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Upland Pathwork - Construction Standards for Scotland (Upland Path Advisory Group)
New 3rd edition good practice guidance manual covering the practical aspects of upland pathwork techniques including drainage, surfacing and site restoration. The manual also covers the basic principles in which the techniques should be used when upland pathworks are carried out.

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A Technical Guide to the Design and Construction of Lowland Recreation Routes (Scottish Natural Heritage)
Quick reference manual providing practical advice on the engineering elements of how to construct routes for walkers, cyclists and horse riders on lowland countryside sites. Detailed information about assessing the site and approaching construction to help ensure the path is safe, durable and enjoyable to use.

Cycle by design

Cycle Infrastructure Design (Local Transport Note 2/08, Department of Transport)
Joint guidance between the Scottish Executive, Welsh Assembly Government and the Department of Transport. Primarily aimed at local authority transport practitioners, it brings together and updates previously available guidance on on-road and off-road cycling provision into a single, comprehensive design guide.

Cycle Infrastructure: Design Guidance and Best Practice (SEStran)
Design and best practice guidance to help local authorities, developers and others involved in providing new cycling infrastructure, whether specifically for cycling or for taking cycling into account for all forms of transportation infrastructure. The guidance provides basic information about cycle auditing and monitoring that can be used to help identify measures to improve a particular infrastructure scheme, a route or part of a network for cycling based on five key principles – coherence, directness, attractiveness, safety and comfort. It also provides basic information about surfaces for both on-road and off-road cycle infrastructure provision.

Cycling infrastructure design

Department for Tranport - local tranport leaflet 1/04 - Village speed limits

Department for Transport - Traffic Signs Manual - Chapter 2 - Primary routes destinations in England by region

Department for Transport - Traffic Signs Manual - Chapter 3 - regulatory signs

Department for Transport - Traffic Signs Manual - Chapter 4 - warning signs

Department for Transport - Traffic Signs Manual - Chapter 5 - road markings

Department for Transport - Traffic Signs Manual - Chapter 7 The Design of Traffic Signs

Department for Transport - Traffic Signs Manual - Chapter 8 (part 1) road works and temporary situations - design (2009)

Department for Transport - Traffic Signs Manual - Chapter 8 (part 3) road works and temporary situations

Department of Transport - BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR SPECIFICATION OF MODERN NEGATIVE TEXTURE SURFACES (NTS) ON LOCAL AUTHORITY HIGHWAYS

Department of Transport - Traffic Advisory Leaflet 11/94 December 1994 Traffic calming regulations (Scotland)

Deprtment for Transport - Traffic Advisory Leaflet 1/98 February 1998 Speed cushion schemes

Deprtment of Transport - THE DESIGN OF PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS - Chapter 4

Design Manual for Road and Bridge Works - comprehensive technical guidance which is often directly applicable to access

DESIGN MANUAL FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES VOLUME 6 ROAD GEOMETRY SECTION 3 HIGHWAY FEATURES PART 5 TA 87/04 TRAFFIC CALMING ON TRUNK ROADS A PRACTICAL GUIDE

INTERIM ADVICE NOTE 157/11 THIN SURFACE COURSE SYSTEMS - INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE Interim Advice Note 157/11 Thin Surface Course Systems - Installation and maintenance

Manual of Contract Documents - Standard constructin details

National Cycle Network Guidelines and Practical Details (Sustrans)
Comprehensive guidance and detail set on a design philosophy and criteria for the National Cycle Network that is equally suitable for on-road cycling and off-road cycling infrastructure at a regional and local level.

National Path Demonstration Site (Paths for All)
Path demonstration sites at Oatridge College and Battleby providing technical advice and guidance about different path surfaces, bridges, gates, and much much more...

Outdoor Access Design Guide (Paths for All)
Comprehensive manual providing advice on the selection and design of structures that accommodate and assist public access in the countryside. Detailed technical drawings and specifications are available for the construction and installation of gaps and barriers, gates, stiles, steps and ramps, fences, boardwalks and seats and picnic tables.

SEPA Technical Guidance Note On-site management of Japanese Knotweed and associated contaminated soils

Technical Tip of the Month... (Paths for All)
Monthly technical tips providing advice and guidance to help those developing and managing paths.

The Stone Trust - dry stone wall good practice

The Traffic Signs and General Directions 2016

TSRGD 2002 - superseded - working drawings

Walking and cycling infrastructure guidance


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