Published: 12th Aug 2020

Transport for West Midlands has unveiled a new 500-mile cycling network for the region. The Starley Network will be dedicated for active travel, with the ambition that the routes will either be traffic free away from the highway, or within roads but physically separated from traffic. Named in honour of the Starley family of Coventry industrialists who pioneered bicycle manufacturing, the Starley Network pulls together existing routes and towpaths, proposed new cycling infrastructure, and new pop-up lanes funded through the Emergency Active Travel Fund. Local authorities have worked closely with TfWM, which is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority to link their local cycling plans into a region-wide network. This means for the first time the region has one, easier-to-understand network. TfWM took the decision to enhance its cycling vision following a rise in the popularity of two wheels after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The new network … (To read the full article, subscribe below)