Bicycle Network: Good Design Guides
Local streets for cycling & walking
Bicycle Network has developed a toolbox to help councils and developers build cycle-friendly streets
Bicycle Network has developed a toolbox to help councils and developers build local area traffic management devices that are friendly for cyclists and pedestrians
Street design is critical to the health of residents & quality of life in our cities. A well-designed street encourages walking and cycling by making it easy to get around by bicycle or on foot.
The toolbox 'Better Local Traffic Controls for Safer Cycling and Walking' details the problems with some LATMs including roundabouts and provide practical solutions and alternatives.
Local streets are important in the cycle network, but often there is insufficient space for continuous separate bicycle facilities. We show how to safely 'mix' bicycles and motor vehicles on local streets, and how to manage transitions between 'mixed' and 'separate' traffic.
The funding of the following is gratefully acknowledged: City of Moreland; City of Darebin; City of Yarra ; City of Port Phillip; Moonee Valley City Council, the Department of Infrastructure and the Metropolitan Transport Forum.
See documents and links (right) for technical information.
The NSW RTA has a good paper providing guidance on sharing the main street that has a range of treatments for enlivening a street including improving the streetscape for pedestrians and bike riders.