City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Parks and Green Spaces Mapped By Innertube

By edg - Posted on 18 July 2013

"Greenspaces" Innertube Map

A third version of Edinburgh’s popular Innertube map, that highlights Edinburgh parks and green spaces, has been launched in time for the Edinburgh Festival.

The "Greenspaces Edition" of the Innertube map highlights parks that are easily accessible by bike or on foot using Edinburgh's network of off-street pedestrian-cyclepaths along old railway lines, canal towpath, the Water of Leith walkway, coastal promenades, routes through parks or on dedicated segregated paths.

As well as linking to parks and open spaces, most of the paths themselves go through woodland, parkland or by the sea at Silverknowes and Portobello.

The map has been created on behalf of the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust (ELGT) in partnership with The Bike Station, by Mark Sydenham, the originator of the Innertube map concept.

The map is part of the wider Innertube map project, a campaign to improve and promote Edinburgh’s 75km of traffic-free off-road paths, characterised by a London Underground style map. To date, over 80,000 copies of Edinburgh Innertube maps have been distributed.

This latest Greenspaces edition of the map highlights 54 of the city’s 145 parks, which have easy or close access to the path network, and is designed to encourage Edinburgh residents and visitors to use the routes to walk and cycle to green destinations throughout the city, rather than taking the car.

The Innertube map project was established with lottery funding from the People’s Postcode Trust. The map is designed by the Hillside Agency in a pocket-sized A7 format which folds out to show the A3 map on one side, with information about environmental organisations on the reverse.

You will be able to pick up the free new Innertube map at libraries, community centres, businesses and through other organisations over the summer.

A wide range of environmental improvement work along the routes, community volunteering sessions and guided activities are publicised on the Edinburgh Innertube map project’s blog.

Previous editions of the Edinburgh Innertube map, were the student edition by The Bike Station, funded by SESTRANS and Edinburgh's universities and colleges, and the launch edition, funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Find out more about walking and cycling in the city in Edinburgh transport