Support builds for London cycle tube map

More signatures on petition to get the innovative map into wider use
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More than 1,000 people have signed the London Cycle Map petition, advocating the use of the ‘tube map for cyclists’ for the capital.

The London Cycle Map, mirroring Harry Beck’s 1931 tube map, is being strongly supported by Cycle Lifestyle, which has organised the petition supporting its wider use here.

It won a Ordnance Survey-run GeoVation Challenge award earlier this year.

Cycle Lifestyle said: "Public interest in the London Cycle Map Campaign is intensifying as the 2012 London Olympics approaches.

“Political interest in the idea of unifying and improving London’s cycling infrastructure has been growing too. In 2010 Labour Baroness Oona King was championing the idea of a ‘Tube map’ for cyclists, and more recently Green Party mayoral candidate Jenny Jones has promised ‘a safe cycling network for the whole of London, not just blue paint and hire bikes in zone 1’.

" The London Cycle Map Campaign is calling on politicians and cycling campaigners alike to ensure that the London Cycle Map idea becomes a stated electoral issue in the run up to both the 2012 mayoral elections and subsequent Olympics.

"We believe Simon Parker’s ‘compass colour’ mapping system is genuinely groundbreaking and would offer an economy of navigation unparalleled by proposed or existing cycle networks anywhere in the world. His map is also – importantly – beautiful, iconic and inspiring and would really send a statement to cyclists and non-cyclists in London and the world over."

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