traffic calming

Cyclists at road narrowings

Traffic calmed streets offer a more attractive environment for cycling, by reducing motor vehicles' speeds to a level more compatible with the speed of cyclists. But cyclists have expressed concerns about the design of some traffic calming features such as those which involve narrowing of the carriageway. A common feeling is of being 'squeezed' by cars within the narrowing, or being pressured by cars follwing too close behind. This leaflet provides design advice for traffic calming which also accounts for cyclists' concerns.