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  Segregated cycle facilities information - Search.com
Segregated cycle facilities may consist of a separate road, track, path or lane that is designated for use by cyclists and from which motorised traffic is generally excluded.
Cycle facilities sceptics go further and argue that there is no point funding new cycle facilities unless there is a simultaneous commitment of increased funds to maintenance and sweeping afterwards.
Cycle lanes on a roundabout in Newbury, Berkshire.
www.search.com /reference/Bicycle_paths   (3995 words)

  Segregated cycle facilities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Segregated cycle facilities may consist of a separate road, track, path or lane that is designated for use by cyclists and from which motorised traffic is generally excluded.
The use of segregated cycle facilities is a central dogma of many organisations associated with the environmental movement.
Cycle lanes on a roundabout in Newbury, Berkshire.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cycleway   (4155 words)

 Roundabout - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roundabouts are statistically safer than both traffic circles and traditional intersections, though they do not cope as well with the traffic on motorways or similar fast roads.
Roundabouts are safer than both traffic circles and traditional intersections—having 40% fewer vehicle collisions, 80% fewer injuries and 90% fewer serious injuries and fatalities (according to a study of a sampling of roundabouts in the United States, compared with the intersections they replaced).
The roundabout is situated on the N25 southern ring road dual carriageway, at the intersection with a dual-carriageway to the city centre, a road to Bishopstown, and the airport or Kinsale road.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Roundabouts   (3835 words)

 Limerick City Cycle Network Strategy - 6.Cycle Route Design   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cycle Track is defined in the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations as meaning part of a roadway, which is reserved for the use of pedal cycles and from which all mechanically propelled vehicles other than mechanically propelled wheel chairs, are prohibited or restricted from entering.
Cycle Tracks may be located on the roadway (referred to as on-road cycle track or cycle lane) or segregated from roadway by kerb, grass verge, etc (referred to as segregated cycle track).
Cycle way is defined in Section 68 of the Roads Act 1993 as a public lane reserved for the exclusive use of pedal cyclists on pedal cyclists and pedestrians.
www.limerickcity.ie /services/roads/rt_cycle_6.html   (569 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Segregated cycle facilities
Accordingly, a mass programme of cycle track/cycle path construction was implemented see Expansion of motorised traffic In addition, new laws were imposed to force cyclists to use segregated cycle paths.
However, monetary investments in the road and public transport networks during the same period were many times that spent on cycle provisions in the same period, and car use did increase by 49% in the same period without a reduction in cycle use.
In the UK, a ten year study of the effect of cycle facilities in eight UK towns and cities found no correlation between those facilities and trip diversion from other transport modes to cycling.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Segregated_cycle_facilities   (3751 words)

 Cambridge Cycling Campaign » Manifesto for Cycling Provision
When cycle facilities are to be provided, we believe it is more effective to spend a given quantity of money on a smaller number of high-quality schemes rather than on a larger number of lower-quality schemes.
Where cycle tracks are provided alongside roads, the cyclists using them should have the same (or greater) priority at junctions with side roads as is enjoyed by traffic using the main carriageway.
Cycle lanes on the carriageway (as opposed to tracks) should simply continue straight across a junction with a side road, to emphasize their existing priority over side roads.
www.camcycle.org.uk /about/manifesto   (1609 words)

 Cyclists and Roundabouts
Large roundabouts (up to 70 m in diameter) are most feared by cyclists but the statistical evidence is not available to show the nature of the relationship between the type and occurrence of accidents and roundabout size.
Roundabouts affect the safety, enjoyment and route choice of cyclists with 28% of cyclists reporting having avoided using a route because it involved using a roundabout.
In addition, as traffic speeds on roundabouts tend to be high their capacity may be surprisingly low as vehicles cannot risk entering the roundabout until a large gap in the traffic appears.
www.thebikezone.org.uk /thebikezone/campaigning/roundabouts.html   (4645 words)

 Roundabout Safety Comes to America pg 1, Autumn 1995, Public Roads
The physical configuration of a modern roundabout, with a deflected entry and yield-at-entry, forces a driver to reduce speed during the approach, entry, and movement within the roundabout.
At this roundabout in England, in the year before it was converted to a roundabout, there were eight serious injury accidents and two fatalities; in the year after conversion, there were no serious injury accidents.
In France, where roundabouts were installed mostly in urban areas and their suburbs including residential areas, the safety of roundabouts was generally superior to signalized intersections except where the roundabouts were large with wide entries or where there was extensive bicycle traffic.
www.tfhrc.gov /pubrds/fall95/p95a41.htm   (2885 words)

