Development control policy 1.5 - Bicycle planning

This policy describes the planning considerations which should be taken into account in order to improve the safety and convenience of cycling.

The objectives of this policy to:

  • make cycling safer and more convenient through the provision of end-of-trip facilities and by the provision of better cycle route networks
  • ensure that the needs of cyclists are recognised and provided for by planning and road construction authorities
  • encourage more work, school and shopping trips to be made by bicycle through the provision of more (and better) cycling facilities
  • increase the general awareness of the benefits of cycling
  • ensure adequate consideration is given to the provision of cycling facilities in planning studies and in the implementation of statutory planning controls.


Page reviewed 13 September 2021