TfL Cycle Guides

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-11-21
Session date: 
November 21, 2012
Reference: 
2012/3314
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In May you stated that you had asked TfL to make their cycle guides downloadable on the TfL website. Please explain why six months later they are still not downloadable?

Answer

Answer for TfL Cycle Guides

Answer for TfL Cycle Guides

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

TfL is working towards making cycle guides available online for download. This is more complex than simply putting PDFs on the TfL website because of the nature of the copyright associated with the base mapping used to create the maps. TfL is also looking at other ways that the information may be shared with cyclists, such as the feasibility of making the route information available for developers via the London Datastore.

Cycle maps are already available online from TfL as part of its Cycling Journey Planner - http://cyclejourneyplanner.tfl.gov.uk, which enables customers to plan cycle journeys and print maps and directions.  These are personalised for the customer's route and optimised for online use and home printing.