Search News

Results: 1-10 of 2587


Start again

11 Aug 2020

The Government has begun Shop Local Week, seven days of concentrated activity encouraging shoppers to return to their local high street and shop safely.

6 Aug 2020

Increased scrutiny is being placed upon the UK's growing use of Buy Now Pay Later services

5 Aug 2020

The free ActSmart subscription offer was taken up by a large number of businesses across the UK, helping to raise hundreds of pounds for a great cause

5 Aug 2020

The brands currently bossing customer experience and the six key pillars to drive your business in the right direction

5 Aug 2020

Organisers say Local Bike Shop Day provides a perfect vehicle for cycle shops to encourage local residents to resurrect their own as well as their children's bikes, or upgrade or buy new if...

4 Aug 2020 | 1 comment

The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered through Cycling UK and participating retailers to provide free bike repair and maintenance workup to a...

28 Jul 2020 | 1 comment

In recognition of the unique times we're in Cycle to Work Day are asking people to cycle for a reason personal to them for the chance to win a prize.

28 Jul 2020 | 4 comments

The first batch of bike repair vouchers worth £50 have been released to the public in a pilot scheme to encourage thousands of people get back into cycling

28 Jul 2020

To help with recruitment in the retail sector during these extremely challenging times, Indie Retail are offering free job listings across anarray of platforms in a bid to unite employers with...

27 Jul 2020

This is the last week to sign up for the ACT's charity appeal bronze subscription raising money for the National Emergencies Trust (NET)!

Back to news menu

Sustrans reveals new software to help design more inclusive cycling routes

Posted on in Brands & Products News , Cycles News

cycle pathSustrans have recently announced that they have adapted the AutoTURN® software which will help engineers and town planners design streets that make cycling convenient and accessible to more people.

The AutoTURN® software was originally designed to analyse and accommodate movement of motor vehicles but has now been adapted to simulate accurate real-life movements of people who cycle. This software will play a key role in identifying potential barriers on paths as well as ensuring smooth flow and turn for different types of cycles, including tricycles, tandems and cargo bikes.

As a result, engineers get real-time feedback at the design stage on whether a path or a cycle track is accessible and practical for different types of cycles.

Sustrans carried out a series of field tests to help assess the turning characteristics of cycles manoeuvrability, this included: how quickly someone can steer from a straight-line path into a curve, how fast someone can travel around a tight bend, and how far they need to lean to do so.

The purpose of this new software is to ensure that cycling infrastructure is designed to consistently high standards and help make cycling inclusive for everyone.


Giulio Ferrini, Head of Built Environment at Sustrans said: "The lack of consistent, high-quality cycling infrastructure across the UK means that many people don't see cycling as an everyday means of transport.

"Currently, only 7% of disabled people cycle in the UK but 33% would like to start.

"We believe this tool can play an instrumental role in opening up cycling to more people, as it clearly displays in a user-friendly way how different cycles move through space and their varying space requirements.

"This will ensure that local authorities and partners design streets and urban environments that are more practical, accessible and inclusive."

Isabelle Clement, Director of Wheels for Wellbeing, said the new tool will help to transform designers' thinking around cycling and inclusivity:

"Too often we find that cycle infrastructure fails to accommodate the needs of non-standard cycles, which not only excludes many disabled cyclists but also family and freight cyclists who use larger cycles.

"With this exciting new piece of software, however, we have something that could radically change designers' perception of cycling, and which could ultimately lead to more accessible and inclusive cycle infrastructure."

Our designers are currently using AutoTURN® to ensure that designs are accessible and practical for more people.

According to Sustrans, the bike simulation tools will be commercially available next year.

Reader Comments (1)

http://test.moschaitorg.ru/forum/?PAGE_NAME=profile_view&UID=3735 http://dss.shtrih-m.ru/forum/index.php?PAGE_NAME=profile_view&UID=11177 http://bbs.csxfc.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=55889 https://www.diendanmevabe.com/members/87047-ilisstina.html https://syrodelie.com/communication/forum/user/16123/

Hunterzem, 11 Dec 2019

Back to news menu

Add a comment

It is quicker to comment when you login

Your email address will only be used to contact you regarding this comment. We will not share your email address with anyone and it will not be published on the website.