Here we’ve tried to explain a few terms you might not have heard that will crop up regularly.

If you’ve come across something that you feel needs explaining that isn’t here – please get in touch

LCWIP stands for Local cycling and walking infrastructure plans Written September 2018- august 2019, this is the Cycling / Walking officers  overall network plan

DCC stands for Dorset County Council – which now works alongside and overlaps with the new BCP combined council (Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole)

sometimes called Filtered Permeability.- This can be in the middle of minor roads, or at ends. Prohibiting motor traffic this treatment reduces through journeys on small roads, ideal for estates that suffer from drivers taking ‘short cuts’. Has been used for decades and is seeing more use by progressive Authorities who want to create better streets for residents. Involving bollards to close roads to through traffic other than 2 wheeled users.

A physically protected cycleway of either a kerb or step of some sort. Often subject to traffic light management this is the London lead from the Embankment scheme, taking a lane from vehicles and giving it to bikes, often bi-directional.

A means of giving bike lanes some sort of protection,  with either ground ‘Orca’ fixtures, or  ‘wand Orcas’ that are a kind of stake in the ground that attach to the Orca

Important destinction, these have a surface that is flat all the way through the junction, enabling pedestrians and where a shared track, continuous  priority over motor traffic

Transforming Cities Fund

A fund won by Local Authorities from Dept for Transport , 16 Councils won it March 2020. To instate Active Travel routes in the BCP conurbation. Bus and Cycle. Funds need to be spent over next 3 years.     

The same level throughout, we suffer from tracks going down and up at entrances, when they should be continuous level. 

Stepped Cycletrack. As is found on Castle Lane West,( from LSTF Three towns project). Either with flow or bi-directional these tracks have great utility, although can suffer from being parked in as they don’t automatically come with no-parking double yellow lines adjacent.  This was second most popular solution after Protected tracks in our December consultation. 

Large painted V’s . these are used to show where drivers have to slow for speed humps, and can be added to many places where side roads give way to continuous cycle ways

this is can apply to all 3 metre tracks, meaning pedestrians and cyclists have no absolute priority. Sometimes lines are painted to indicate correct side although not always obeyed. Worth noting that its a half measure, we are at a time when two wheeled users and pedestrians both don’t want this conflict, what is needed is a clear- absolute marking/ protection for different users.

A type of track that can be cycle friendly against flow of traffic, eg Privet Road Winton 

National Cycle Network – these are the small signs you’ll see out on UK roads.


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