Cycling and Walking Map
We have currently run out of Cycling & Walking maps. We expect to have an updated map available late in 2015, which will be available via libraries, leisure centres, bike shops and cycle hubs.
The Birmingham Cycling and Walking map is available in both paper and interactive form. Additionally, an open source map and journey planner is available from cycle streets. This useful tool shows cycle parking, cycle shops and other places of interest. If you wish to design your own map or app, OpenData is available.
The Cycling and Walking map of Birmingham was launched on 14 March 2006 and has been updated several times since then. The paper map is double-sided with north Birmingham on one side and south Birmingham on the other. There is also a more detailed city centre insert.
The map shows:
- Traffic-free cycling and walking routes, including routes through parks and on canal towpaths;
- On-road cycle lanes, including advisory (marked by dashed white lines, vehicles may enter when appropriate) and mandatory cycle lanes (marked by solid white lines, vehicles may not enter) and bus lanes;
- Signed cycling routes;
- An advisory network of quieter roads, suitable for cyclists who prefer to avoid main roads; and
- Locations of cycle parking, bike shops and other cycling hubs.
The map also includes lots of useful information and advice for new and experienced cyclists, including how to get cycling or walking, safe cycling advice, walking for health, useful contacts including clubs and organisations and guidance for making a journey which involves walking or cycling and public transport.