CycleStreets journey planner




    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.

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    Ignotas Skrebe

    by Ignotas Skrebe

    Jul 03, 2017  |  "OK"

    The route it gave for travelling from city center to putney was ridiculous, there's awesome road(no bike lanes) on top side of the river, but map shows busy smelly, stinky road at the bottom of the river. Needs more user input, then just cycle lanes map. Google maps better

    Gaz Clew

    by Gaz Clew

    Jun 06, 2017  |  "Good"

    Usefull app for planning journeys and has voice turn instructions when using live ride. However if you go off route states replanning route, but then stops working untill you get back onto original route!

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    May 31, 2017  |  "Great"

    Very good routes but I would like to plan routes on my pc and then send them to my phone

    Piece Yen

    by Piece Yen

    May 24, 2017  |  "Great"

    Brilliant app but crash too often. I've downloaded the vector maps but I cannot open points of interest offline. When I do so the app just crash everytime. Also, it would be awesome if elevation profile can also be shown on route. Looking forward to next update.

    Tereza Valtová

    by Tereza Valtová

    May 01, 2017  |  "OK"

    I used to love it. But now it crashes all the time.

    Andy Pitchless

    by Andy Pitchless

    Apr 14, 2017  |  "OK"

    Why do I need two separate app/icons in my app folder?