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 get options for both the quietest and fastest routes suitable for a range of cycling abilities.
The system is run as a not-for-profit venture.
It is in line for a prize in the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards which celebrates the work of people who use digital technology to bring about positive social change.
Members of the public can vote online to select the winner.
Simon Nuttall, creator and lead developer of CycleStreets, is in the shortlist of three people for the East Anglian region.
He said: “Winning the Digital Heroes award for East Anglia would be a great boost after years of complex technical work on the system.
“Cyclists from all over the country are contributing to the website and the ideas that flow from that are helping to make cycling more pleasant. A vote from you makes it all worthwhile.”
Vote at http://www.talktalk.co.uk/we-love-the-web/digital-heroes/east-anglia/ or click on the red Digital Hero button at www.cyclestreets.net.
Cambridge Evening News, 8th October 2009