Cycle Proofing Working Group

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

Cycle proofing is a process which over time ensures that the built environment generally, and roads specifically, are seen to be safe, convenient and pleasant for cycle use by people of all ages and abilities.

Terms of reference

The aim of the Cycle Proofing Working Group is to improve the quality of UK roads for cycling by:

  • sharing knowledge of cycle proofing with those designing and implementing cycle infrastructure on UK roads
  • conducting research on innovative approaches to cycle proofing
  • encouraging the training of engineers and planners in cycle proofing
  • advising on cycle proofing standards
  • advising on how to better integrate policies that impact cycle proofing, such as planning policy
  • advising on the maintenance of roads to improve conditions for cycling

See full terms of reference below.

Cycle proofing working group terms of reference

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Meeting dates

The group meets 6 times per year, on the first Tuesday of every second month.


The group is made up of technical experts on the design and implementation of highway cycling infrastructure. Current members are:

  • Department for Transport (Chair)
  • Highways Agency
  • Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Institute of Highways Engineers
  • Transport for London
  • Local authority representatives
  • British Cycling
  • CTC, the national cycling charity
  • Sustrans



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