Last edited 13 Jan 2022

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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:

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


Temporary Traffic Management handbook, Keeping people safe at roadworks, published by Transport for London in 2018 defines a cycle route as: 'A continuous, linear series of links and junctions, signed and/or branded as a coherent facility from A to B; usually planned and delivered as a single facility or in identified phases. For roadworks that are local in nature, signing should make reference to cycle lanes or tracks as appropriate. Only when a substantial section of a defined route is diverted on to an alternative road would reference be made to a route.'

See also: Cycle path.

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