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Cycle route

For the purposes of the Home Quality Mark, a compliant cycle route should meet one or more of the following:

  • Cyclists can share the road with vehicles on single track roads.
  • Cyclists can share the road with vehicles on roads with low traffic volumes and speeds (20mph).
  • Shared cyclist and pedestrian routes need to be a minimum of 3m wide.
  • Dedicated cycle lanes (segregated or unsegregated from roads), with one-way cycle lanes being a minimum of 2.2m wide and two-way cycle lanes a minimum of 3m wide)(ref Department for Transport. 2008. Cycle Infrastructure Design - Local Transport Note 2/08. 2008).

Cycle superhighways can be deemed to meet the above. The route from the home to the cycle superhighway must meet the requirements outlined above and must be signposted.

Ref Home Quality Mark One, Technical Manual SD239, England, Scotland & Wales, published by BRE in 2018.

--BRE Group

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