Cycling Infrastructure – Planning & Design

IHE’s Professional Certificate in Cycling Infrastructure – planning & design accredits your competence in this specialist field.

Cycling Infrastructure certificates are available at Practitioner level and are open to all highways practitioners. IHE membership is not required, and you don’t need any specific academic qualifications or to take a training course.

To obtain Practitioner level members must successfully demonstrate their competence within at least eight of the following fourteen modules.

You’ll be asked to prove that you meet the standards of competence at the desired level to gain the certificate, this includes demonstrating that you have:

  • A clear understanding of national and local cycling policies and design guides.

  • Development of network planning for cyclists across an area or route based initiatives.

  • An understanding of cycle safety initiatives and the application of preventative measures.

  • An understanding of evaluation techniques, research projects and how these have influenced policy or treatments.

  • Knowledge and experience of effective parking measures and how these influence usage.

  • A thorough knowledge of providing for cyclists at junctions including those with signal control.

  • Knowledge of key factors and provision for cyclists at different roundabout types and an understanding of the interaction with other modes.

  • An understanding of designing for cyclists within shared space environments and the interaction with other modes.

  • Knowledge and experience of designing for cyclists on links, different cycle lane types and the delivery of successful cycle lane schemes.

  • An understanding of how cycling can be integrated into public transport networks in terms of design, planning and multi-modal trips.

  • Experience of effecting modal shift, increasing cycle numbers through policy or infrastructure.

  • Experience of implementing successful way-finding, branding or signing schemes.

  • Use of complementary measures through the Travel Planning process. Experience of training initiatives, financial schemes, cycle events, cycle repair and maintenance schemes.

  • Experience of implementing cycle schemes on traffic free routes. An understanding of minimum service requirements, design guides, interaction with other modes.

You’ll need to submit an experience report and compile a portfolio of your work matched to the Cycling Infrastructure Standards of Competence. You’ll then be required to present your work at an interview with two assessors. A step-by-step guide to application and guides to competency requirements are available to download. You can progress on to becoming an IHE member or fellow, and Engineering Council registration is also possible for those with the right academic qualifications or experience.


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