Endinburgh cyclists launch interactive map

Endinburgh cyclists launch interactive  map

The bicycle recycling charity, Bike Station has launched the ‘Innertube’, an interactive map inspired by the London Underground map that incorporates Edinburgh’s principal off-street cycle paths.

Developed through the Climate Challenge Fund Better way to work project, the Bike Station and Edinburgh and Lothian and Greenspace Trust have been awarded £98,100 from the People’s Postcode Lottery to develop the map further, by improving some of the paths, looking at signage and to actively promote the routes through an innovative social media and online mapping project.

Users are invited to click on the map and can download it. Paper copies will be distributed soon and are already available in the Edinburgh bike station.

Edinburgh is the principal gateway to Scotland and is the 2nd city in the UK for international tourist arrivals. 45 per cent of all overseas visitors to Scotland visit to Edinburgh. Four million visitors per year are attracted to the city, spending £1.7 billion in 2006.

The Bike Station is Edinburgh and Perth’s bicycle recycling and cycling promotion charity. Working to support cyclists, on location and at the Bike Station, and help other organisations promote cycling and bike maintenance skills.