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 four routing modes to suit a range of cyclists from beginner to regular commuter. 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 3.0.3
• Various bug fixes for reported crashes.
Great start, room for improvement
It is a great little app to find quiet routes in London avoiding traffic. The route it plans is way better than google maps cycle version, as the latter takes you on the busiest routes in heavy traffic.
One day maybe it will have turn-by-turn navigation, until then at least an "auto-centre" would do. You just cycle off the map and the dot marking your position disappears, you have to proceed the map manually- dangerous unless you stop.
Great for London quiet routes!
As a veteran London cyclist, I find this app most excellent! Sure, it'd be great to track your progress en route, yet used as a resource to plan the best routes around the capital avoiding busy dangerous roads it's without equal. I'm sure they can add these other features later. Essential!
Stick to google maps
Slow, not particularly user friendly, couldn't create my account and the only decent thing it offers is a route that uses quiet roads. You can do that using Google maps. Wouldn't bother with this at all.