THE “need for consistent, high-quality infrastructure to drive behavioural change and remove barriers” has been identified as core to new guidance issued to help in the design of cycling infrastructure in Scotland.
Says the Scottish Government agency, Transport Scotland, the guidance – Cycling by Design – “provides guidance for permanent cycling infrastructure design on all roads, streets and paths in Scotland”.
Says Transport Scotland (here): “[The guidance] aims to ensure that cycling is a practical and attractive choice for the everyday and occasional journeys of all people, particularly new, returning or less confident users.
“Key recommendations of the Active Travel Task Force in 2018 highlighted the need for consistent, high-quality infrastructure to drive behavioural change and remove barriers to cycling, and this design guidance provides the tools needed to achieve these aims.
“Cycling by Design is intended to enable experienced designers to integrate cycling into a holistic and attractive built environment, and should be applied on all schemes delivering (1) cycling infrastructure, (2) new and improved roads, (3) new developments and (4) any other built environment feature where cycling should be considered.”
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