New National Cycle Manual distributed to councils

— NTA also publishes guidance on roundabout retrofitting and Safe Routes to School designs.

The National Transport Authority has distributed the new National Cycle Manual to councils around Ireland, and it now replaces the old manual published in 2011.

The manual has yet to be published online, the website version of the old manual has been replaced with a PDF of that manual.

A forward in the Manual states: “The Cycle Design Manual has been prepared by the National Transport Authority (NTA) and overseen by the Department of Transport. This manual replaces the previous National Cycle Manual, published by the NTA in 2011, which is now withdrawn.”

It is understood that the plan is adust the manual in the first 6-12 months based on feedback.

The NTA has also published three new documents — Roundabout Retrofit – Including Rapid Build Options, Rapid Build Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Front of School Improvements Advice Note, and Rapid Build Active Travel Facilities.

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