Cycling design standards London

London Cycling Design Standards (LCDS)

The London Cycling Design Standards report contains guidance and standards for people creating cycle routes and other transport systems which affect cyclists

This report may become the standard for Boroughs to follow when spending Transport For London funds in the future.

Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS)

The vision for transport in London for the short to long term is included in the Mayor’s Transport Strategy. It spans a twenty-year period. s next 20 years.

London Highways Alliance Contract (LoHAC)

LoHAC has been developed as a joint initiative between Transport for London (TfL) and London’s boroughs, to deliver a reliable, reputable and cost-effective highways service across London. LoHAC freely shares information about their project and schemes. Their work has been described as having the potential to share £450 million on highway services in an eight-year period.

Southwark Council

Design Standards Register (SSDM/DSR – including cycling provisions)

Southwark Cyclists have concerns with LBS cycling standards, and we are awaiting a report via CJSG of concerns raised at Group Meetings with these standards.

Residential design standards SPD (and S106 Obligations)

We are also inputting into Southwark Council’s residential design standards.

Gov.UK resources

Guidance for traffic authorities about traffic signs and road markings are also available. These can be downloaded at the Gov.UK along with additional local transport information about:

  • Shared Use Routes for Pedestrians and Cyclists
  • Shared Space
  • Pedestrian Guardrailing
  • Signal Controlled Roundabouts
  • Cycle Infrastructure Design
  • Traffic Management and Streetscape
  • General good guidance

Traffic advisory leaflets are also available.

Additional resources

The Transport Advice Portal is your one-stop shop for free technical information about planning, designing and operating highways in the UK.

If you are after more information about traffic signs, then you may wish to have a look at the Traffic Signs Image Database. They have over 600 images for you to view. The Department of Transport have also made traffic signs drawings available. Non-standard traffic signs can be accessed via their Traffic Signs Authorisation Database.