Draft London Cycling Design Standards


Update - 18 December 2015

The London Cycling Design Standards (LCDS) are now available on the TfL website.

Please click here to visit our Streets Toolkit page where you can find links to LCDS, as well as other current guidance documents.

Update Ends


Last published in 2005, the revised London Cycling Design Standards (LCDS) is a technical document that should inform design options and promote an integrated and ambitious approach to delivering high quality infrastructure for cycling in all parts of London.

It has now been comprehensively updated to reflect established and emerging best practice, and to help planners and designers meet the aspirations of the Mayor’s Vision for Cycling.

Through this consultation, we welcome your comments on all parts of this draft document.

You can view the draft LCDS as a single document here or as individual chapters, which are at the bottom of this page.

 LCDS Chapters:

Ch1 Design Requirement

Ch2 Tools and Techniques

Ch3 Cycle lanes and track

Ch4 Junctions and crossings

Ch5 Cycle friendly street design

Ch6 Sign and markings

Ch7 Construction including surface

Ch8 Cycle parking

Appendix Cyclists at roadworks

Please give us your views by completing the online consultation form below. The consultation is open until Monday 11 August.

If you have any questions, please email Consultations@tfl.gov.uk

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Key Dates

Status: Closed

Ran from 13 Jun 2014 to 11 Aug 2014

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