What do you do next?

This started as a page for referring people to after I spoke, but it’s a general purpose page suggesting where you should go if you’re interested in making change where you live.

Protected Space and Priority Junctions

The most important thing to remember is that there will be no single right design for any junction or road, and most designs will involve some compromise for some users. Here’s a helpful list of what I’ve referred to for further reading and reference.

Good resources (UK):
Ranty Highwayman: http://www.therantyhighwayman.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/cs2-at-aldgate-east-just-one-junction.html

Pedestrianise London (now in NL!): http://pedestrianiselondon.tumblr.com/post/20170547370/cycleway-provision-from-the-experts

Brian Deegan: The Cycling Theory of Everything – from network planning to scheme design
– well worth listening to this talk to Camden Cyclists in full, and reading accompanying slides.

Cycling Embassy of Great Britain’s Knowledge Base – still being added to over time but with many ideas not just on what to aim for but how to counter common arguments. The occasional View From The Drawing Board series is very good on things like Exempting cyclists from TROs and Cycle Track Priority Across Side Roads

Mark Treasure’s As Easy As Riding A Bike, particularly the posts Not everything the Dutch do is transferable and They built it, and they didn’t come – the lesson of Milton Keynes

Good Resources (International):
Mark Wagenbuur’s Bicycle Dutch, especially on Junction Design. Lots of videos here too so good as a light way in to how different designs can change behaviour and culture. Not as good as going to the Netherlands, but very useful!

David Hembrow’s A View From The Cycle Path, originally a joint blog with Mark, David’s blog covers change in Assen over several years as well as making detailed comparisons with the UK and other countries. Much detail drawn from his study tours which are pretty comprehensive.

Proper Publications

Transport For London’s Cycling Research and Publications – including the London Cycling Design Standards and the International Cycling Infrastructure Best Practice Study. The study itself was introduced a year earlier in a talk which is possible to watch in full or get the gist with a storify summary of tweets. John Dales also gave a presentation on it during the 2014 Cyclenation Conference.

London Cycling Campaign’s Policy Committee work and seminar series.

Good Tools:

Streetmix – mock up road width layouts –
DfT counts – This interactive map (made by, ahem, me!) gives you counts by clicking on any red dot. PCUs are also supplied.

Collision maps – there are many of these (including my own) but Camden Cyclists have a good list of the options. Personally, I am aiming for one that at least covers pedestrian and cycle casualties if not all. Taking a while…

Audit Tools – these are in the new London Cycle Design Standards and Welsh Active Travel Act. Jonathan Trafford of the Manchester Campaign has versions shared here, including a interactive spreadsheet of the Welsh tool using Excel (download to use).

Other tips

Read consultation responses from councils and officers, and remember to use FOI (must write that up!).

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