Cambridge Evening News: Cyclists urged to root for website

A WEBSITE based in Cambridge which plans cycle routes anywhere in the country has been shortlisted for a regional award. CycleStreets was created earlier this year by two cycle-campaigning web developers in Cambridge, building on the success of an earlier system for the city which had planned almost 50,000 journeys. Cyclists can visit www.cyclestreets.net and […]

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Please help get CycleStreets some funding: vote for our Digital Hero!

We are pleased to announce that Simon, lead developer for CycleStreets, has reached the shortlist for the East Anglian section of the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Digital Heroes awards! If won, this would be worth £5,000 of much-needed funding for CycleStreets, an OpenStreetMap-based project. Please vote for Simon as our ‘Digital Hero’ if you like CycleStreets, and […]

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Photomap improvements: tagging

We’ve just rolled out tagging, amongst a number of other improvements we’re now finalising for the Photomap. When you add/edit a photo, you can now add tags (keywords). These will automatically get linked to other photos with that same keyword. They will also be listed in the tag list. We’ve seen quite an increase recently […]

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New banners – link to CycleStreets from your website!

We’ve got some great new banners that you can use to link to us: http://www.cyclestreets.net/promote/ Thanks to Ayesha for these banners! Banner 3 HTML: <p><a href=”http://www.cyclestreets.net/” title=”CycleStreets.net – for cyclists, by cyclists: plan cycle routes around the UK and add photos”><img src=”/images/banners/cyclestreets3.jpg” width=”468″ height=”60″ style=”border: 0;” alt=”CycleStreets” /></a></p> Banner 2 HTML: <p><a href=”http://www.cyclestreets.net/” title=”CycleStreets.net – […]

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CycleStreets Photomap improvements

We’ve now added a tabbed interface to the various photomap pages, as part of a drive to improve the user-friendliness of the photomap side of the system and increase the discoverability of its features. For instance, see the new tabs on a photo page like http://www.cyclestreets.net/location/9351/ which is one of my favourite pictures!) You can […]

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Weekly refreshes of mapping data

Since we took CycleStreets to public ‘beta’ launch three weeks ago, we’ve had lots of feedback, all of which is extremely useful to us. We’ve been hard at work fixing various bugs and adding improvements. We now have a weekly refresh of mapping data taking place. This means that we can now more effectively work […]

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“That’s a really odd route”

We fully expected on going live that the system would result in some odd routes. This is because the underlying mapping data that we use is not yet perfect. Many of the cases are where what appears as a junction on the visual representation of the map doesn’t actually join up correctly. When that happens, […]

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