Guide to design Nottingham’s cycle ambitions published

Nottingham City Council’s first edition of the Nottingham Cycle City Ambition Programme (NCCAP) design guide is now complete after feedback and consultation from local cyclists and cycling groups.

The delivery of high quality cycle infrastructure is a key priority for the Council and this funding provides the opportunity to begin a step change in the quality and nature of provision within the City.

This guide will be a live document which will be regularly updated to reflect changing trends in cycle infrastructure design but will also demonstrate the ongoing work being carried forward throughout the City to improve cycle facilities.

The Guide is heavily based on the national Cycle Design Guide by Sustrans (who helped Nottingham City produce it) with extra sections and examples specific to Nottingham, such as trams, route maintenance and monitoring.
The guide can be used for anyone planning or designing highway or dedicated cycle infrastructure in the city of Nottingham but also for anyone interested to see what is being developed and how it is being carried out. Nottingham City Council’s aim is create a world class cycling network in Nottingham and want this Design Guide to help achieve this.

The structure of this guidance broadly follows the following sequence:
o a summary of the key principles and processes for a user-focused design
o wider considerations of urban design and other measures to improve the general highway design for cyclists and pedestrians
o on-carriageway provision for cyclists on links and junctions
o cycle provision off the carriageway, whether cycle tracks alongside the road or traffic free routes away from the road, including crossings
o associated design issues including cycle parking, signing, integration with public transport and the design of new developments
o the maintenance and management of routes.

Councillor Nick McDonald, Nottingham City Council Portfolio Holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport, said: “We are building a world-class cycle network in Nottingham. This guide provides the detail to deliver cycle routes that meet the highest possible standards. Making cycling easier, quicker and safer will help to encourage everyone to cycle more and make the city’s transport greener.”

For more information and to view this guide please visit the website: https://transport2.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/cycle/home.aspx

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