Decision details

New National Cycle Design Guidance - July 2020

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Highways and Transport - Pauline Jorgensen

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report provides a high-level summary of the government’s vision and associated new guidance for cycling infrastructure design. By embracing the guidance at an early stage, WBC will be well placed to develop policy along with the numerous benefits that Active Travel brings to all residents, visitors and businesses in the borough as part of our existing wider sustainability, climate change and placemaking principles.


That the Executive Member for Highways and Transport:


1)      Approved the WBC adoption of the Department of Transport Local Transport Note (LTN) 1/20 ‘Cycle Infrastructure Design’ (July 2020), as part of our relevant highway design guidance going forward for schemes not yet commenced;


2)      Agreed that WBC seek to embrace the principles of LTN 1/20 (and Gear Change) in developing new policy and applying, where possible within budget constraints and availability of external funding, to schemes already within the design process.


Wards Affected: None Specific;

Declarations: None

Dispensations: None

Reference Number: IMD 2021/09

Contact: Sofia Charalampidou Email:

Report author: Sofia Charalampidou

Publication date: 15/03/2021

Date of decision: 15/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 15/03/2021 - Executive - Individual Member Decisions

Effective from: 23/03/2021

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