CycleStreets journey planner

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About this app

Plan routes from A to B anywhere in the UK, with a choice of routing modes to suit a range of cyclists from beginner through regular commuter to enthusiast. 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 and Oliver Lockwood, with contributions from Christopher Fraser, Jonathan Gray, Theodore Hong, Farid Kurbanov, kyegupov, Shaun McDonald, Hilary Newmark, Simon Nuttall, John Singleton, Colin Watson.

Part of the development of this App has been funded by Cycling Scotland.
Updated on
Aug 26, 2023

Data safety

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No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info, and Photos and videos
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

537 reviews
Gareth Davies
July 8, 2021
What a pity. Was my favourite app but after the latest Android update it doesn't display the map any more. This, coupled with problems with the previous update, mean that it's becoming very unreliable. Previously, it was really good, identifying a variety of possible routes and usually, though not always, avoiding death trap dual carriageways and the like.
22 people found this review helpful
CycleStreets Ltd
September 16, 2021
I'm sorry for the inconvenience. There are some breaking changes in recent Android versions (to do with storage access) which I believe to be the cause. We don't yet have an upgrade fix (I will update this review when that changes). As a workaround, if you uninstall and reinstall the application then the map display should work again.
Steve Champion
September 29, 2023
Unsuitable for Milton Keynes. The routing within Milton Keynes is very poor. Although Google Maps cycle routing is a bit suspect in places, I found CycleStreets to be much worse.
February 2, 2022
It works but the UI is poor and makes it hard to use. Entering places isn't great, saving routes, in fact everything to do with finding a route pales in comparison to Google Maps. Once you have a route then it's pretty good, able to choose fastest, shortest, quietest or balanced routes. But the live route option wasn't great, failed to keep up with my location.
3 people found this review helpful

What's new

Moving to latest Android SDK requirements. No other changes.