Worthing Cycle Map


To create a map of Worthing specifically designed for people on bicycles to use.

Map Types

There are two types of map:

  1. Cycle Route Map: a standard road map with cycle facilities overlaid. Shows cycle paths, routes, parking, etc. where they exist, but says nothing at all about roads which aren't on cycle routes.
  2. Color-coded road map. Shows the cycle-friendliness of all roads, as well as cycle infrastructure and parking.


  • Scale: a cyclist typically might need a map for a route that is several miles long. Yet often the detailed information needed by a cyclist is difficult to show on a map of large scale. Digital mapping with zoom facilities can help a lot here, paper maps tend to need multiple scales.
  • Usage: is the map designed for tourists, who would like to be shown specific routes, or local residents who want to be able to get from anywhere to anywhere? The former map need not show very many routes, while the latter needs to be much more comprehensive, ideally covering all roads.

Features to Include

A cycle map might include some of these, to be useful:

  • Cycleways, traffic free and off-road.
  • Cycle lanes on road (perhaps only where they are wide enough to be useful?).
  • Cycle parking (perhaps with number of places).
  • Cycle shops.
  • Public toilets.
  • Useful route connections where you have to walk.
  • Pedestrian areas (with or without cycling access).
  • Road crossings (with or without cycling permission).
  • Danger points (lots of possibilities here, from busy roads to pinch-points, sharp corners, dangerous junctions).

Production Methods

Cycle maps can be produced by:

  • Marking up and styling Ordnance Survey maps.
  • Marking up and styling OpenStreetMap data.
  • Drawing maps from scratch.

Other Work

Cycle maps have been produced by many people, in many formats, before. See the menu on the left for links to several, along with sample areas and comments.