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“Middle Aged Man In Lycra”. A favourite of journalists and bloggers who seek to turn cycling into a tribal thing done by a minority …  

Mandatory cycle lane

A cycle lane marked by a solid (unbroken) white line. It is 'mandatory' in the sense that drivers of motor vehicles are not permitted to enter it, rather than being mandatory for cyclists to use it.

Manual for Streets

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UK Government guidance for street design practitioners - abbreviated to MfS, or MfS2. 

Mesh density

'Mesh density' describes whether a cycle network is 'dense' or 'loose'.

A good, dense cycle network will have parallel routes close to each other - a high mesh density. 

Minor side road

A side road carrying only small amounts of motor traffic; typically only a small number of residential properties.

Mobility scooter

A mobility scooter is an electrically-powered scooter for those with mobility problems.

UK law divides mobility scooters (along with powered wheelchairs) into two categories - Class 2, and Class 3, invalid carriages.

Modal filter

modal filter is a feature used to limit through-journeys along a street by certain modes of transport. Modal filters are used to achieve fil

Modal share

The percentage of the total share which a given mode of transport makes up. For example nationally cycling makes up a 2% modal share in the UK.


'Monofunctionality' is one of the principles of the Dutch system of Sustainable Safety.


An acronym, standing for Microprocessor Optimised Vehicle Actuated control, a system developed by TRL in the 1980s, and used at signal-controlled junctions.

MTS (London)

"Mayor's Transport Strategy". Around every 10 years, the Mayor prepares a long-term document laying out the transport strategy and key associated targets that reaches far beyond the current term.


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When used in a standard, 'must' is a statutory obligation.