Pedals Strategic Vision


Pedals Strategic Vision 2009

(June 2009 revision of Pedals ’17-Point Plan of 2000)

This statement sets out Pedals long-term and strategic vision of the most important measures to encourage cycling, to provide a framework for a series of more short-term and specific actions.

Pedals main role is as a consultative and campaigning group – to persuade other organisations to act, to scrutinise their performance and to provide feedback to assist monitoring and the development of further measures.

We also believe that we have an important role in intelligence, both in terms of getting feedback from different kinds of cyclists and in using our local and wider contacts to obtain information on successful developments elsewhere that could be relevant for further cycling promotion in Greater Nottingham, to help coordinated partnership action.

Pedals wishes to see support for cycling in 3 ways, all in close consultation with cyclists:

1. Promotion of cycling as a healthy and sustainable means of transport including:-

  • Support for cycle training, cycle maintenance and recycling
  • Promotion of safer routes to schools
  • Support for commuter cycling and cycle use at work
  • Expansion of cycling within the universities and colleges

2. Improvement of existing infrastructure to make cycling safer

  • Consultation with cyclists on all new road schemes and other major transport, planning, regeneration and public realm enhancement projects
  • Improvement of the general highway layout for cycling
  • Greater attention to detail in highway design affecting cyclists
  • 20 mph speed limits on all roads in built-up areas except for main roads to help promote safer and more civilised urban environments
  • Signalisation of all large roundabouts with advance stop lines
  • More priority for the maintenance of cycle routes, on and off road, and for road maintenance generally
  • Enforcement of existing traffic regulations including those applying to special cycle facilities such as cycle lanes and advance stop lines
  • Well-signed, safe, convenient, attractive, coherent and direct routes to, from and across the City Centre, and with good links to and from nearby rural areas

3. Expansion of specific facilities for cyclists

  • Carry out comprehensive reviews of existing cycle facilities
  • Expand the network of key cycle routes, for daily and leisure use
  • Implement contra-flow cycle lanes wherever possible on one-way streets
  • Further provision of secure and convenient bicycle parking e.g. at schools, shopping areas, leisure facilities and transport interchanges
  • Public cycle hire at major transport interchanges and visitor attractions.
  • Include safe cycling provision in all new housing and commercial developments