Cycling by Design: Help to influence the future

One of the workshops on our Space for Cycling training day is a participatory one on Cycling By Design. Here, Andy Mulholland of Plan for Bikes explains a bit more about why it’s important and what input is needed:
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Much has changed in the cycling world since 2010


Cycling by Design is Scotland’s trunk road guidance document for cycling infrastructure. Its introduction has helped improve the consideration and delivery of cycling in the trunk road environment and is also well used by local authorities. However advances in delivery and in guidance since 2010 have left it out of date.

Transport Scotland is looking to release a 2017 update. At this early stage we are engaging with professionals and users to identify the gaps in both the technical content and in the way infrastructure is delivered on the ground.
This participative workshop, run by Transport Scotland and its design consultants, is part of that engagement stage and will draw on your experiences as users and campaigners to:
  • Highlight specific problems on street;
  • Debate and inform the technical solutions;
  • Identify the delivery issues to be overcome.
Please come to the workshop with your ideas on specific infrastructure issues you experience on your daily trips by bike. Everyone is welcome and technical expertise is not a pre-requisite!

Transforming our streets for people: Campaigners’ training day with Space for Cycling

Edinburgh, Saturday November 26th: With next year’s local authority elections looming, local campaigning will be more important than ever in 2017, so make sure you’re ready to spring into action with our joint campaigners’ training day with Cycling UK’s Space for Cycling campaign

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This will be a practical hands-on day and an opportunity for anyone who wants to campaign for cycling, walking and more liveable towns and cities to meet, share ideas and learn. It should offer something for everyone from those just starting out to experienced campaigners. We’ll be demonstrating the Space for Cycling tools and resources, as well as covering specific Scottish issues, such as the update to Scotland’s national Cycling By Design guidelines.

To book, sign up here – it’s free, but a donation to cover lunch would be appreciated