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Engineering a cycling revolution, London

Event organised by ICE

06 July 2015
19:00 - 21:00 BST (GMT+1)
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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The past two years has seen major investment in both trunk road (via cycle proofing) and urban road networks to promote cycling (via the cycle city ambition funding).

But the conditions for cycling need to be right: the bicycle is a vehicle capable of speed and hence all the usual highway and traffic engineering measures for these specific types of vehicle need to be satisfied. In addition, because the rider is exposed to the environment, routes need to be attractive, comfortable and safe.

There has been a lot of work ensuring guidelines are fit for purpose (including the London guidelines, Welsh guidance issued in 2014 and revisions to the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges).

This lecture will discuss the nature of highways and traffic engineering that will help create the environment to accommodate large volumes of cycle traffic in urban areas.


Phil Jones, Managing Director, Phil Jones Associates
Peter Murray, New London Architecture
Dr Claudia Penaranda, Principal Technical Specialist for Cycling, Transport for London
Dr Alexander Longdon, Cycling Strategy Planner, Transport for London
Prof. John Parkin, Professor of Transport Engineering, UWE Bristol (Chair)

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