Making data more usable by campaigners: our Outlandish Fellowship

We’re really pleased to announce that we’ve been selected for the Outlandish Fellowship to help local cycle campaigners by expanding our collisions data pages into a broader resource covering more types of data (e.g. traffic counts, pollution) and add lots of new ways to access it. Helping campaigners campaign Getting more people cycling brings a more sustainable and efficient transport […]

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CycleHack Cambridge 2016

CycleHack is a 48-hour event aiming to make cities cycle-friendly through reducing the barriers to cycling and prototyping new ideas to improve the cycling experience and encourage more and safer cycling. More than 40 other cities around the world have signed up to host CycleHack events in their communities over the weekend of 24 to […]

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Urban Cycle Parking website goes live across London

A new website, Urban Cycle Parking, built by CycleStreets, has been launched by London Cycling Campaign and Transport for London, aiming to outline where existing bike parking facilities are available in and around the capital and invites people to highlight existing facilities as well as outlining where more is needed. The site builds on the crowdsourcing components of our […]

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TransportHack @ Smarter Travel LIVE!

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 […]

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How can people help improve mapping used for CycleStreets?

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 […]

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“CycleStreets: our story” – Green Enterprise talk, Monday 28th, Cambridge

We’re giving a talk to Green Enterprise, in Cambridge, today (Monday 28th January 2013). Themes covered in the talk will include: Who we are What we provide A bit about how the journey planner works OpenStreetMap and data collection Volunteer data collection Open-sourcing Funding Competition Big projects Challenges for the future Do come! Full details […]

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London Cyclist magazine features OpenStreetMap & CycleStreets

We’ve contributed a two-page article to London Cycling Campaign‘s London Cyclist magazine – sent to all its members – on OpenStreetMap. (Do join LCC if you cycle in London!) The article introduces the LCC journey planner that we created for them, and talks about how it uses OpenStreetMap, a project that cyclists can contribute to. The […]

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Visualisations for the England Cycling Data project

As part of ongoing efforts for the England Cycling Data project, we’ve been keen to get visualisations done, to show the extent of the data and to show where merging needs to be done. Shaun from ITOworld – who are experts in the collection, management, analysis and presentation of complex transport data – has been working […]

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England Cycling Data project

The England Cycling Data project aims to incorporate open data on cycling infrastructure released by the UK’s Department for Transport into OpenStreetMap. We’ve started taking account of a greater range of information about cycle routes in OpenStreetMap (the project from which our routing is created). In particular, taking account of surface quality, barriers, traffic calming, and lighting […]

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CycleStreets feedback triaging/handling system

CycleStreets gets lots of useful feedback, both on details of routes we provide and on system features. The quality of reported route feedback bugs is generally fairly high – users tend to give enough detail to enable the problem to be investigated properly. Simple “The route was problematic here” feedbacks are very rare. The feedback system we […]

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