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Sustrans has released the Sustrans Handbook for Cycle-friendly Design. This is the first of a library of guidance that Sustrans will make available throughout 2014.

The Handbook presents the very latest in best practice design to encourage active travel. It aims to promote design practices which will help to increase the current levels of walking and cycling within society and to improve public health and the environment.

Senior Project Officer, Paul Hilton, said:

“In keeping with Sustrans’ vision that 4 out of 5 journeys under five miles should be made by foot, bike or public transport, the emphasis is very much on urban focused solutions to overcoming the barriers that face non-motorised users navigating our towns and cities.

“Contained within is advice and guidance on a range of measures, encompassing a range of different situations and locations.”

Many of the innovative examples contained within the Handbook have involved bold decisions by the local highway authorities, who are at the front line of scheme delivery.  In many cases Sustrans has either directly funded or helped develop these schemes in conjunction with each highway authority.

You can find and download the guide here