CycleStreets journey planner

CycleStreets journey planner


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UK-wide cycle journey planner CycleStreets - Cycle navigation for cyclists, by cyclists.

Plan routes from A to B anywhere in the UK, with a choice of four routing modes to suit a range of cyclists from beginner to regular commuter. The Photomap lets you submit photos of infrastructure problems or good practice around the UK.


Select a start and finish point, plus intermediate waypoints, by tapping on the map, by searching for names/places/postcodes, or by using your current location, and tap to obtain the route. Uses the general street network, plus Sustrans and other routes.


The app produces routes that will suit most cyclists. It can optionally can find faster or quieter routes for different types of rider. Routes are fetched from the CycleStreets website.


The journey planner knows about hills, and finds routes that take advantage of the descents and avoids the ascents where possible. It balances these against the available road types. The route can be displayed on a map with contours using the OpenCycleMap option.


As well as the main map view, planned routes are loaded into an itinerary view, so you can follow each part of the journey. The street name, time and length are all shown, as is a detailed map for each individual stage of the journey. Routes are saved so you can also follow them again later.


The Photomap is a cycling advocacy tool used by campaign groups around the country. Use it to browse examples of problems or good practice, and add your own pictures. Need more cycle parking in your favourite spot in town? Sign in with a free account and add a photo of it to the Photomap.


Routing makes use of OpenStreetMap data, the brilliant 'geo-wiki' to which you can contribute. Note that, at present, some areas of the country have better coverage than others. Streets and paths of all kinds, including Sustrans routes and Local Authority network, are included. Routing quality is being developed all the time, with new types of cycling and street data being added and interpreted by the route planner.


Android App written by our great volunteers: Jez Higgins, with contributions from Theodore Hong, Christopher Fraser, Jonathan Gray, Shaun McDonald, Simon Nuttall.

Part of the development of this App has been funded by Cycling Scotland.

Recently changed in this version

Several small bug fixes.

Comments and ratings for CycleStreets journey planner
  • (62 stars)

    by kevin wilkinson on 26/05/2014

    Create route from your waypoints.

  • (62 stars)

    by Matt Davey on 22/05/2014

    Every time

  • (62 stars)

    by Tadzio Pies on 18/05/2014

    Plus points: excellent at plotting what they call a "balanced" route; avoiding very busy roads & uphills. Minus points: "liveride" voice navigation is pretty poorly implemented and simply a pain most of the time, advising turns after you've passed them. Screen lock/unlock icon needs to be clearer.

  • (62 stars)

    by Jo Ernst on 12/05/2014

    Nice tool to help you getting around on 2 wheels. Esp. Live ride is practical on new routes. Just listen + ride.

  • (62 stars)

    by Adam Streeter on 20/04/2014

    it really works well finding the optimum route for your needs

  • (62 stars)

    by Alan Choo-Kang on 18/04/2014

    Great for planning cycle routes through unfamiliar areas. The liveride feature is basically a turn by turn satnav with spoken directions which works pretty well.

  • (62 stars)

    by catherine gaskin on 09/04/2014

    Has stopped me cycling up and down the same trail all the time. Excellent for planning long cycle rides.

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