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

This release brings a much requested new feature - LiveRide sat-nav voice navigation.

LiveRide provides
Turn-by-turn voice instructions as you ride
Automatic rerouting if you go off course
Can run in the background with screen off
Option to keep screen on and prevent phone from sleeping

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Comments and ratings for CycleStreets journey planner
  • (64 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.

  • (64 stars)

    by richie smith on 08/04/2014

    Used to think this was a little crap, turns out it was me who was crap! UI is not great, but over all works well, and better than google maps directing you to right turns from dual carriageways! PS. Swift support too!

  • (64 stars)

    by David Vanes on 24/03/2014

    Great app for planning your routes if you are very careful tapping. No way of deleting a wrongly tapped way point or dragging it to where it is needed. Basically have to start again with a new route. VERY VERY irritating due to lack of deleting and clear

  • (64 stars)

    by Thomas Mann on 11/03/2014

    Really good app, would be better if you could view elevation data for planned routes, re-routing was quicker and better UI.

  • (64 stars)

    by James Joseph on 04/03/2014

    Good for getting oot and aboot

  • (64 stars)

    by Hedley Thorne on 03/03/2014

    Slow and rubbish. Need more apps along these lines.

  • (64 stars)

    by Craig Cockburn on 02/03/2014

    Only seems to plot from current location. It is useless trying to plot from a to b. A simple touch on the map of the start and end points please