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 2012. The number increased by 2 per cent from 100 in 2015 to 102 in 2016, and has decreased by 13 per cent from the 2012 to 2016 average.

(RRCGB, DfT, 2017)

  • 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: 11 Dec 2017, 04:27 PM