„We need an infrastructure from 8 to 80, which is always safe, forgiving mistakes and attractive“ Martin Randelhoff, traffic scientist
Cozy and comfortable, cycle path is wide, safe, good surface
Would you let your 12 year old son or your 80 year old grandma cycle there?
Is the cycle path sufficiently wide (at least 2.30 meters) and the surface is smooth?
If both questions can be answered with Yes, the route is green, otherwise at least yellow.
Average, cycle path has room for improvements
Is the cycle path acceptable with minor restrictions?
Examples: The cycle path is safe but the ground is bumpy. The cycle path is wide and flat but runs unprotected on the road.
Stressful, cycle path is very narrow, not safe
Is there any strong restriction on safety and comfort level.
Examples: The bike path is too narrow, is located on a busy road, the surface is badly damaged. No cycle path with a lot of car traffic.
Gap, no cycle path on busy roads, gap in the network, bridge under construction
The cycle route is interrupted, there are no cycle paths on busy roads.[:]