Journey Planner

Cycling England has teamed up with Transport Direct to provide a national urban Cycle Journey Planner through the Transport Direct portal. Work is largely complete with a number of pilot areas, the results of which may be viewed on the Cycle Journey Planner page of the Transport Direct website. Building on the lessons learnt from progress to date, the Cycle Journey Planner will now be extended to include other urban areas, with initial focus on the remaining Cycling Towns and Cities not included in the pilot phase. Match funding to cover the cost of generating and managing data for inclusion in the Cycle Journey Planner will be offered to other local authorities from early 2010. A guide, Introducing the Cycle Journey Planner, has been produced, inviting local authorities to register an interest in this exciting initiative.

Cycling England is very enthusiastic about this project, which promises to promote and encourage cycling by offering cycle-friendly route suggestions to those new to this mode, and thus uncertain what to look for, or unfamiliar with an area.

The project is a partnership between Cycling England, Transport Direct, local authorities and cycling communities – all working together on the development, maintenance and support of the Cycle Journey Planner. Local authorities, with support from their cycling communities, will play a key role in providing valuable local knowledge, keeping the data up-to-date, and using the information to help inform and shape a programme of improvements for cyclists in the area.

We would welcome feedback on the pilot Cycle Journey Planner areas, use the ‘Contact us’ button at the bottom of the Transport Direct Cycle Journey Planner page.

More details about the Cycle Journey Planner can be found in Frequently Asked Questions (pdf), including information for local authorities considering commissioning the collection of data for the Cycle Journey Planner, or using existing data. Please contact jo.cleary@cyclingengland.co.uk for any additional information required about this project.

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