12 June 2017

New online cycle map: a route to suit every rider

A new online cycle map has been created by the city council to help cyclists in Brighton & Hove choose routes which suit how they like to ride.

It shows features like cycle lanes and cycle contraflows as well as handy spots like cycle shops and parking.

The map is aimed at local cyclists wanting to know more about recent cycling improvements, and visitors looking for things like cycle hire and repair, traffic free routes or rural rides on the city’s downland fringe.

Map users can select the area they want to cycle in and look for the type of route they prefer.  They can also add landmarks, street names, cycle parking, light-controlled crossings, cycle shops and repairs.  Many more features suggested by local cyclists have been included.

There is also an option to print or save a copy of a customised map and to add notes.

Chair of the council’s environment, transport and sustainability committee said: “The new online map recognises that people want different things from their cycle network.  Some like off-road or quiet areas to build confidence or leisure cycling.  Others want more direct, faster routes. The council has done masses of work to improve cycling facilities and numbers. The map makes those all clear and helps make cycling more practical and enjoyable for all levels of experience.”

Officials say the map will be updated regularly to include new features, such as the city’s forthcoming cycle hire service – due for launch in September.

The map can be found at www.brightonandhovecyclemap.co.uk  It can be viewed on home computers, laptops, mobiles or tablets. The council says it welcomes feedback from users, which can be sent via a link on the map.