Papers and reference
Cycle Audit will start with an on-site evaluation of present conditions for cyclists in the scheme area, but is subsequently office-based, through the examination of plans, reports and other data, until the scheme is implemented when another on-site assessment should be made.
Cycle Review is carried out predominantly on-site by bicycle, analysing conditions, undertaking measurements and observing the interaction between cyclists and other road users. A quantified assessment of conditions for cycling is drawn up, from which recommendations are made that themselves are assessed on-site.
Both Cycle Audit and Cycle Review take account of the following criteria, as appropriate for each location:
|Motor vehicle parking||Road and lane widths||Pleasantness of the cycling environment|
|Proportion of large vehicles||Traffic speed and volume||Surface quality|
|Driver and cyclist behaviour||Cycle facilities||Cycle parking|
Routes are assessed from the point of view of the three categories of cyclists as defined for the National Cycle Training Standard:
|Level I||Lacks basic skills (balance, steering, looking behind, signalling, simple turns)|
|Level II||Has basic skills but not competent in complex traffic conditions|
|Level III||Competent in most traffic conditions|
In all cases a detailed report is produced, with full analysis and recommendations.