Guidance and information on cycling policy, infrastructure, grant funding, standards and statistics.

The government is encouraging more people to cycle more safely and more often.

Cycling and walking investment strategy

Local cycling and walking infrastructure plans

Cycle to work scheme

The cycle to work scheme encourages employees to cycle to work and allows employers to benefit from a healthier workforce. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom (HMRC) has published information for employers on scheme expenses and benefits. If you are an employee who is interested in cycle to work, you should speak to your employer to find out whether they have signed up for the scheme.

Cycling grants and funding

Cycling standards and safety

  1. THINK! cyclist

    • Guidance
  2. Cycle Safety Fund: funded schemes

    • Guidance
  3. The National Standard for cycle training and Bikeability

    • Guidance
  4. National standard for cycle training outcomes

    • Guidance

Cycling infrastructure

The Cycle Proofing Working Group advises the Department for Transport, public bodies, government departments and devolved agencies on cycle proofing policy.

Case studies: developing new cycling infrastructure:

Case studies that illustrate examples of good practice when developing new cycling infrastructure.

Commissioned by the Cycle Proofing Working Group, the studies focus on the processes taken when delivering cycling provision rather than the infrastructure itself.

Examples covered include stakeholder communications, consultations, design, planning and implementation, lessons learnt and impact.

  1. Improving Lewes Road in Brighton for buses, cyclist and pedestrians

    • Case study
  2. Cycle-only green lights installed in York

    • Case study
  3. Two-way cycle lanes in North Laine, Brighton

    • Case study
  4. Building a bridge for cyclists and pedestrians in Worcester

    • Case study
  5. Introducing a cycle crossing on the A4174

    • Case study
  6. Testing protected cycle lanes in Salford

    • Case study
  7. Changing roads to public spaces in Walthamstow Village

    • Case study
  8. Improving Beaconsfield town centre for cyclists and pedestrians

    • Case study
  9. Wide cycle lanes on main radial route: Hills Road, Cambridge

    • Case study
  10. Wide crossing for cyclists and pedestrians: Granby Street Gateway, Leicester

    • Case study

Cycling research and statistics

  1. Predicting the demand for cycling

    • Research and analysis
  2. The value of cycling: rapid evidence review of the economic benefits of cycling

    • Research and analysis
  3. Cycle city ambition grant monitoring plan

    • Independent report
  4. Employment effects of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund

    • Research and analysis
  5. Cycling and walking: the economic case for action

    • Research and analysis
  6. Sustainable travel projects: revenue and capital investment

    • Research and analysis
  7. Economic case for the cycle ambition grants

    • Research and analysis
  8. CycleNetXChange

    • Guidance
  9. Assessing cycling and walking investment options

    • Research and analysis

Cycling laws and regulations

Get Britain Cycling inquiry

In August 2013 the government responded to the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s ‘Get Britain Cycling’ report.

Cycling City and Towns programme

The Cycling City, Cycling Towns programme saw selected towns and cities across England receiving funding to significantly increase their cycling levels.

Cycling consultations


Published 20 March 2015
Last updated 21 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. Cycling and walking investment strategy.
  2. Cycling research and case studies published.
  3. Published 'Cycling city ambition grant: monitoring plan'
  4. 'Setting the first walking and cycling investment strategy' document published.
  5. Promoting Cycle to Work Day.
  6. First published.