Cycling Document Reference Library

Image of a selection of cycling related documentsHere you will find an extensive repository of cycling related guidance, policies, research findings and government regulations. This document library is intended to be a resource for cycle campaigners, planners, local authority officers and others involved in the work of improving cycling infrastructure. The source of each document is acknowledged in the list – we have no intention of breaching any copyright restrictions pertaining to any of this material. 

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Document TitleYearSourceMain TopicSummary
DfT Advanced Stop Lines For Cyclists Guidance.pdf2005Department for TransportAdvanced Stop LinesSummarises the findings of studies to monitor trial installations of Advanced Stop Lines for cyclists.
DfT Contraflow Cycling Guidance.pdf1998Department for TransportContraflow Cycle LanesAdvice on when permitting cycling in the contraflow direction in one-way streets may be appropriate.
DfT Cycle Infrastructure Design LTN 2/08 2008.pdf2008Department for TransportInfrastructure DesignVery detailed advice and specifications for the design and construction of cycling infrastructure. Superseded by LTN 1/20.
DfT Cycle Infrastructure Design LTN 1/20 2020.pdf2020Department for TransportInfrastructure DesignVery detailed advice and specifications for the design and construction of cycling infrastructure.
DfT Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans Technical Guidance.pdf2017Department for TransportLCWIP GuidanceLCWIP guidance seting out a recommended approach to planning networks of walking and cycling routes.
DfT Decarbonising Transport - Setting the Challenge.pdf2020Department for TransportDecarbonising TransportSets out policy framework for reducing carbon emissions from all forms of transport.
DfT Further Development of Advanced Stop Lines.pdf1996Department for TransportAdvanced Stop LinesOffers additional design advice based on the findings of further research into the use of Advanced Stop Lines for cyclists (ASLs).
DfT Gear Change - A Bold Vision for Cycling and Walking.pdf2020Department for TransportCycling PolicyDescribes vision and approach for promotion of walking and cycling as transport modes.
DfT Setting Local Speed Limits Circular.pdf2013Department for TransportSpeed LimitsGuidance on the setting of all local speed limits on single and dual carriageway roads in both urban and rural areas.
DfT Manual For Streets.pdf2007Department for TransportInfrastructure DesignDefinitive guide to the principles for the design, construction and maintenance of residential streets and public spaces.
DfT Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy 2016.pdf2016Department for TransportCycling PolicyGovernment plans for creating a walking and cycling nation, including the finance available and the strategy for delivering the objectives.
DfT Transport and Environment Statistics 2021.pdf2021Department for TransportStatistical ReportStatistics on the impact of transport on the environment, including greenhouse gas emissions, air quality and electric vehicles.
Cycle Parking Guide For New Residential Developments.pdf2010Cambridge City CouncilCycle Parking and StorageProvides guidance on the nature and layout of cycle parking, and other security measures, to be provided within new residential developments.
Liverpool City Region Strategic Rail Study.pdf2020Network RailStrategic RailSets out plans for the future development of the Merseyrail network, including expanding capacity and interconnectivity.
DfT Cycling in Vehicle Restricted Areas.pdf2003Department for TransportPedestrianisationResearch findings in Cambridge, Hull and Salisbury on the sharing of space between cyclists and pedestrians in vehicle restricted areas (VRAs).
Living Streets - The Pedestrian Pound.pdf2018Living StreetsPedestrianisationOutlines the business and commercial case for the creation of pedestrian and cyclist friendly streets.
Chester Cycle Masterplan.pdf2010Cheshire West & Chester CouncilInfrastructure DesignDetailed plan for removing barriers to cycling around the city centre, improving city centre permeability and stimulating a modal shift to cycling.
Thinking Smart Mobility - Chester One City Plan.pdf2021Cheshire West & Chester CouncilInfrastructure DesignCreative ideas for transforming transport in Chester with a modal shift towards sustainable travel in all of its forms.
Hoole Road Study Workshop Presentation.pdf2020Cheshire West & Chester CouncilInfrastructure DesignPlan for the redevelopment of the Hoole Road corridor by balancing the movement of people and goods with the creation of people-friendly places.
CWAC Cycling Strategy 2014.pdf2014Cheshire West & Chester CouncilCycling PolicyThe council's ideas and proposals to make cycling easier, cheaper, safer, attractive and more convenient over a 15 year period.
