Chester Cycle Network Tube Map Published

Chester Cycle Network Tube Map
Chester Cycle Network Tube Map

The University of Chester and the Chester Cycling Campaign have together produced a colourful graphical ‘tube map’ depicting routes for cyclists between key destinations in the city and beyond. Based on the design style of the famous London Underground map, cycle tube maps serve a similar purpose in giving cyclists a quick overview of the local cycle network.

Cycle tube maps are also a useful lobbying tool as the maps illustrate easily to local decision-makers where a desired network of infrastructure would be best placed and what the current quality of the network is. As shortcomings in the local network are readily visible on the maps, they can aid the planning of new cycle infrastructure.

The local Chester Cycle Network Tube Map shows off-road, quiet and segregated cycle routes in and around the city. University of Chester students will find it particularly useful in planning journeys between University sites, including Thornton Science Park, Kingsway and the main Parkgate campus.

There are broadly four types of routes detailed on the map: traffic free, segregated cycle paths, cycle routes on road and those for experienced cyclists only. Each type of route is colour coded for easy identification. The map is available as a free PDF download below. Printed copies of the map are also available to students at the University of Chester.

We hope you find this map useful. Please use the comment form below if you have any suggestions or feedback regarding the map.

Chester Cycle Network Tube Map Download


  1. Perhaps it’s. because of idiot car drivers and limited road space eg Hoole Bridge forcing them off the road?
    Pedestrians are no angels on the Cycle Path often with uncontrolled animals and children creating additional cycling hazards, not forgetting walking 4 abreast the path…
    Final point; count the numbers of cyclist on the pavement and road and you’ll find the former are a very small minority.

  2. Why bother producing a tube map for cyclists when they just ride on the pavements irresponsibly endangering pedestrians ?
    When reproached for this they just respond with vile expletives and a threat of violence.

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