MCM - Planning and Design (Specialism 1: Planning)

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Making Cycling Mainstream covers Planning & Design, Policy & Strategy and Behaviour Change.  For each learning stream there are a variety of levels available from Foundation to Practitioner.  

Candidates who complete the Planning and Designing Specialism 1 module will:

–Describe the process involved in planning and preliminary design of new cycle routes (including on-road and off-road)
–Identify the constraints on new cycle routes
–Discuss the options for new cycle routes

This will be an interactive session including group exercises.

Attendance and participation counts as recognised CPD time.

MCM is aimed at Roads Engineers, Urban designers, planners, local authority officers, RTP staff, Outdoor access staff, community groups, elected members and anyone who wishes to learn more about design for cycling infrastructure. Specialism One is aimed at anyone familiar with the basic principles of Planning and Design and who wants to apply these principles in more detail to a cycling project.

MCM courses are delivered by a range of skilled facilitators and / or industry experts representing both Cycling Scotland and partner organisations

Minimum Age


What skills do I need?

Candidates will benefit most from this course where they can apply knowledge and learning to a cycling or walking project they will be involved in..

How long does it take?

3 hours

What will I need?

What will it cost?

Free of charge

What's next?

Participants can progress from Specialism 1 to Specialism 2 before moving onto a written assessment for Practitioner level. This provides a pathway of CPD accredited training within a specific learning stream.

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