Today saw the 500,000th route planned on the system!

Route 500,000 was planned by a user of the Bike Hub iPhone app, a cycle satnav/planner app with a handy bike shop finder. Their route was a half-hour journey from the King's Cross area to South Kensington, a distance of 4¼ miles.

CycleStreets exists to help get more people cycling, whether by the journey planner providing cyclist-orientated routes, or by helping cycle campaigners with their work thanks to our Photomap.

Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, Julian Huppert, MP for Cambridge, said: “CycleStreets is a well-designed, incredibly useful tool for people to find a route that suits them, whether they are a speedy, confident rider or prefer quieter rides. It encourages new cyclists to start cycling, and helps existing riders to find new routes and cycle more."

CycleStreets' journey planner is made possible thanks to the hard work of OpenStreetMap mappers, a project which everyone can get involved with.

Route 500,000

And here's a quick usage chart (with not much cycling in December due to the snowy weather for some of that month!):

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