FAST CYCLING ROUTES, WHAT ARE THEY?
Fast cycling routes are “high standard bicycle paths reserved for cyclists for fast and direct commuting over long distances.”
The 5 widely agreed criteria for high-quality cycling infrastructure can be applied to fast cycle routes. These are: 1. Safety, 2. Coherence, 3. Directness, 4. Comfort, 5. Attractiveness.
Beyond that, additional commonly agreed criteria and characteristics do not exist yet as the concept of fast cycling routes is relatively new.