OpenStreetMap – the data behind the apps

We're really thrilled by the response to our iPhone app and the other apps using our routing. What is also just as pleasing is seeing people discovering OpenStreetMap as a result, and saying that they're interested in getting involved. OpenStreetMap is the brilliant open data map that provides the data that CycleStreets and other projects use. […]

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Mobile apps in the works: Android and others

Since we released our iPhone app a few days ago, we’ve had a quite a number of enquiries about other platforms. The funding that helped pay for the iPhone app included in large part a sum to develop the routing API generally, so mobile apps on a whole range of platforms now are possible. We […]

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Press release: Nearest thing to a ‘SatNav for Cycling’ launched for iPhone

Cambridge, 22nd September 2010 CycleStreets, the community-based UK cycle routing people, have today released their much-anticipated CycleStreets Journey Planner & Photomap app for iPhone. And it’s free! www.cyclestreets.net/mobile Created by cyclists, for cyclists, the free iPhone app is the nearest thing to a SatNav for cycling, enabling people to plan journeys anywhere in the UK with an innovative and […]

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CycleStreets iPhone app now available!

The nearest thing to a SatNav for cycling is now available on your iPhone. Download it from the App Store now – for free! And it's free! Our OpenStreetMap-based routing, for cyclists by cyclists, is now available on the move, complete with full placefinder, tap-to-set and with turn-by-turn directions. Read all about it on our […]

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You can still vote for us!

Future Friendly have informed us that the voting deadline has been extended by a week, to 26th September, so if you've not yet voted, please do! This week is the last week to vote to get OpenStreetMap-based CycleStreets a bursary of £10,000 in the Future Friendly Awards! We're one 5 groups in the national finals. Such […]

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Guest post: Bike Hub app

This is a guest post from Carlton Reid, executive editor of BikeBiz.com and the editor of BikeHub.co.uk, who commissioned and helped designed the great new Bike Hub app which uses our routing! Less than 24 hours after hitting iTunes, the Bike Hub journey planning and bike shop finding iPhone app snuck into the top ten […]

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Save Bikeability and Cycling England

As we recently wrote, rumours are circulating that the government’s cycling body, Cycling England and its excellent initiatives such as Bikeability, may be axed due to government cuts. These rumours are getting stronger by the day. We think shutting down Bikeability and Cycling England would be disastrous for the future of cycling in the UK. Cambridge […]

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Bike shop data in OpenStreetMap: your help needed

  OpenStreetMap, the project whose road/cycling data makes CycleStreets possible, has recently acquired a dataset of all bike shops in the UK from the Association of Cycle Traders, for the purposes of merging this dataset into the OpenStreetMap database. We are enormously grateful for the ACT for this data. We need your help to merge this […]

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