 Multilane Roundabouts: An Information Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
On multilane roundabouts of the design specified by Irish guidance manuals cyclists have an injury accident rate that is 14-16 times that of motorists.
Roundabouts represent one of the major deterrents to increased cycle use in Ireland.
Roundabouts are incompatible with modern urban adaptive traffic control systems, which manage traffic in response to changes in demand.
www.eirbyte.com /gcc/info/roundabouts.html   (1075 words)

 Cambridge Cycling Campaign » Enabling and encouraging people to cycle - John Franklin, AGM 1999
In 1956, cycles accounted for 17 per cent of total vehicle mileage, and in many towns a quarter or more of journeys were made by bike, as still is the case in Cambridge.
Narrow cycle lanes, confusing junctions, calming humps and centre islands are leading many cyclists to avoid particular roads in a way that traffic alone never did.
Cycle facilities increase fear of cycling elsewhere, and people lose the confidence to use even low-trafficked roads.
www.camcycle.org.uk /campaigning/talks/agm1999   (2046 words)

 Cycle path safety: A summary of research
Supports principle of making it compulsory for cyclists to use cycle tracks (but records minority dissent to this view in the Council), but this would be inappropriate where cycle use is high (cycle tracks can't cope with high volumes of cyclists) and sometimes at night.
In two-thirds of the cycle crashes, the cyclist was riding on a two-way cycle path counter to traffic flow or appeared somewhere he was not supposed to be.
Such facilities are not well understood by motorists and may induce careless behaviour on the part of the cyclist.
www.cyclecraft.co.uk /digest/research.html   (2446 words)

It is especially useful when roundabouts are added to streets with some steep grades on the approaches as it reduces the potential for trucks to overturn on the low side of the circle.
Since roundabout operation is not periodic, it is not possible to coordinate the operation of roundabouts on an arterial route to provide smooth progression for arterial flows.
Roundabouts impose a new form of traffic control that is not familiar to motorists in the USA, but experience has found that drivers learn quickly how to drive in a roundabout.
www.roundaboutsusa.com /design.html   (2431 words)

 SIDRA for Roundabouts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The gap-acceptance parameters used by SIDRA are empirically based, and allow for the effects of many parameters representing the roundabout geometry (this differs from old models that use constant critical gap and follow-up headways).
It treats the roundabout geometry in detail, and is the ideal tool for evaluating alternative lane arrangements and short lanes.
A further factor that cause congestion on roundabout approaches is unbalanced flows (heavy entry flow from one approach causing congestion on the next entry).
www.akcelik.com.au /SIDRA/SIDRAforRoundabouts.htm   (1610 words)

 Cycling in Strathclyde - Cycle Facilities in the UK
Sometimes you wonder whether cycle facilities are installed to encourage or discourage cycling.
This cycle parking not only is less secure than using a convenient sign-post, it's also hidden under the entrance ramp.
There used to be cycle parking stands here but the council removed them when the paving slabs were renewed and they weren't replaced for some considerable time, leaving just a fence.
www.andypreece.co.uk /cycling/facilities.php   (938 words)

When cycle facilities are to be provided, we believe it is more effective to spend a given quantity of money on a smaller number of high-quality schemes rather than on a larger number of lower-quality schemes.
Where cycle tracks are provided alongside roads, the cyclists using them should have the same (or greater) priority at junctions with side roads as is enjoyed by traffic using the main carriageway.
Cycle lanes on the carriageway (as opposed to tracks) should simply continue straight across a junction with a side road, to emphasise their existing priority over side roads.
www.yorkcyclecampaign.org.uk /manifesto.htm   (2116 words)

 Alternate Street Design, P.A.
I have been instrumental in designing and promoting roundabouts in the United States that are now enjoying favorable response from drivers, pedestrians, engineers, and safety professionals.
Roundabout Presentation: More than 850 roundabout presentations and 42 roundabout training courses have been presented to public sector agencies and commissions, political leaders, and citizens in more than 35 states.
When roundabouts are not suitable treatments, compact intersections that include low-speed, right-turn slip lanes that assist pedestrians to cross and large trucks to turn, shorter cycle times, bulb-outs, narrow lanes are preferred as the decrease delay and are more pedestrian friendly.
www.roundabouts.net /resume.html   (1048 words)

 Cheltenham Cycle Campaign
Designated cycle facilities are shown on the map as an overlay in such a way that the base information is not obscured.
If cycles can use otherwise one-way streets in both directions (through the incorporation of a contra-flow cycle lane or by an exemption to a 'plug' at one end), this is shown by a double-ended arrow.
Because narrow cycle lanes typically result in cyclists being overtaken closer and faster, with extra care needed when making most manoeuvres, these should generally result in a road being classified as requiring more experience than would otherwise be the case.
www.cyclecheltenham.org.uk /map_standard.html   (922 words)

