Last day to vote to get OpenStreetMap-based CycleStreets some funding
If you have not already voted, and you want to support CycleStreets, please vote today to get CycleStreets some much-needed funding! Thank you to the very many people who have told us they’ve voted for us. Your votes are much appreciated! Also, check out our recently-added features page! Simon, lead developer for CycleStreets, has reached the […]
New ‘features’ page on CycleStreets
Until now the ‘quietness’ of the suggested routes has been a fairly discrete percentage score. We’ve add a graphic and some descriptive text that gives a quick overview of how busy a route might be: The overall quietness of a route depends on how much of the journey is spent on the different types of […]
We’ve added a new features page that describes most of the existing functionality of CycleStreets. Check it out! We’ll add new stuff to it as the system improves. We’ll probably also add a few tiles on the actual routing engine features – some new aspects of which are being worked on right now.
Elevation Profiles in CycleStreets
After about a month in testing we’re today making available a new kind of routing on CycleStreets – namely ‘Balanced routes’. Regular users of CycleStreets will be familiar with the Fastest and Quietest routes. They represent two extremes of cycle route – one where time is of the essence, and the other which tries to […]
CycleStreets: donations welcome!
We’ve added elevation profiles to the route listings. They show how hilly or gentle the suggested routes are likely to be: The vertical scale shows the height in feet, and the horizontal scale the distance along the route, in miles. The vertical scale is usually 300 feet, unless you’ve found a very hilly route, (in […]
Free the postcode
At long last, we can now accept donations! Donations will help us develop new features, pay for new server equipment to increase the speed of the system, and to improve functionality by paying for non-Free data sources (e.g. the Postcode Address File – see blog posting to follow). In a month or so we’ll be […]
Cambridge Evening News: Cyclists urged to root for website
CycleStreets doesn’t yet have full postcode searching, though we at least take the first half of an entered postcode to get you to the right area, when doing a namefind search. We are currently using the excellent service from the great guys at Cloudmade. Unless there is a massive surge of donations (!) we simply don’t have […]
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 […]