Archive for April, 2011

A cyclist’s map for Brisbane

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Cyclists map of Brisbane

Cycling is increasingly popular in Brisbane where I live. There are plenty of guides and maps about cycle routes throughout the city. Online sites such as have a extensive number of routes constantly being updated by local rides. The Brisbane City Council has published a series of maps highlighting dedicated bike paths.

If you think bicycle maps are a relatively new phenomenon, think again. In 1896 the Queensland government produced a Cyclists’ Road Map for Brisbane and Surrounding Districts. The above image is a detail of the map and indicates the interesting comments about the difficulties encountered on various routes.
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