Forgiving kerbing

'Forgiving kerbs' are angled, or splayed, kerbs that can be easily traversed by cycles, while still presenting a clear physical height difference between a cycleway and a footway.

They are an essential way of reducing crash risk, and also maximise the effective width of a cycleway. They are also important because they allow users who cannot dismount, or who cannot dismount easily, to enter and exit cycleways. 

Forgiving kerb, bi-directional cycleway, Delft

In the UK, forgiving kerbing can be constructed by employing a standard HB3 kerb, but laid on its side. This is the approach that has been used to construct cycleways in the city of Leicester.

HB3 Forgiving kerb Leicester

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