CycleStreets homepages for your town/city/district … over 1,500 of them!
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 […]
Localised photo listings
Over the last month we’ve been beavering away fixing bugs and working through the list of features that didn’t quite make it into our beta launch, as well as spending time improving the routing to deal with problems that have been pointed out to us. Simon, our ‘routemaster’, has recently blogged about some of the improvements […]
Routing quality changes
All the various ways of listing photos are now relevant to your area, which we hope will be useful for groups all around the country to help them campaign on issues. This means that you will only see photos in the listings that belong to the host city or area you are browsing. For instance […]
Weekly refreshes of mapping data
We’ve been working on improving the reliability and quality of the import of street data from the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project. Traffic Signals Two types of traffic signals are read from the OSM data. Junctions where cyclists can expect to wait on average 20 seconds. Crossings which interrupt journeys less frequently and for a shorter period, […]
Loads of feedback already
Since we took CycleStreets to public ‘beta’ launch three weeks ago, we’ve had lots of feedback, all of which is extremely useful to us. We’ve been hard at work fixing various bugs and adding improvements. We now have a weekly refresh of mapping data taking place. This means that we can now more effectively work […]
“That’s a really odd route”
In the first week since CycleStreets has gone live we have received over 100 items of feedback from users. Most of the replies have been concerned with the quality of the routes produced by the Journey Planner. While some people were highly satisfied with the routes generated there were more complaints about the routes being […]
We fully expected on going live that the system would result in some odd routes. This is because the underlying mapping data that we use is not yet perfect. Many of the cases are where what appears as a junction on the visual representation of the map doesn’t actually join up correctly. When that happens, […]
Welcome to CycleStreets!
E-mail has been mad today on the first full working day after Friday afternoon’s go live. Lots of positive feedback has been flowing in but also several comments about unexpected routes being generated. In particular the Journey Planner does not yet understand hills, so it doesn’t mind sending you up a long hill on a […]
Welcome to CycleStreets – national Journey Planner and Photomap for the UK. This is our beta launch, to get feedback from the cycling community before an ‘official launch’. Let us know your views via the feedback page! We’ll be staying a little bit quiet for a few months while we’re in beta, so we can […]