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Technical information for cycling

An image of a folding bikeThis series of notes is designed to assist planners and engineers provide for cycling in their local area.

The cycle notes should be read in conjunction with:
  • Queensland Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Part 9 Bicycle Facilities
  • Guides to Road Design (Austroads 2010) and Guides to Traffic Management (Austroads 2010).

A hard copy of the Cycle Notes can be obtained from the Department of Transport and Main Roads by phoning +61 7 3253 4769a. Electronic versions of each cycle note will be added as they become available.

Planning for cycling

A1 Total quality management for cycling
A2 Cycling policy context
A3 Funding mechanisms for cycling infrastructure
A4 Developing a local cycle strategy and local cycle network plan
A5 Staffing, Bicycle Advisory Committees and Bicycle User Groups
A6 Bicycle riding and new subdivision design

The following is a low-quality split version of the A6 document:

A7 Bicycle facility design guidelines

Design and engineering

B2 Selecting appropriate cycling facilities
B3 Designing good quality off-road cycling facilities
B4 Designing good quality on-road cycling facilities
B5 Finding space for on-road bicycle lanes
B8 Cycling and traffic calming
B9 Bicycles and bus lanes
B11 Producing bicycle network maps and cycling transport access guides

The following is a low-quality split version of the B11 document:

Operation and management

C1 Assessing footpaths for shared use
C2 Reducing conflict between bicycle riders and pedestrians
C3 Bicycle parking facilities
C4 End-of-trip facilities for bicycle riders

The following is a low-quality split version of the C4 document:

C5 Personal security and bicycle facilities
C6 Cycling and public transport

The following is a low-quality split version of the C6 document:

C7 Cycling and heavy vehicles
C8 Maintaining cycling facilities

Bicycle signage guidelines

Guide to signing cycle networks

The following is a low-quality split version of the Guide to signing cycle networks document:

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Last updated
25 June 2014