traffic environments and circumstances in which various options for permitting cycling in the contraflow direction in one-way streets may be appropriate. The advice draws together guidance in existing publications from the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) and others. It is supplemented by the results of recent research undertaken by Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) on behalf of the DETR. This is reported fully in TRL Report 358.

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TAL 11/97 Cycling to Work

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The National Cycling Strategy (NCS) published in July 1996 established a target of increasing the number of cycle journeys fourfold by 2012. The NCS highlighted the important part employers could play in encouraging cycling by improving conditions for their staff at the workplace. This leaflet gives advice and guidance to employers on the good practice that is developing in the UK. It also refers to the co-ordination role that local authorities can play in stimulating changes to make cycling an attractive means of travel to work for more people. For many people, the journey to work can be one of the easiest to transfer to a bicycle. It involves a regular journey that can be planned and requires little or nothing to carry. For those travelling longer distances, combining bike and rail can be a practical option. Many employers over-estimate the length of staff journeys, possibly because senior staff often travel further than the average employee. The 1991 National Census showed that about 66% of journeys to work are under 5 miles.

Primary Doc. 01/11/97 Add icon
TAL 09/97 Cyclists at Roundabouts: Continental Design Geometry

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10% of all reported accidents involving pedal cycles occur at roundabouts. Of that proportion, 11% involve fatal or serious injury to a cyclist. Cyclists feel especially vulnerable at large and busy roundabouts, often choosing a route to avoid such junctions or travelling by a different mode for particular journeys. This leaflet gives advice on the value of using principles of roundabout design developed in continental Europe, to improve conditions for cyclists at roundabouts in the UK. It is based on research carried out by the Transport Research Laboratory for the Driver Information and Traffic Management Division of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR). The results are described fully in TRL report 285. Advice in this leaflet should be read alongside Geometric Design of Roundabouts (Volume 6 of the UK Design Manual for Roads and Bridges).

Primary Doc. 01/10/97 Add icon
TAL 07/97 Supply and Demand for Cycle Parking

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The provision of good quality cycle parking is integral to the development of a cycle-friendly infrastructure. This leaflet offers advice for practitioners to assist in the choice of suitable locations for on - street cycle parking. It is based on research carried out by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) for the Driver Information and Traffic Management Division of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions. The results are described fully in TRL Report 276.

Primary Doc. 01/08/97 Add icon
TAL 05/96 Further Development of Advanced Stopping Lines

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This leaflet offers additional design advice based on the findings of further research into the use of Advanced Stop Lines for cyclists (ASLs). The research investigated the effect of different layouts on the turning movements and flows of both cyclists and motor vehicles. The position of the approach cycle lane, and the signal timings at the junction, were the main variables. 6 ASL sites were monitored by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), on behalf of Driver Information and Traffic Management Division, Department of Transport. The work is described in detail in TRL Project Report 181.

Primary Doc. 01/05/96 Add icon
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