Run a listings site? Add automatic ‘Cycle there’ links!
Short link domain: cycle.st
Plings is a great site helping young people (13-19 yr olds) discover amazing activities and inspiration. They've added a great new feature to their site, which adds automatic but customised 'Cycle there' links to every one of their listings! (And of course, young people are exactly the kind of people we want to see getting […]
Encourage your website visitors to cycle to you!
We're pleased to announce the availability of a new domain name to access CycleStreets pages via shortlinks – useful for adding to Twitter and other messages. http://cycle.st/ will redirect to the main site, as will all URLs in the same pattern, e.g. cycle.st/about There are also short links for journey plans and Photomap URLs: http://cycle.st/j20000 […]
What we’re working on …
You can now create a 'cycle to us' link box for your organisation's own website, that looks like this: Visitors following the link will then get your location pre-filled as the 'cycle to' location in our journey planner. It's simple – all you need to do is go to www.cyclestreets.net/link and enter your postcode plus, […]
Press release: Online cycle journey planner launched for the London Cycle Hire scheme!
This summer has been ridiculous busy for us. We've had a large number of projects, which has felt a little overwhelming at times! Simon is our 'routemaster', and he's been working solidly over recent months on a range of improvements to the journey planning engine: Main focus has been speeding up the routing engine performance. Thanks […]
Cycle to your polling station!
We've just launched www.londoncyclehire.org, the premier new Cycle Journey Planner for the London Cycle Hire scheme! Martin Lucas-Smith, developer of the site, said: “With the launch of the new cycle hire scheme, London enters a new phase in cycling promotion. Transport for London’s scheme will get many more people cycling in London at a time […]
View from the Street – in itinerary listings
We've added a new polling stations section to the CycleStreets Journey Planner, which locates the polling stations as destination points: http://www.cyclestreets.net/journey/places/pollingstations/ Currently this covers just Cambridge, Edinburgh, Wokingham and most London boroughs, but we can add more if we receive the data (see below). Can you help us add other areas? To add an area, […]
Overview of CycleStreets: your questions answered
We’ve now added a Street View facility to the itinerary listing pages. We think this will really help people to visualise the routes planned in many urban areas. Many thanks to George Coulouris, who wrote the main code to integrate this facility into CycleStreets. To use it, just go to an itinerary listing, e.g. Itinerary […]
Hard at work …
We’ve created some long-needed documentation: Overview of CycleStreets: your questions answered, covering a number of areas: Features: Cycle journey planner Features: Photomap Many more features Homepages for 1,500+ towns/cities/districts around the UK Branded versions for Local Authorities and others Community-based, not-for-profit The map data: where it comes from and how you can contribute How we use […]
Just a short blog post as we’ve been relatively quiet in the last few weeks! Simon in particular has been knuckling down on some new core routing algorithm work which is set to speed up longer journeys in dense areas like London. We’ll blog on this soon, once a key bug has been squashed. We’ve […]
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 […]