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Cycle-Rail Toolkit

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The purpose of this Toolkit is to set out best practice in the delivery of measures to encourage more people to choose Cycle-Rail and support those who have already made that choice. It is a suitable resource for TOCs bidding for new rail franchises and for those involved in the planning and delivery of specific Cycle-Rail projects. It is accompanied by additional guidance on the delivery of effective station travel plans. Whilst primarily aimed at network and station operators and organisations bidding for rail franchises, the intended audience also includes passenger transport executives (PTEs), local authorities and those involved in community rail projects. It should be read in conjunction with advice published by Network Rail and others, such as the Guide to Station Planning and Design. A list of useful documents, including the travel plan guidance, can be found at the back of this Toolkit.

Research 22/08/12 Department for Transport Add icon
Qualitative research with residents - Cycling City and Towns Programme

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As part of the ongoing evaluation of the Cycling City and Towns (CCT) programme, in-depth qualitative research was undertaken in 2010 with a sample of residents in the CCT programme areas to explore their experiences, attitudes and behaviours in relation to cycling and the cycling investment in their towns. The research aimed to provide evidence to help interpret the findings of the post-intervention survey when the results are available in 2013. In the shorter term, it aims to contribute to our understanding of cycling behaviours and how people may best be encouraged to consider cycling as a viable transport option. For more information on the CCT programme and its evaluation, please see the Department’s pages concerning evaluation of the Cycling City and Towns

Research 15/08/12 Department for Transport Add icon
Investigating the potential health benefits of increasing cycling in the Cycling City and Towns

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This paper presents the results of analysis of the CCT Evaluation Baseline Survey results by independent expert Nick Cavill in collaboration with DfT social researchers. The analysis investigates the potential for delivering public health benefits through increasing cycling amongst different population groups. It then explores the size and characteristics of those groups to inform the targeting of cycling interventions. The results are relevant to local authorities who are making the case for investment in cycling, and considering how best to design schemes to realise the health benefits of cycling.

Research 24/04/12 Department for Transport Add icon
Cycling to School Report

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This report examines available data on the level of cycling to school since the introduction of the Bikeability cycle training scheme in England during 2006-07. The report draws on travel data from the school census and on Bikeability delivery data collected from local authorities that receive Department for Transport cycle training grants.

Research 11/04/12 Department for Transport Add icon
Infrastructure and Cyclist Safety

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The Department for Transport commissioned TRL to conduct a literature review to consider the role of infrastructure in the causation and reduction of injuries to cyclists. It was undertaken as part of the wider research programme, Road User Safety and Cycling, being led by TRL. Overall, it proved problematic to draw definitive conclusions from the literature. Taken as a whole, the most significant infrastructure-related risk factors for cyclists in single vehicle incidents on highways appear to be; slippery road (due to weather), and poor or defective road surface. For multi-vehicle collisions the infrastructure risk factors appear to be; posted speed limits, and encounters with other road users at junctions.

Research 28/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Alternatives to Travel

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Summary of the Government's next steps on alternatives to travel, following the Call for Evidence issued earlier in 2011. This document is published alongside a summary of responses to the Call for Evidence. Alternatives to travel are measures which can reduce or remove the need to travel, particularly for work, including commuting and business trips and travelling during peak times. The travel alternatives that are within the scope of our current work include: Home working and remote working; Flexible working and staggered hours (in order to reduce travel during peak periods); Tele conferencing, video conferencing and web conferencing; Any other alternatives to travel which can help reduce work-related travel.

Primary Doc. 17/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Accessible train and station design for disabled people

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Under s.71B of the Railways Act 1993 the Secretary of State maintains a Code of Practice to protect the interests of disabled people travelling by rail. All passenger train station operators are encouraged to use the document, and those who are licensed must follow its standards. Accessible Train Station Design for Disabled people: A Code of Practice Version 01, published in July 2008, replaced the previous version published by the Strategic Rail Authority, and incorporated a clearer structure, more-up-to-date guidance, and standards mirroring new European rules. This new Version 03 of the Code of Practice (valid from November 2011) replaces all previous versions. It provides standards and guidance for accessibility at railway stations, updated to more accurately reflect the BS8300 changes in 2009, and should be used by all train and station operators whenever they carry out works on their facilities.

Primary Doc. 16/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Congestion on local authority managed 'A' roads 2010-11

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This statistical release presents information about congestion on local authority managed ‘A’ roads between September 2010 and July 2011. The release finalises the statistics published in previous quarters and presents provisional information about congestion during September 2011.

Research 10/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Buses - Best practice

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Best practice and policy guidance for bus and coach operators; including licensing and registration, concession fares, tackling anti-social behaviour and criminal damage, and explanations of the operators grants that are available.

Primary Doc. 02/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Transport Winter Resilience

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Emergency preparation Preparing for Emergencies helps individuals and communities be better prepared to deal with the impacts of emergencies. UK resilience contains emergency planning guidance and information for government organisations for a wide number of potential crises.

General Information 31/10/11 Department for Transport Add icon
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