Wednesday, 19 June 2013

New Cycle Map For Cambridge Tourists

Thanks to the European ‘Bike Friendly Cities’ project, Cambridgeshire County Council has published a new map of Cambridge for pedal powered tourists, which will be launched today (June 19) during Bikeweek.

The map, based on the existing city cycle map, includes French and Spanish translations, and provides information on cycle hire and tours, as well as recommending a cycle tour of the city centre and routes out to Grantchester and Ely.

Having consulted with staff at the Tourist Information centre and local cycle hire and tour companies, it was felt that Spanish and French were the most suitable languages to be used on the map as these nations provide the largest number of foreign independent travellers or students to the city

The map will be available at Cambridge and Ely Tourist Information Centres, as well as Cambridge and Ely railway stations. It will also be stocked by local hotels and cycle-hire and tour companies.

County Councillor Ian Bates, Cabinet Member for Growth and Planning said: “The map contains some vital road safety messages for foreign cyclists, and clearly shows where they are able to cycle, and clarifies the meaning of many road traffic signs.”

The launch of the map takes place today (June 19) at 1.00 pm outside the Guildhall, where there will be a flag waving photo opportunity with cargo bikes and foreign tourists.

Other Bikeweek events include the CamBikeFest at Milton Country Park on Saturday and the Cambridge News Big Bike Ride on Sunday.