Dublin Region Active Travel Challenge
StreetFocus beta now live!
We’re proud to announce that, not one, but two of our new projects are finalists in the Active Travel Challenge being run by Smart Dublin. Smart Dublin brings together technology providers, academia and citizens to transform public services and enhance quality of life. The Challenge showcases how open data can be used to support and […]
London Cycling Data
This update has been cross-posted from our blog on the StreetFocus website. StreetFocus is our project aiming to help communities benefit from new developments when they are proposed, and to help everyone find out more easily about proposals in their area. Since last summer, we’ve been working hard to create the new StreetFocus website. We’re […]
DfT cycling data for research/OpenStreetMap use – as GeoJSON
Transport for London recently released a major new dataset detailing every piece of cycle infrastructure in Greater London. We’re proud to announce that we’re working with London Cycling Campaign (LCC) on a new project to help maintain that dataset, for TfL. This project will use LCC’s active volunteers and borough groups – the people who […]
Bikedata beta – data for cycle campaigners in one place
A techie post, about some cycling data which may be of use to people researching cycling. Back in 2011, we were involved in a project to convert some newly-collected cycling data from the UK’s Department for Transport for use in OpenStreetMap. The data was originally collected for the DfT’s Transport Direct project (which has since […]
CycleStreets.net in the Propensity to Cycle Tool
We’ve been working on a new website, Bikedata (working title), providing cycle campaigners around the UK with a ‘one-stop shop’ for data that helps them in their work. Today we announce the open beta of the site – ready for you to try out, but we know there are bugs. Collision data Helping campaigners campaign […]
CycleStreets wins Cycle Planning Awards 2016 ‘best innovation’ category
A guest post from Robin Lovelace: After 2 years in the making, the paper describing the Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT), and the thinking behind it, has finally been published (Lovelace et al. 2016). The PCT is an online tool for helping to decide where to prioritise cycling policies such as new cycle paths. The […]
TransportHack @ Smarter Travel LIVE!
We’re delighted that CycleStreets has won the ‘best innovation’ category in the Cycle Planning Awards 2016, organised by Landor Links. The award, for ‘CycleStreets and Cyclescape’, recognises our work on developing the CycleStreets suite of tools, including Cyclescape. As the winners announcement states, “CycleStreets provide data to a wide variety of journey planning websites and apps, encouraging the […]
Cycle North Staffs app created by CycleStreets
Matt Whittle writes: This weekend we attended the Smarter Travel Live hack weekend. The aim of the hack event was to produce an output to support one of five challenges set by various organisations. We chose to tackle the Carplus challenge which was to try and find a way to reduce the use of cars as the primary […]
How can people help improve mapping used for CycleStreets?
We’ve created a new cycling app for Stoke-on-Trent City Council. The Cycle North Staffs app, developed by CycleStreets, is here to help you to get the most out of your cycling. The app is packed with routes across Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme to get you to school, to work, or for leisure. It’s suitable for all […]
Finding out about good cycle routes – where it is safe and convenient to cycle – means availability of good maps and the knowledge of local people about their area. We’ve created a new edition of our community mapping guide, Cycle mapping for cycle routing, freshly updated for 2014. The brochure explains how people can help improve CycleStreets […]