CyclingForAll.ie — further feedback wanted

Further feedback is wanted on CyclingForAll.ie, which is undergoing a revamp.

It is still a work in progress, but we have implemented a new design, shortened some sections, added clarity to other, and added “do / don’t” style visual examples.

Is the design clear? Is everything else clear? Is the streamlined navigation enough? is there anything missing?

Please post your feedback in the comment section below.

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

2 Comments

  1. Hi Cian,
    Great stuff, a few thoughts

    The layout seems very narrow on a laptop, looks like its a phone layout
    the captions for the first set of pictures are very small, the “sample of Dutch Design” captions are much easier to read.

    typo in Continuity does mean just one design type heading

    You need to figure out how to word the section on inclines and slopes. How do you deal with hilly towns, like Rathfriland, where it would be impossible? this is probably the extreme case, but Hilly towns will have areas with steeper gradients than 4% and no way to avoid it

    In the solution section, you have periods after some of the links

    you have section names in the images and then in larger font in the text below, I’d prefer the large font on the image only.

    In the section about prority, I’d suggest being firmer: cycling and walking infrastructure along main roads should have the same priority as motor traffic travelling along the main road, and not just at minor junctions/gates etc.

  2. Aisling Mathews August 11, 2020 at 8:08 am

    Hi,

    Excellent resource! I am by no means an expert but I wondered if it would be a good idea to include a small section on tunnel / underpass design. This doesn’t specifically apply to cyclists but it is good in general. One important point on how they design underpasses in the Netherlands is that you should always be able to see “out” to the other side before entering. This way you can’t go around a corner in the underpass and come across a nasty surprise… This makes the underpass a lot safer and more accessible, and allows you to use it at all times of the day.
    I’m sure there are other aspects of cycle lane design that could be looked at differently if you consider anti social behaviour…

    Hope that helps,
    Aisling.

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