Parallel alignment

Parallel alignment describes separate parallel provision for walking and cycling along a given route. An example is the New Malden to Raynes Park cycle route in Kingston, which has two distinct paths, separated by grass, for walking and cycling respectively.

In technical engineering documentation, this is sometimes known as segregated shared use, however, we discourage the use of that term because it sounds confusing and contradictory to many people, because of the negative associations of segregation, and because of its association with poor quality infrastructure designs.