Cycle Safety and Traffic Management Best Practice Guideline

A best practice guideline for cyclists which aims to safely manage cyclists through roadwork sites.

The Cycle Safety and Traffic Management document was produced by SCIRT’s Traffic Management team in collaboration with the road controlling authority, the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC), and with input from cyclist groups in the city.

The document provided multiple options to manage cyclists through and around worksites based on the location of the worksite, constraints on road space, and the existing cycle infrastructure.

It presented options in order of preference to help the site traffic management supervisor choose the best and safest option for the particular site, and provided clarity for the industry regarding the best options for sign placement and minimum space requirements for cyclists, motorists and pedestrians.

The document also provided several generic diagrams and photographs to illustrate how sites should be arranged when implementing any of the preferred cycle management set-ups.

Prior to the implementation of this guideline SCIRT received multiple comments and complaints about the hazards posed, particularly because of signs being placed in cycleways. As a result of implementing this guideline across all SCIRT work sites, few to no complaints are received from cyclists, and there were no accidents or incidents affecting cyclists.

The Christchurch Transport Operations Centre have updated this guideline. When released it will be available on the TMP for Christchurch website:


Best Practice for Cyclists - Christchurch Cover
Best Practice for Cyclists - Christchurch

A best practice traffic management guideline, produced in February 2014, which helps traffic management team members manage cyclists through road work sites safely.


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