Chester Greenway Habitat Management Plan.pdf2016SustransHabitatSustrans' habitat management plan for the Chester Millennium Greenway, including advice on legally protected and invasive species.
Chester Millennium Greenway Leaflet.pdf2021SustransMap and GuideSustrans public guide to the Chester Millennium Greenway with maps and notes.
A Moment of Change - Covid-19 Advice.pdf2020SustransCycling PolicyGuidance for planning active travel infrastructure and for supporting behaviour change programmes encouraging active travel for employment, education and training.
Sustrans De-designation Route List.pdf2020SustransNational Cycle NetworkList of routes for de-designation, signing changes and resolution of route deficiencies.
Sustrans Paths for Everyone.pdf2018SustransNational Cycle NetworkSets out Sustrans' plans for improving safety and accessibility on the National Cycle Network.
Sustrans Standards for Public Cycle Parking 2021.pdf2021SustransCycle Parking and StorageGuidance for the purchase, installation and management of cycle parking which is easy to use, safe, secure and durable.
Sustrans Towards Transport Justice Report.pdf2008SustransCycling PolicyOutlines the steps required to make the transport system socially just, less carbon-intensive and more robust to oil price shocks.
Sustrans Walking Cycling and Wheeling Covid-19 Guidance.pdf2020SustransAdvice and GuidanceCompilation of guidance relating to walking, cycling and wheeling during the Covid-19 pandemic to protect self and others.
TfL London Cycling Design Standards.pdf2016Transport for LondonInfrastructure DesignVery comprehensive and detailed document setting out requirements and guidance for the design of cycle-friendly streets and spaces.
Designing for walking, cycling and horse-riding CD 143 ver 2.0.1.pdf2021Highways EnglandInfrastructure DesignProvides requirements and gives advice regarding the design of walking, cycling and horse-riding facilities on and/or adjacent to motorways and trunk roads.
DfT Traffic Calming LTN 1/07.pdf2007Department for TransportTraffic CalmingComprehensive advice and guidance on the use of traffic calming measures, including the design, effectiveness and installation of a wide range of measures.
Design of Residential Development.pdf2012Halton Borough CouncilResidential DevelopmentPractical guidance and support for those involved in the planning and design of residential developments in Halton, including cycle parking.
CWAC LCWIP July 2020 Final.pdf2020Cheshire West & Chester CouncilUrban PlanningCWAC's Local Walking and Cycling Infrastructure Plan outlining a strategic approach to cycling and walking improvements at a local level over a 10 year period.
Chester One City Plan 2012-2027.pdf2011Cheshire West & Chester CouncilUrban PlanningStrategic document setting out plans for public and private investment and development activity into Chester city centre over a 15 year period.
Sustainable Travel Access Fund Update.pdf2018Cheshire and Warrington LEPTravel and Transport FundingUpdate on local authority applications for Active Travel project funding from the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership's £5 million investment budget.
Cycling and Walking Safety Evidence Assessment.pdf2018NatCen Social ResearchActive Travel ResearchEvidence based assessment of whether cycling and walking interventions are effective in reducing risk to participants without adversely affecting participation.
Chester Canal Conservation Area Character Appraisal.pdf2018Total EnvironmentCanal and Waterways ConservationDetailed analysis of the Chester Canal Conservation Area and its historic features with recommendations for enhancements and protections.
Dee River Basin District Flood Risk Management Plan.pdf2016Environment AgencyFlood Risk ManagementPromotes understanding of flood risks and sets out proposed measures to manage the risk in the Dee River Basin District from 2015 to 2021 and beyond.
Highways England Designated Funds.pdf2021Highways EnglandTravel and Transport FundingGuidelines for applying for funding from Highways England for projects meeting HE strategic priorities under any of four categories from 2020 to 2025.
Groningen Cycling Strategy 2015-2025.pdf2015City of GroningenCycling PolicyInspiring story of Dutch's city's strategic approach to building a 'cycling first' infrastructure in order to tackle congestion and pollution, and to improve health.
Cycle Storage and Parking for Planners.pdf2021Chester Cycling CampaignCycle Parking and StorageA check list and easy reference to storage and parking solutions compliant with the parking Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) issued by CWAC.