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Commuters cyle map

A new tube style cycle route map for commuters in Swansea Bay

A new tube style cycle route map and website are being used to encourage commuters in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areas to ditch the car in favour of a bike on their journey to work, school or the shops!

The area boasts a number of high quality cycle routes, which are suitable for anyone from complete beginners to more advanced cyclists.  Because they are aimed at commuters, the new maps and website focus on routes which, where possible, take the most direct and flattest journey and are suitable for all types of bikes.

Created by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council in partnership with the City and County of Swansea, the maps show colour coded routes. Cyclists will see the tube map colours replicate on signs along the cycle paths so that they can be sure they are going in the right direction.  The website also offers an interactive map featuring short videos enabling visitors to see what sections of some routes are like.

Anyone wanting a copy of the new map can visit http://www.cycleswanseabay.org.uk/ or email greener@npt.gov.uk