IMPROVING CYCLEWAY SAFETY AND RIDER EXPERIENCE
We are being increasingly encouraged to cycle to and from work and limit the usage of cars in city centres and other built up locations. However there are currently no specific regulations set out for cycleway surfaces in the UK.
Plenty of advice has been offered however, covering the key considerations such as skid-resistance, durability and colour demarcation.
It has become common practice to include coloured demarcation along cycle routes to improve user safety, especially in areas of high traffic, junctions and on corners or other high risk areas.
These high risk areas are a critical area to improve the safety, as almost two-thirds of cyclists Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) are at or near junctions, where the risk is greater. (J. Knowles et al, 2009)
When applying a coloured demarcation, it is important to consider the skid-resistance variation between existing surface and the new coloured surface.
Ideally this variation needs to be minimal in order to maintain consistency across the riders entire route and improve safety when passing on and off these coloured areas.
Meon have developed UltraGrip L244, a product specifically for cycleways, and have tested it to the rigorous MPAS standard for guaranteed quality and performance:
- Consistent finish for increased safety
- Consistent performance over lifetime
- UV stable maintains clear demarcation
EFFECTIVE CYCLE LANE COATING APPLICATION
Watch our Virtual EXPO video where we run through how to effectively carry out cycle route coatings with a high-quality finish and excellent durability.
We are being increasingly encouraged to cycle to and from work and limit the usage of cars in city centres and other built up locations.
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