At the heart of a greener, healthier region
We are working closely with our local authority partners on ambitious plans for the region to deliver an extensive cycling and walking network. This network will now be known as the Starley Network - named in honour of the Coventry-based Starley family, considered to be the innovators of the modern cycle. There has never been a better time to celebrate this amazing chapter in our region’s proud history. With the national spotlight on cycling and walking, it will play a key role in our green recovery.
The Starley Network pulls together 500 miles of connected cycle routes across the West Midlands. This includes existing routes and towpaths, proposed new cycling infrastructure, and new pop-up lanes funded through the Active Travel Fund. Local authorities have worked closely with us to link their cycling plans into a region-wide network for the first time, showcasing the true scope of the future of cycling and walking in the West Midlands.