A high-quality cycle network is an important part of our Transport Strategy, helping to address several challenges:

  • Tackling climate change
  • Improving health outcomes for local people
  • Improving road safety
  • Supporting the city’s economic recovery
  • Reducing levels of economic inequality
  • Maximising the benefits of planned transport improvements
  • Meeting travel demand arising from new homes
  • Adapting to changes in the way that people live, work and travel

We have already delivered two showcase segregated cycleways in the city:

Work continues to further improve and extend these routes.

Our Transport Strategy aims to develop a complete network of cycleways spanning the city, including:

What are some of the benefits of cycling?

  • Improves physical health - regular cycling can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also reduce the risks caused by an inactive lifestyle such as obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Improves social inclusion - access to safe cycling facilities enables more people to take part in society by improving the ability and opportunity to travel
  • Improves mental health - Cycling can reduce stress, ease anxiety and reduce the risk of depression. Cycling also helps you sleep better, improves your memory and helps you feel good.
  • Improves air quality - fewer car trips being made means less pollution. Poor air quality is one of the top five risks to public health in the UK
  • Improves access to employment, education and leisure - cycling takes you from door to door. It opens up opportunities to households without a car and increases the number of possible destinations available compared to bus users

Cycle Coventry

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street