WINNER : Most Innovative paper 2022
In 2018, TfGM presented the “CYCLOPS – Creating Protected Junctions” paper at the JCT Symposium. Through this paper TfGM shared the concept of CYCLOPS – a design technique created by TfGM engineers that protects cyclists by providing an external orbital cycle route, separating cyclists from general traffic in space or time at traffic signal junctions. Since 2018, the concept has been brought to life with numerous CYCLOPS junctions either built or in development in Greater Manchester and further afield.
In 2022, this paper “CYCLOPS Junction Design – Real Life Worked Examples” aims to build on the original concept paper by exploring the design methodology and actions taken when utilising the CYCLOPS design technique on an existing traffic signal junction.
Using real life examples, the paper provides an insight into the role of the Design Engineer in achieving the Client”s brief to provide new and improved walking and cycling facilities; dedicated cycle phases segregated from carriageway traffic and pedestrians; and minimised impact on delay/capacity to current traffic flows through the junction.
The aspects considered within the paper include junction modelling, 2D geometrical design and signal & ducting design.