 Road safety for cyclists - Bicycle Victoria
In towns and cities an integrated network of cycling facilities made up of bike lanes on main roads, cycle-friendly local streets and shared paths is needed, as well as rai trails in regional Victoria.
Installing facilities for bikes as part of the construction of new roads and suburbs is easier that trying to retrofit at a later date.
Roundabouts on local streets decrease safety for cyclists and pedestrians, with cyclists experiencing 15 times more crashes at roundabouts than car drivers.
www.bv.com.au /change-the-world/11475   (649 words)

 Cycling to the QMC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
There are 2 major cycle compounds; a covered outdoor area next to the new ENT block and an indoor area in the South block undercroft.
Be especially careful when leaving a cycle route, most cycle accidents happen as cyclists leave the footway.
If you are unable to avoid a roundabout or other busy junction and you are unsure about how to proceed, get off your cycle and walk across.
www.itsnottingham.info /qcycle.htm   (1272 words)

 Cycling And Your Child: Training
It may also be of use to cycle instructors who wish to get useful information to the parents of their students.
Councils across the country are in the process of adopting the National Standard Cycle Training scheme which has 3 levels ranging from basic control skills developed away from roads (like the old Proficiency Test) to advanced roadcraft.
National Standard cycle training is the best way to prepare your child for cycling to and from school.
www.personal.dundee.ac.uk /~pjclinch/cycletrain.htm   (512 words)

 Cycle Hebrides - dedicated to cycling in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
Cycle Hebrides - dedicated to cycling in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
If you would like to see a map showing where these facilities are, please click here...
If you wish to camp in the rural areas it is generally free by beaches and in the hills just be sure not to upset local crofters by always shutting gates and protecting fences.
www.cyclehebrides.com /faq   (931 words)

 Cycle notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This series of notes is designed to assist planners and engineers to provide for cycling in their local area.
A hard copy of the cycle notes can be obtained from Queensland Transport's Cycle and Pedestrian Area (CAPA) by phoning +61 7 3253 4437.
Electronic versions of each cycle note will be added as they become available.
www.transport.qld.gov.au /qt/LTASinfo.nsf/index/cycling_notes   (106 words)

 North Somerset Cycle Campaign: help & advice
Anyone will be sore when they cycle a longer distance than they are used to.
Secondly — if you cycle to work everyday, you’ll make many more dry journeys than wet ones.
Go round roundabouts as you would in a car.
www.nscycle.org.uk /help.html   (723 words)

 Street Management - Cycles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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.
Options at priority junctions, signalised junctions and roundabouts and informal and formal crossings.
www.tfl.gov.uk /cycles/company/standards.shtml   (206 words)

 Cairns Bicycle User Group - Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Be an information and support group for all cyclists of any age and mode of cycle use, be it:- commuting, sport, recreation, touring or business.
Encourage local councils and Main Roads to conduct safety audits on commuter and recreational routes; provide bicycle lanes on roads; provide Australian Standard bicycle parking and end of trip facilities; include bicycle lanes in intersection design with bicycle detection and push buttons; construct wide shared paths; and provide safe crossings etc.
CBUG is affiliated with and adheres to the policies of Bicycle Queensland and promotes the ideal of road rules for all modes of vehicles and traffic to be uniform throughout Australia.
cairnsbug.org   (619 words)

 Cycle facilities
Improved cycle parking at South West Trains' stations in Hampshire
Bikerail - combined journeys by cycle and rail
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www.dft.gov.uk /stellent/groups/dft_control/documents/contentservertemplate/dft_index.hcst?n=9288&l=3   (132 words)

 Portland Transportation
We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility.
The Office of Transportation maintains the $5.8 billion investments in infrastructure facilities from streets and structures to traffic signals and street lights.
As the State’s largest urban area, protection of our way of life requires creativity in order to balance the variety of competing uses, complexity, age and size of the transportation system.
www.portlandonline.com /transportation   (279 words)

 Mini-roundabouts - Getting them Right! - Pedestrian Safety
It has been generally assumed that pedestrians are catered for badly at mini-roundabouts and that therefore town centres need "better" pedestrian facilities.
Virtually all town and village centres have main junctions controlled by traffic signals and these often incorporate pedestrian stages, sometimes as part of a stage and sometime as a separate stage within the cycle.
Pedestrians can be given special facilities at roundabouts and there are many sites where Pelican or other formal crossings operate without serious difficulty, but it seems to be the case that the more priority pedestrians are given, the more they are put into danger.
www.mini-roundabout.com /pedestrians.htm   (488 words)

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