AN ALL-IN-ONE map of Glasgow showing how to commute around the city by bus, train, subway, bike or on foot has gone on sale.

 

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The fold-up guide, manufactured by prize-winning designers at Quickmap, is the first of its kind outside London.

It condenses all the city's transport routes into an A3 sheet, which is designed to be used by locals and visitors.

The map pinpoints Glasgow landmarks such as the SECC, Botanic Gardens and the Burrell Collection, as well as showing train and bus routes out of the city to as far afield as Milngavie, Hamilton and Erskine.

The map has been created by Andrew Sutton and David Sheriff, the same designers responsible for producing the city's Mapmate guide, which illustrated all the local bus routes operated in Glasgow by First Group.

The latest design is more ambitious and has taken months to compile. It shows the orange loop of the Glasgow Subway in the centre, with Central and Queen Street stations positioned beside their closest subway stop.

Coloured lines show the major train services and all their stops, while thicker white lines are marked with the numbers of the bus routes which run along them, showing which services run where and how to catch them.

Yellow lines show scenic walking and cycle paths stretching as far as Clydebank and Kirkintilloch.

Mr Sutton said: "We love Glasgow and our 'all-in-one' map aims to give everyone the confidence to travel anywhere in the Glasgow region as well as giving plenty of detail for those on foot in the central area. For getting the most out of a city, maps like ours are still way ahead of browsing on a smartphone."

It comes at a time when Glasgow City Council has raised on-street parking charges and is seeking to support greater use of public transport through its Local Transport Strategy.

Free copies of the map are available in city libraries or can be bought online from quickmap.com. It is also on sale at the Waterstone's store in Sauchiehall Street and the Paperchase store in Buchanan Street.