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In October 2008, the Government published new guidance on Cycle Infrastructure Design (CID) as Local Transport Note 2/08. Before referring to it, though, please read CTC's guide to it (link above).
This is official design guidance for practitioners in Scotland.
Guidance from Transport for London.
This is an excellent resource, especially the design checklists.
Manual for Streets 1 (DfT 2007) offers guidance on how to reduce the impact of vehicles on residential streets and gives a high priority to the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and users of public transport.
Manual for Streets 2 (CIHT 2010) sets out the wider application for the principles outlined in MfS 1
These set out the Government’s guidance on many traffic and road layout issues. Some are quite old, but still useful.
Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB)
This is the Highways Agency's guidance (England), the most relevant sections of which are:
- The Geometric Design of Pedestrian, Cycle and Equestrian Routes, Volume 6, Section 3, Part 5 TA 90/05 (Highways Agency, 2005)
- Provision for Non-Motorised Users, Volume 5, Section 2, Part 4 TA 91/05 (Highways Agency, 2005)
- Non-Motorised User Audits, Volume 5, Section 2, Part 5 HD 42/05 (Highways Agency, 2005)