Our regular imports of data from the openstreetmap.org (OSM) project now includes ways that are marked as ferry crossings. For the UK, this amounts to around 250 links.
Here’s an example where the quietest route uses the ferry, but the fastest goes a longer way round on the roads: http://www.cyclestreets.net/journey/70755/
The hours of operation and the crossing times of the ferries are not included, and so the routes are indicative, and come with a note advising to check departure times. Over time, as more information about these crossings is included in OSM we shall extend this feature in response to feedback.
Following feedback from a CycleStreets user we were able to add scales to all the scrollable maps on our website – within an hour of receiving the request. We can’t always respond that quickly, but the internal system we have in place for handling routing feedback is helping us address the volume of comments and prioritise development to improve the quality of the suggested routes.
The photos-en-route system (described in a recent blog post) that we revived last month seems to have stimulated more contributions of photos of cycleways and cycle parking from all around the country. It takes a couple of days for recently contributed photos to start appearing in the route listings because that is part of our almost daily refresh cycle. There are plans to make this more immediate, and if you think we should prioritise that work let us know.