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Cycling in Birmingham

In Birmingham you will find traffic free cycling routes, including canal towpaths, on road cycle lanes and signed routes on quieter roads. More confident cyclists may also choose to cycle on larger roads, mixing with faster moving traffic.

The Birmingham Cycling and Walking map is available online.

An open source map and journey planner is available from CycleStreets. 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 Birmingham Cycling & Walking 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
  • Locations of cycle parking, bike shops and other cycling hubs

Please note that the map is not always fully up to date with the new routes and route upgrades we are implementing through Birmingham Cycle Revolution.

Use of our maps is at your own risk. Birmingham City Council is not responsible for any injury or loss resulting from the use of these maps.