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Starley Network

Starley Network

At the heart of a greener, healthier region

Cycling and walking is more popular than ever. We are keen to demonstrate our commitment to active travel and meet new carbon emissions targets.

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and our Local Authority partners have ambitious plans for cycling and walking in the region. We have worked closely together to develop an extensive Cycling and Walking network, that will now be known as the 'Starley Network', named after the Coventry-based Starley family, widely considered to be the innovators of the modern cycle.

We hope this re-brand will increase public awareness of our plans and ultimately encourage more people to cycle and walk.

Starley Network


Named in honour of the Starley family of Coventry industrialists who pioneered bicycle manufacturing.

Until now, this amazing chapter in our region’s proud history has often gone unnoticed. But there has never been a better time to celebrate it, with the national spotlight on cycling and walking, we believe it plays a key role in our green recovery.

Starley Network map


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 to link their local cycling plans into a region-wide network for the first time, showcasing the true scope of the future cycling network. 

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