phase 1
Base map

Map Building
Base map design & format

  • Research & Analysis
  • Determine suburban
    area of study
  • Type of route
    & key features

phase 2

Map Building
Building volunteer base

  • Case studies for route
    types & testing
  • Feedback & critique session
  • Rounds of revision
    & compilation
  • * Map Extension


phase 3

Map Building
Start of testing

  • Survey / cover empty areas
  • Start of testing in areas / districts / sections
  • Identifying key connectors between districts / waterways for development
  • * Map Extension


phase 4

Map Building
Going into details

  • Survey / cover City Centre areas in detail (directions / traffic flow, peak hours)
  • Terrain & elevation studies, calculate route mileage
  • Identifying night routes
    & key areas for bicycle facilities (advocacy)
  • Testing of all routes
  • Start compilation of
    road safety guidelines

phase 5

Map Building
Finalising the Bicycle Map

  • Testing of routes (corner
    to corner, horizontal & vertical)
  • Rate route difficulty* (energy, shade &
    cycling support)


phase 6
Print & Distribution

Map Building
Printed Draft

  • Proof read printed draft
  • Translation & revisions



project completion

Set up & manage dedicated communication
(facebook page & email setup)
futuredevelopments, updates
& feedback

  bicycle route map | peta
a community-build, bicycle route-map project has just finished. an independent, this project has produced a map with routes that are recced and tested. it hopes to act as a guide and route planner, opening up KL to becoming a cycle-able city for everyone.

10,000 maps have been printed September 2014 and are being distributed in Kuala Lumpur City, the peninsular and around the region.

to get your hands on a printed map, go to the dedicated website
join the facebook/group/

email cycling.kl [a] instagram cyclingkualalumpur

project phases

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Publicity & Advocacy
Sharing developments

  • Announce project
  • Publish developments

Publicity & Advocacy
Networking & publicity

  • Establish contact with local route groups (e.g. MPPJ PJ City Cycleways Network)
  • Nationwide groups & local KL activist groups (Gurmit Singh, Pioneer in cycling acticism Malaysia)
  • Regional group cyclists & activists (Bangkok, Jakarta, Singapore, Phillipines)
  • Look into insurance policy for general coverage

Publicity & Advocacy
Involving the authorities

  • Connect with city & town councils
  • Share project with other state councils, government ministry, local and regional
  • Build bigger volunteer & public support

Publicity & Advocacy
Share findings

  • Share findings with local authorities, transport systems authorities & media
  • Start advocacy of bicycle facilities at private & public spaces (parking, access rams, signages, showers & lockers)
  • Share with core volunteers the funding plans for print production (to be determined with core volunteers by vote)

Publicity & Advocacy
Campaign for Funding

  • Create guides for mixed transportation
  • Start campaigning for funds for print production

Publicity & Advocacy
Hand-over studies

  • Press release of studies to news/media
  • Hand over studies to state council DBKL/MPPJ
  • Open policy for information sharing
  • Share studies with other local, regional & international councils and cycling groups
  • Finalise production funding & distribution




  • Publish, print & distribute base maps


  • Core volunteers with feedback & findings
  • Connect with regional & local groups
  • Publish 1st working draft


  • Produce & distribute
    map extension
  • Publish 2nd working draft


  • Publish 3rd working draft with basic cycling safety guide


  • Finalise Bicycle Map
    1st Printed Draft


  • Print Production
    & Distribution
  • Online Order
    (mail printed map by post, local & international)