LONDON CYCLING CAMPAIGN

Policy Resolution of the 1998 AGM
 

The LCC will promote shared use:

1. Where it will enable cyclists to have access to parks, canalside and riverside routes and other recreational routes

2. Where it will enable cyclists to have access to pedestrianised areas

3. To enable and encourage cycling by children, people with disabilities and/or inexperienced cyclists

4. To discourage use of motor vehicles and encourage a modal shift towards pedestrians and cyclists

5. As part of the reallocation of roadspace from motor vehicles towards pedestrians and cyclists

6. When it is properly designed in accordance with the design principles forming part of this policy


The LCC will oppose shared use:

1. Where it is intended to replace or be a substitute for effective on-road cycling facilities

2. Where it will reduce the total area of roadspace available to cyclists and pedestrians

3. As a part of the LCN or other strategic cycling routes

4. Where the benefit to cyclists will be outweighed by the legitimate concerns of pedestrians

5. Where its use would be dangerous to cyclists or pedestrians

6. When it is not properly designed in accordance with the design principles forming part of this policy

 
Definitions

For the purposes of this policy:

“Shared use” means that the use of part of the roadspace is shared between cyclists and pedestrians

“Roadspace” is the whole of a highway including road and pavement

“Road” is the part of the roadspace designated for vehicles

“Pavement” is the part of the roadspace designated for pedestrians

“Pedestrians” include people walking, children in prams or buggies, rollerskaters and people using wheelchairs

 
Design principles

1. There should be consultation with the LCC and other user groups.

2. The legitimate concerns of vulnerable users (such as parents of young children and people with visual disabilities) should be taken into account.

3. Shared use should be open to all cyclists, including riders of side-by-side cycles, tandems, children’s cycles, “Duet” and similar specialised cycles, and cycles with panniers or children seats.

4. Access controls or barriers should only be used where essential, must not exclude any cyclists, and should not require any cyclist to dismount or lift their cycle over any obstruction.

5. Shared use should not be open to motorised vehicles of any kind, except emergency vehicles (in emergencies) and powered wheelchairs.

6. There should no charge for using shared use facilities.

7. Priorities between pedestrians and cyclists should be made clear by signs or otherwise.

8. Cyclists should only be expected to give priority to other cyclists or to pedestrians.

9. Cyclists should not be required to stop or dismount, except to give priority to other cyclists or to pedestrians.

10. Segregation of cyclists from pedestrians should be used where necessary and should be clear to all users.

11. High kerbs and other hazards to cyclists should be avoided. Where hazards are unavoidable, appropriate warning signs or markings should be provided.