Guidelines for interurban cycle facilities
The increase in cycling for leisure has made it necessary to publish a reference work adapted to the difficulties faced by small municipalities and the circulation of cyclists on interurban roads. This work is a complement to the guide titled « recommendations for developing bicycle routes » concerning the integration of bicycles in conurbations.
Representatives from government, general councils and users' associations met to produce these « recommendations for bicycle routes » on a collegial basis. This work, devoted to the interurban environment for cyclists, mainly addresses the elected representatives and technical staff of regional authorities, government services, engineering offices and representatives from associations. It makes use of the regulatory framework — which encompasses cycling on roads — and relies on the technical doctrine governing road and roundabout design, to present the methods and tools used to build bicycle routes that combine comfort, safety and attractiveness.