CycleStreets: UK cycle journey planner and photomap
By CycleStreets Ltd
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UK-wide cycle journey planner CycleStreets on your mobile device! Cycle journey planner for cyclists, by cyclists.
"Great implementation of sat-nav. Very clear and easy to use. Hasn't crashed yet." - Benjamin Frost
"I've been using this as a satnav round London and the routes are superb - better than all the other planners." - borissimo
Plan routes from A to B anywhere in the UK, with a choice of three routing modes to suit a range of cyclists from beginner to regular commuter, plus a circular leisure routing mode. And the Photomap lets you submit photos of infrastructure problems or good practice around the UK.
PLAN CYCLE ROUTES FROM A TO B (TO C, D, ..)
Select a start and finish point by clicking on the map, by searching for names/places/postcodes, or by using your current location, and click to obtain the route.
CHOICE OF FOUR ROUTING MODES
The app produces routes that will suit most cyclists. It can optionally can find faster or quieter routes for different types of rider. Routes are fetched from the CycleStreets website. You can switch the route type after planning it, and can save and rename and organise routes.
HILLS? NO PROBLEM!
The journey planner knows about hills, and finds routes that take advantage of the descents and avoids the ascents where possible. It balances these against the available road types. The route can be displayed on a map with contours using the OpenCycleMap option.
As well as the main map view, planned routes are loaded into an itinerary view, so you can follow each part of the journey. The street name, time and length are all shown, as is a detailed map for each individual stage of the journey. Routes are saved so you can also follow them again later.
The Photomap is a cycling advocacy tool used by campaign groups around the country. Use it to browse examples of problems or good practice, and add your own pictures. Need more cycle parking in your favourite spot in town? Sign in with a free account and add a photo of it to the Photomap.
Routing makes use of OpenStreetMap data, the brilliant 'geo-wiki' to which you can contribute. Note that, at present, some areas of the country have better coverage than others. Streets and paths of all kinds, including Sustrans routes and Local Authority network, are included. Routing quality is being developed all the time, with new types of cycling and street data being added and interpreted by the route planner.
Thanks to Neil Edwards for his hard work on this release.
What's New in Version 3.2
Lots of new features packed into this new release:
• Circular leisure routes: set a start point and distance or time and we'll plan you a route back to that point. You can choose points of interest on the way, if you want.
• Follow-me mode: Once a route is planned switch on follow-me mode and we'll move the map to match your position as you ride. This will also tilt the map in 3D.
• We've added points of interest (POIs) to use as start/finish locations for planning your route, so you can plan a route to nearby café or museum for instance, or go via a cash machine.
• London Cycle Hire points are available within the POIs too. We'll be adding support for other bike hire schemes soon too.
• You can now save your favourite locations for route planning later.
• Added new map options including Satellite imagery.
• The default map background is now OpenCycleMap, which shows cycle routes, cycle parking, and lots more.
• Added retina map support for OpenCycleMap & OpenStreetMap options so maps will be clearer on newer devices.
• As usual some nifty bug fixes!