DRAFTFOR NOMINATED STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION ONLY
C9.3Chapter C9: Cycling in Parks and Open Spaces (Draft National Cycle Manual – July 2009)
The Local Authority Parks and Landscaping Department should beconsulted during the initial stages of the project, and also at preliminaryand detailed design stages.Ideally, landscape consultants should be involved as part of the designteam when designing cycle facilities through Parks and Open Spaces
C9.3 Design/Maintenance Issues
A2003study on cycling in parks,
“Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Cycle Survey”
,found that cyclists andpedestrianshave broadly similar views in relation toprovision and management of cycle facilities in parks and open spaces, i.e.that these facilities meet the needs of cyclists without prejudicing therequirements of other users, and can add, rather than take from, therecreational value of the area for all users (see Figure C9.1).
Impact of cycle facilities on recreational value (DLRCC Cycle Survey, 2003)
[NB, Graph should read “Category of Respondent”]While the overall consensus is generally positive among cyclists andpedestrians, there are a number of potential conflicts associated with cyclingin parks and open spaces that can impact on one or other mode, or both.These are listed in Table C9.2.
Conflict between cyclistsand pedestrians on sharedsurfaces
the conflict can be exacerbated if thefacility has insufficient width
Priority and right-of-way unless otherwise stated, pedestrians havepriority, and cyclists must always give way(see Chapter C8: “Cyclists and