Guide of good practice for cycle infrastructure in Wallonia

There are many reference books on cycle infrastructure. As a result, local and regional planners sometimes appear to be inundated with information and find it difficult to select the solution that best fits their specific situation.

Moreover, the legislation in force for cyclists is manifold, complicated and constantly amended. The Belgian highway code and road managers’ code gather all the legislation on road traffic as a whole, in which it is sometimes difficult to find the required “cycle” information quickly.

On the other hand, cycle infrastructure is developing rapidly in Wallonia, partly thanks to the numerous mobility plans that offer various measures for the promotion of cycling in the municipalities concerned. Moreover, since the implementation of the “Crédits d’Impulsions” (boost credits) that have now become “Plans Escargots” (snail, i.e. slow-traffic plans), sizeable financial aids have been granted to municipalities that develop cycle facilities and routes in town and in the various villages scattered around it.

In order to achieve homogeneity and consistency in providing facilities throughout Wallonia, SPW entrusted BRRC with the drafting of a guide of good practice for cycle infrastructure. The main purpose of this guide is to provide all public bodies (regions, municipalities, etc.) and organizations (engineering consultancy firms, etc.) involved in cycle facilities with an easy-to-use reference work in which they can rapidly find the necessary information for the provision of a consistent and safe facilitiy that is suitable for all. The guide consists of two theoretical booklets complemented by technical fact sheets.

The guide only exists in French, you can find more information about it here