UK-wide cycle journey planner CycleStreets on your mobile device! Cycle journey planner for cyclists, by cyclists.
Plan routes from A to B anywhere in the UK, with a choice of three routing modes to suit a range of cyclists from beginner to regular commuter, plus a circular leisure routing mode. And the Photomap lets you submit photos of infrastructure problems or good practice around the UK.
PLAN CYCLE ROUTES FROM A TO B (TO C, D, ..)
Select a start and finish point by clicking on the map, by searching for names/places/postcodes, or by using your current location, and click to obtain the route.
CHOICE OF THREE ROUTING MODES
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. You can switch the route type after planning it, and can save and rename and organise routes.
HILLS? NO PROBLEM!
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.
Thanks to Neil Edwards for his hard work on this release.
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
• This release adds iOS 11 support.
• Vastly improved location search results and expanded search support.
• Search also now supports natural language queries like 'coffee shops' or 'cash machine'.
• Fixes an issue with location searching for postcodes where a space was included.
• Added new map tile servers for quicker map loading.
We're working on a bigger redesign and would welcome your suggestions - see our blog!
Ratings and Reviews
I never write reviews but feel compelled to flag this to the development team. What is wrong with the lookup?? It NEVER finds an address (if it does, it's just the street not the number which is not useful). And why do I have to select local vs national? What is local? My postcode? My town? My county? Scrap it.
I keep persevering as I do believe this app is much needed. Just feels a bit unloved.
Good useful app but the UI is really bad
It took a week to understand the app, now I use it everyday, by default please remove the open maps, keep Apple vector as default. This is because your colour scheme choice is so horrible that you hardly see actual route. I manually drew the map on to google maps and then use google maps because directions was too hard to read. And please follow google maps way of putting in directions. I am not saying you are not innovative enough to find a new amazing way, there is already a design language for routing applications. If you use that people will intuitively know what to do.
A great app for wirking out cycle paths and routes
Both the app and the website do a really good job of letting you plan routes using everything from cycles paths to busy roads and letting you choose whether you want a quiet route or a fast one. The information is all based on open streetmap data and the developers run this as a not for profit venture so all credit to them (or go and donate on their site to keep it going)
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- CycleStreets Ltd
- 37.4 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
- © CycleStreets Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.