Parliament has endorsed targets for 10% of all journeys being made by bike by 2025, with significant new funding being made available to support cycling in the UK. The latest figures show that for all the short journeys made by car - 11 per cent are under a mile, 29 per cent are between one and two miles, and the remainder 60 per cent are between two and five miles.
While no one can argue with the social, economic and health benefits that cycling offers, there is no doubt that the environmental infrastructure of Britain's public realm was never developed with the cyclist in mind, and at best it has only been an afterthought.
It's vital to take cycling initiatives from the meeting rooms and onto the streets, and in that process, accept that Rome wasn't built in one day; when mistakes are made, try again.
Remember also that every cycling trip begins and ends with a parked bicycle. Therefore bicycle parking should be an integrated element of all cycling initiatives.
In order to make cities great, the decision-makers must realize that planning for people is key - not planning for traffic.
Great cities give their citizens room for interaction and nobody interacts by driving from A to B at speed.
As a rule of thumb, the higher the vehicular speed, the more segregation is required between the different transport modes.
When considering a city and deciding where to place bicycle infrastructure, connectivity is of the utmost importance.
Niels Hoe CEO of HOE360 Consulting
In order to attract more people onto their bikes, a safe network of cycle routes blended seamlessly with other transport modes needs to be planned and created.
Putting cycling at the heart of transport policy in both urban and rural areas and in the minds of vehicle drivers will assist both the Government and road users.
Putting cycling at the heart of transport policy will assist both the Government and road users in:
- Saving money per person in transport and fuel expenses
- Tackling health issues, mostly obesity from an early age
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
- Reducing vehicle congestion
- Creating a better environment
How Marshalls products work together to create cycling landscapes
Superior designs of exterior lighting manufactured to the highest international standards.
Comprehensive choice of block paving colours to create distinct cycling tracks designs which blend with the surroundings.
Lockable cycle parking area, discouraging unauthorised access while offering weather protection.
Collection of comprehensive street furniture designs and materials to fit any type of environment.
Prioritising pedestrians and cyclists on the road, keeping them safe by lowering vehicle speeds.
Tactile Demarcation for safe access and indication of cycle routes.
Coordinated Street Furniture
Offering coordinated contemporary design for great value, enhancing the sense of place.
Combined Kerb & Drainage
Cost effective and robust linear drainage systems to suit all required capacities, keeping your city clean and all users safe and dry.
Clear directional information with fingerposts and sign boards; bespoke solutions available to match your project.
Successfully crash tested, aesthetically designed street furniture to protect all users and infrastructure, achieving peace of mind in proportion with all levels of risk, vulnerability and project budget.
Achieving carriageway width reduction or flow deflection of vehicular traffic, keeping cyclists and pedestrians safe particularly in complex junctions.
Styles and materials to coordinate with chosen seating and other outdoor furniture, keeping the area clean; PAS68 version available for extra infrastructure safety.
Impressive designs for effective protection of your bike from the elements; bespoke solutions available to match any project design.
Bus Stop Kerb
Separating cyclists from buses at bus stops in city centres, train stations and neighborhoods.
Matching existing paving colourways, adding value to help you create a safe and personalised cycling scheme featuring unique designs, colours and finishes.
Updateable directional slats, illuminated mapping and technology integration in a single frame to match your project and the architectural surroundings.
We know the the UK has hugely complex transport planning issues but we also believe there is a place for the cycle in the sustainable development of transport infrastructure. Those future plans need well designed cycling street furniture to achieve functional, attractive and fully integrated cycle schemes for the future of our towns and cities.
Marshalls caters for both the beginning and end but also for the in-between of a cycling journey, creating a world-class cycling landscape for any budget, any place. With a proven landscaping expertise for more than 120 years, we are now able to offer a complete cycling solution end-to-end.