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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Thanks to our great hosts, Mythic Beasts

CycleStreets is supported by a whole range of people, whether in terms of mapping, coding, feedback handling, photo curation, awareness-raising, donations, grants (as reported via this blog), and more. One area is the great support that our hosting company, Mythic Beasts, provides. Over many years, they’ve given us various bits of freebie hosting, and it’s also been great […]

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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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Students: Get paid to write code for CycleStreets/OpenStreetMap this summer with GSOC 2016

Each year, Google runs a summer programme called Google Summer of Code (GSOC), where students get involved in coding for open source projects like ours and are paid for their time. We (CycleStreets) have created a project ideas list, which would be undertaken under the umbrella of the OpenStreetMap organisation, and are willing to mentor a student […]

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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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Cycle commuting analysis of Bristol

We love it when our API comes in useful for academic purposes. This is a guest post by Richard Thomas. Bristol: Typical cycle commute time For my MSc dissertation, I investigated determinants of the proportion of people who choose to cycle for their daily commute. Specifically, I wanted to see whether an analysis of realistic […]

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New features added to Cyclescape

Lots of new features have been added to Cyclescape, our toolkit for cycling advocacy groups. Our developer, Nikolai, has been busy, working on piles of improvements and bugfixes. As featured on the Cyclescape blog, the latest updates include: Street View message replies: While it’s of course possible to navigate off-site, get a Street View link, […]

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Patrick reports back

Back in July we introduced our summer intern, Patrick. Here, he reports back on his achievements over the three-month period. This summer I worked for Cyclestreets as a paid intern for three months. During this time, I became acquainted with the large codebase the site runs on, and made several structural changes to the organisation of the code. […]

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