Please mind the map

The Swansea Cycle Routes has officially launched!

Please mind the map

04 June 2014

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. Just like the tube map, each interchange is marked with a black and white circle to make journey planning easy. Cyclists will see these colours replicated on signs along the cycle paths so that they can be sure they are going in the right direction.  The website also offers short videos enabling visitors to see what sections of some routes are like.

Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council, Ali Thomas OBE said:

“Replacing some of your car journeys with cycling can help people to save money, get fitter and do their bit towards protecting the environment.

“This is a great new initiative aimed at encouraging more people to use the wonderful cycle network in our area. We are delighted to have worked with our colleagues in Swansea to produce this useful and informative map and website.”

Anyone wanting a copy of the new map can visit or email

© Neath Port Talbot Council