The Department provides guidance on the design of cycle infrastructure in Local Transport Note 2/08. This can be accessed at the following address:
Improving the safety of cyclists is one of the underlying principles of this guidance. The Department is in the process of updating the note to take account of developments since its publication in 2008, and aims to publish a revised version by the end of 2018.The Department is also helping local authorities to prepare Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans, which will help them to take a more strategic approach to improving conditions for cycling in their areas. Finally, The Department funds Bikeability, the national cycle training programme, and has a number of cycle safety related THINK! campaigns which local authorities can publicise in their area.