Designing streets that care for city cyclists – transportxtra
Light Protection Cycle Lanes design competition promotes safer cycling and beautiful streets
Talking Heads’ singer David Byrne, a keen cyclist, is among the judges of competition seeking to find more aesthetically pleasing ways of protecting cyclists and pedestrians on busy roads.
The competition has been launched by the Construction Industry Cycling Commission (CICC). The competition has been inspired by the London Festival of Architecture (LFA), whose theme for 2021 is “care”.
The light segregation of cyclists and pedestrians from car traffic become increasingly common in recent years, and accelerated by responses to COVID-19. London alone has installed some 100km of bike lanes in the capital as part of the Mayor’s Streetspace programme.