The costs are based on phase 1 of the Cycle City Ambition programme
Rebecca Morley7 hours ago
A Department for Transport report outlining the typical costs of cycling interventions has been published today.
The summary costs are based on phase 1 of the Cycle City Ambition programme, with the report covering outputs from capital expenditure.
Types of scheme include cycle superhighways, mixed strategic cycle routes, resurfaced cycle routes, cycle bridges, 20mph zones, remodelling major junctions and cycle crossings on major roads.
A cycle superhighway is an extended cycle route that enables direct, rapid and safe cycle trips that are largely segregated from traffic along an arterial route.
Costs range from £1.15 million to £1.45 million per kilometre for a two-way physically segregated superhighway, to £740,000 per kilometre for a two-way lightly segregated superhighway.
To minimise traffic disruption, construction of a physically segregated space for cyclists has to be restricted to off-peak periods or overnight, adding costs, whereas light segregation may have lower capital costs but also feels less secure for cyclists.
A mixed strategic cycle route costs £460,000 to £880,000 per km, and includes a mixture of a signed route without dedicated lanes along quieter roads, on-road lanes without physical segregation, physically segregated cycle lanes along busier roads and marked cycle routes away from roads where such alignments are available.