The Transport Social Inventions Award 1993 went to EuroBike, a Danish company which is trying out a City-Bike project in the southern Denmark town of Nakshov. Their bikes are available for borrowing from coin operated rack in exchange for a deposit of 20 krone (around Â£2). The bikes have a distinctive heavy-duty construction, with puncture-proof solid tyres, and an advertising placard built into the frame. The advertisements are expected to cover expenses, including the cost of a team of mechanics to inspect the racks and make repairs.
The UK 1998 Cycle Audit and Review guidelines can be used to help ensure opportunities to improve conditions for cycling are properly considered in new road schemes, and to help assess the cycle friendliness of existing transport networks and links. UK local authorities are expected to integrate cycling into their local transport plans, improving provision for cyclists. These guidelines will help them achieve this by helping resources to be targeted to best effect. The guidelines have been drawn up in response to a recommendation in the National Cycling Strategy that cycle audit procedures were needed to ensure that opportunities to enhance cycling conditions are not missed, or even inadvertently made worse when changed to transport infrastructure are planned. The guidelines explain the procedures for evaluating new and existing roads in order that much better provision can be made for cyclists in the future.
Cycle Audit' is a systematic procedure applied to planned changes to the transport network which is designed to ensure that opportunities to encourage cycling are considered comprehensively and that cycling conditions are not inadvertently made worse.
Cycle Review' is a systematic process applied to existing transport networks, which is designed to identify their positive and negative attributes for cycling, and to assess ways that those networks can be changed in order to encourage cycling.