Planning, Regulations and Standards
Nationally-adopted standards have been in place in some countries for many years and, where these are progressive, can be a major advantage in delivering high quality designs. National standards create a common identity and expectations for cycling infrastructure design across a country. As can be seen inthe Netherlands with the "CROW Manual", such resources can also be referred to by practitioners wishing to advance their designs in neighbouring countries. It is expected that the European Union will also be publishing its own set of guidelines for the first time in 2019.
Learning from national standards to improve local design quality
Emerging cycling cities in Handshake will learn from the best national standards in place to improve the quality of their local guidance. This will allow them to tailor solutions for their local context whilst preserving the essential elements that make designs successful.