Maps and tools



An online or print map helps to plan your bike trip. But your personal preferences may differ from what the map recommends. Allow time to explore an unfamiliar route, so you can come up with the best compromise of efficiency and comfort. In the CBD, look out for laneways, that can provide traffic free shortcuts.

There several online maps:

  • Google Maps  gives bicycling directions, including distances, estimated time, and gradient profiles, and can show bicycle friendly routes.
  • Open Street Map is open source project that includes bicycle routes and directions, along with selected bike shops! Feel free to add information to it.

For offroad tracks, see

Regional Cycling Maps are published by Greater Wellington Regional Council, the maps are designed to help cyclists choose a route that suits their individual needs and preferences. They include information such as:

  • Sealed and unsealed off-road paths (in bright orange)
  • On-road cycle lanes and road shoulders wider than 1m (in green)
  • Steep and very steep grades on through roads
  • Altitude at the top of key cycling routes
  • Busy arterial roads and highways (in yellow and red)
  • Speed limits in excess of 50 kph
  • Location of bike shops and other points of interest
  • Safe cycling tips
  • Top online cycle commuter resources

You can download maps from the GWRC website, or collect paper copies from iSites, bike shops, or the GWRC.

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