A cycle highway is a mobility product that provides a high-quality, functional cycling connection. It's the backbone of a cycle network, connecting cities, suburbs, residential areas and major (work) places for all kind of different users
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The Cycle Highway Manual is a product of the CHIPS (Cycle Highways Innovation for smarter People transport and Spatial planning) project. It summarises 3 years of knowledge sharing and research between partners from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, UK and Denmark. It aims to be a help for professionals that deal with cycle highway planning, design, construction, selling, maintenance, monitoring or evaluation.
Governance, organisation, planning process, data and tools
During the three years of the CHIPS project, we faced an unforeseen issue: we were using different words in different parts of Europe, which made knowledge transfer difficult. This Lexicon is an attempt to identify a common vocabulary for the concepts and specific terms used in the Cycle Highway Manual
This is an AI-generated map of all the potential cycle highways in Europe. Zoom into your region and explore how your cycle network is connected to the potentially best locations for a cycle highway. This European fishing lake for potential cycle highways helps you to:
Envision a future cycle highway (network) in your region
To create a common understanding of cycle highways among cycle highway professionals, the Maturity Assessment Tool has been developed by CHIPS partners. It will help you evaluate the quality of your infrastructure.
22 criteria to assess your cycle highway
4 maturity levels: from threshold level 1 (minimum) to level 4 (European benchmark).
The CHIPS project (Cycle Highways Innovation for smarter People Transport and Spatial Planning) researched and promoted cycle highways as an effective, cost-efficient and low-emission solution for commuting towards and from urban employment poles. CHIPS demonstrated that, especially in combination with the growing number of e-bikes, cycle highways can effectively get commuters out of their cars, reducing congestion in cities, improving air quality and promoting a healthy lifestyle.