London Cycle Map Campaign: Cycle Lifestyle Magazine
Wouldn't it be great to have a London Cycle Map that’s clear and easy to use and corresponds to a unified network of signed cycle routes throughout Greater London: the cycling equivalent of the London Underground Map.Category: News & Events
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Cycle Lifestyle magazine’s new campaign and petition promises to change the capital forever, by giving more people the confidence to cycle and to do so in safety. The big idea is to create a single ‘London Cycle Map’ that’s clear and easy to use and corresponds to a unified network of signed cycle routes throughout Greater London: the cycling equivalent of the London Underground Map.
The Greater & Central London Cycle Maps were created by Simon Parker & Illustrated by Jon Haste
A London Cycle Map would make cyclists much less vulnerable, because its network of routes would use quieter roads (as well as parks and canals), with signs telling drivers to what to expect. And navigating by bike would become so much easier, with signs guiding cyclists unerringly to their destination just like on the tube. Wherever you were in London, you’d be within minutes of a cycle network that could lead you wherever you wanted to go.
Decent cycle routes already exist in the capital, but there’s no consistency in their signage, and you need bunches of different maps to cover Greater London. In 1931, Harry Beck’s famous tube-map succeeded in taming a chaotic system of underground lines. Something similar is needed today for the capital’s cycle routes.
London would be transformed by a London Cycle Map – into a greener, cleaner, quieter and friendlier city. Please lend your voice to the chorus by signing their petition at: