Cycling Infrastructure

Cycling Infrastructure

Key Facts:

  • In Great Britain, cycle traffic levels have fluctuated in recent years, but the trend has been generally upward. Cycle traffic increased by 4 per cent between 2013 and 2014.

  • The number of pedal cyclist fatalities has remained between 100 and 118 since 2010. The number decreased by 12 per cent from 113 in 2014 to 100 in 2015, and has decreased by 10 per cent from the 2010 to 2014 average.

(RRCGB, DfT, 2016)

  • Almost two-thirds of cyclists Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) were at or near junctions, where the risk is greater.

(J. Knowles et al, 2009)

  • RTIs are primarily the consequence of human behaviour in a context formed by infrastructure, law and culture, and the behaviour of other road users.

(S. Reid and S. Adams, 2010)

  • Cyclists themselves have differing and potentially conflicting needs from infrastructure:

    • Cyclists opting for ‘assertion’ want infrastructure that helps to establish their right to be on the road and that clarifies how the road is to be shared; and,

    • Cyclists opting for ‘avoidance’ want infrastructure that gives them more opportunities to avoid traffic.

(S. Christmas et al, 2010)


  • Date Added: 05 Mar 2013, 11:21 AM
  • Last Update: 03 Feb 2017, 12:19 PM