StreetFocus beta now live!
Our talk at State of the Map 2019: Is the OSM data model creaking?
This update has been cross-posted from our blog on the StreetFocus website. StreetFocus is our project aiming to help communities benefit from new developments when they are proposed, and to help everyone find out more easily about proposals in their area. Since last summer, we’ve been working hard to create the new StreetFocus website. We’re […]
TfL Cycling Infrastructure Database
We gave a talk at the State of the Map 2019 conference, the main annual meeting for OpenStreetMap, whose data we use for our cycle routing. Our talk was entitled “Is the OSM data model creaking?”. A video of the talk is now online: Here are the slides from the talk: Is the OSM […]
CycleStreets wins Cycle Planning Awards 2016 ‘best innovation’ category
Transport for London (TfL) have created a new database of cycling infrastructure, containing 240,000 assets, covering all of Greater London. This is proposed to be released as open data. This groundbreaking database contains every cycle infrastructure asset within Greater London, including assets on and off-carriageway. The assets surveyed are: cycle parking; signals; signage; traffic calming measures; […]
Making data more usable by campaigners: our Outlandish Fellowship
We’re delighted that CycleStreets has won the ‘best innovation’ category in the Cycle Planning Awards 2016, organised by Landor Links. The award, for ‘CycleStreets and Cyclescape’, recognises our work on developing the CycleStreets suite of tools, including Cyclescape. As the winners announcement states, “CycleStreets provide data to a wide variety of journey planning websites and apps, encouraging the […]
Thanks to our great hosts, Mythic Beasts
We’re really pleased to announce that we’ve been selected for the Outlandish Fellowship to help local cycle campaigners by expanding our collisions data pages into a broader resource covering more types of data (e.g. traffic counts, pollution) and add lots of new ways to access it. Helping campaigners campaign Getting more people cycling brings a more sustainable and efficient transport […]
CycleHack Cambridge 2016
CycleStreets is supported by a whole range of people, whether in terms of mapping, coding, feedback handling, photo curation, awareness-raising, donations, grants (as reported via this blog), and more. One area is the great support that our hosting company, Mythic Beasts, provides. Over many years, they’ve given us various bits of freebie hosting, and it’s also been great […]
Students: Get paid to write code for CycleStreets/OpenStreetMap this summer with GSOC 2016
CycleHack is a 48-hour event aiming to make cities cycle-friendly through reducing the barriers to cycling and prototyping new ideas to improve the cycling experience and encourage more and safer cycling. More than 40 other cities around the world have signed up to host CycleHack events in their communities over the weekend of 24 to […]
TransportHack @ Smarter Travel LIVE!
Each year, Google runs a summer programme called Google Summer of Code (GSOC), where students get involved in coding for open source projects like ours and are paid for their time. We (CycleStreets) have created a project ideas list, which would be undertaken under the umbrella of the OpenStreetMap organisation, and are willing to mentor a student […]
How can people help improve mapping used for CycleStreets?
Matt Whittle writes: This weekend we attended the Smarter Travel Live hack weekend. The aim of the hack event was to produce an output to support one of five challenges set by various organisations. We chose to tackle the Carplus challenge which was to try and find a way to reduce the use of cars as the primary […]
Finding out about good cycle routes – where it is safe and convenient to cycle – means availability of good maps and the knowledge of local people about their area. We’ve created a new edition of our community mapping guide, Cycle mapping for cycle routing, freshly updated for 2014. The brochure explains how people can help improve CycleStreets […]