Part of: Design Principles of Cycling [Draft Version]

Main Requirements For A Complete Cycle Network


A comprehensive, clearly visible cycle network is key to establish cycling as a normal, convenient, and safe transport option. 

Main Requirement Important Aspects
COHESIONNetwork ConnectivityMatch with need to travelUniform infrastructure and signageWayfinding tools, signs, pavement markingsIntegration with public transportAmple provision of bike parking      
DIRECTNESSDirectness in terms of distance and time
SAFETYAppropriate infrastructure for street typeAvoid/reduce speed at conflictsClear visibility and consideration at junctionsSeparate from high-speed traffic
COMFORTPrevent conflicts between modesEase of finding destinationComprehensibility
 ATTRACTIVENESS  Social safetyMaintenance


Adapted from Crowe (2007)