Within this section you will find documentation on how to use CycleStreets and how it works 'behind the scenes'.
We welcome any feedback you can provide on this section.
About CycleStreets, and what we're currently working on
Overview: your questions answered
The cycle map legend describes the map symbols and lines.
The main maps on this site come from a project called OpenCycleMap (which is part of the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project).
Use the print option from your browser when viewing a route listing page. The print option is usually in the File menu, or on some browsers can be activated by Ctrl+P (hold the control key and press p).
The site normally displays distances and heights in miles and feet.
If you'd like to change to metric units you can do so, but it requires signing-in to the site. Once signed-in go to the map settings page.
Our Journey Planner finds cycle routes from A to B in the UK. Taking into account the type of roads, the hilliness of the terrain, it presents a choice of the fastest, quietest and balanced routes. Images from our photomap library of locations along the journey are shown.
The Photomap lets you view and add cycling-related photos in your area and beyond. By categorising these photos, galleries showing a range of good and poor practice are created, which can be useful in influencing decision-makers.