Photos en route

Work has begun on restoring one of the most popular features of the original Camcycle version of the CycleStreets Journey Planner. Photos-en-route (PER) selected images from the photo library that corresponded to the direction of travel of the planned cycle journey. The images were displayed in among the route list, but also as a slide-show, […]

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What do we do with your feedback?

Currently we’re finding that about 1% of users who plan a journey are leaving us feedback about their routes. If the feedback comes directly from the route listing page, then that route is immediately marked as requiring our attention. We try to look at the route as soon as possible alongside your comments. We then […]

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Planning a circular route

We’ve designed the Journey Planner to find practical, direct routes, mainly aimed at shorter urban journeys. But we’ve had a growing number of requests for longer or circular routes. The journey length is limited at the moment to help keep our website as responsive as possible (because long routes take up a lot of computing […]

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New banners – link to CycleStreets from your website!

We’ve got some great new banners that you can use to link to us: http://www.cyclestreets.net/promote/ Thanks to Ayesha for these banners! Banner 3 HTML: <p><a href=”http://www.cyclestreets.net/” title=”CycleStreets.net – for cyclists, by cyclists: plan cycle routes around the UK and add photos”><img src=”/images/banners/cyclestreets3.jpg” width=”468″ height=”60″ style=”border: 0;” alt=”CycleStreets” /></a></p> Banner 2 HTML: <p><a href=”http://www.cyclestreets.net/” title=”CycleStreets.net – […]

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CycleStreets Photomap improvements

We’ve now added a tabbed interface to the various photomap pages, as part of a drive to improve the user-friendliness of the photomap side of the system and increase the discoverability of its features. For instance, see the new tabs on a photo page like http://www.cyclestreets.net/location/9351/ which is one of my favourite pictures!) You can […]

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CycleStreets is three … kind-of

The Cambridge Cycling Campaign journey planner went live in the early hours of 27 June 2006. Back then it based its routes on a network which was traced over satellite photos of the streets of Cambridge. That network started off with only around 2,000 streets, and that provided a way for users to join the […]

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10,000 plus

Since CycleStreets went to national beta release in late March this year it has been used to plan over 10,000 journeys, despite our staying a little bit quiet for a few months while we’re in beta! (This builds on the almost 50,000 journeys that were planned during the previous two and a half years when the system […]

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GPX export

At the workshops we held on CycleStreets at a cycling promotion conference in Manchester last weekend we had many requests for more features. The most popular was to provide a way of saving the journeys produced so that they could be used on hand-held GPS devices. We’ve done that now, and so each journey planned […]

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