Routing for cyclists

This article describes the production of a series of local cycle route maps by local authorities in the area of Greater Manchester, north-west England. Work on the mapping project started in 2004 to create a geographical information system (GIS) database. For each link in the network, data were stored including whether the route was proposed or open for use; the type of route; and the surface. The data could be used for varying purposes by the local authority to produce different types of map, plotted at any scale. A mapping contractor turned the data into a set of published maps, with information panels to show cycle-specific road signs, and a background which showed all roads but only named major ones. Three types of on-road route were shown: advisory, signed, and having some provision for cyclists. Off-road routes were also divided into three categories: rough surface, all-weather surface, and canal towpath routes. Feedback has been positive. (A)


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16-17
  • Serial:
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01043787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2007 8:24AM