Urban Motorcycle Design Handbook

Organisation: Transport for London
Date uploaded: 27th March 2018
Date published/launched: March 2016

This Urban Motorcycle Design Handbook sets out the key highway design requirements for motorcycle safety in London and has been developed with input from stakeholder groups.The handbook is intended to lead to a better understanding of how road and traffic conditions affect motorcyclists and how risks can be reduced and hazards minimised for this vulnerable road user group.

The key design issues for motorcyclists, as outlined in the handbook, are:
• Factors affecting grip
• Issues around visibility
• Road-side features
• Traffic calming
• Filtering

The aim of the handbook is to enhance understanding of the issues for all concerned with the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of London’s streets or with any schemes that affect the highway. It is intended to complement other guides to best practice including the Institute of Highway Engineers Guidelines for Motorcycling (IHE, 2014).

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