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Cycling in Camden

Camden Cycle Journey Planner

Welcome to the CycleStreets cycle Journey Planner for Camden.

This is a development of the one that's been running in Cambridge for two years. The system not only offers you direct or quiet route options but will also show photos taken along the route - different depending on which direction you plan to travel.

The mapping is based on OpenStreetMap (OSM) which is a relatively new idea - a database of very detailed geographic data that was created by a community of volunteers and to which anyone can contribute. Camden is already quite thoroughly mapped on OSM, but you may be able to spot some missing links, especially where they are cycle or pedestrian-specific.

YOU can improve the OSM maps by adding to OpenStreetMap or giving direct feedback to the CycleStreets website's developers. At present CycleStreets doesn't take hills (or cobbles) into account. Improvements to deal with this known limitation in the Beta release will be in place soon.

At present there are not many photos on Camden. CycleStreets.net (see Cambridge.CycleStreets.net for inspiration). Please help by uploading yours. It will soon be possible to add videos as well.

One feature we hope that you will find useful - every time a route is planned it is given a unique URL (the link at the top of your browser, starting http:// ...). This can be used by you in future or sent to a friend who (for instance) is thinking of cycling to work but doesn't know the best route. It is also possible to view planned routes on mobile phones that have internet access.

A browsable London Cycle Map

Maps.camdencyclists.org.uk is a separate development by the Camden Cycling Campaign that offers a browsable library of London routes and cycling resources. It shows the London Cycle Network and other recommended cycle routes over a variety of different types of map (Google Map, Satellite, Terrain; OSM and OSM Cycle) with pop-up summary information on each route as well as cycle shops, cycle parking, hazards and more.

Google Streetview is included so you can pop-up movable views of the streets and the mapped features. A simple interface to the CycleStreets Journey Planner is included, so you can create and see CycleStreets journey plans directly on maps.camdencyclists.org.uk.

Cycling and cycle campaigning in Camden

Have a look at camdencyclists.org.uk for more information on cycling and cycle campaigning in Camden.

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Latest photos of the area

See also a full list of photos in this area.

Stop Killing Cyclists' National Funeral for the Unknown Cyclist First Pedal on Parliament protest ride. http://stopkillingcyclists.org/

@cyclestreets @MattWinfield2 #Time2ProtestOct13th #3billion4cycling @StopKillingCycl https://t.co/Ahk5Exkohr

Cut-through in Theatreland

Exemption

Rathbone Place

Charlotte Street

Enter this road on the wrong side.

No right turn, with no exemption for cycling.

Cycles are exempted from no right turn here

Tavistock Place

London scene - cargo bike and blue plaque.

Why? Just why would anyone think that was a suitable parking place for a motorbike?

Cycle parking and two pedestrian alleys beyond (at the rear of Holborn station)

One cycle stand at the start of Gate Street (pedestrians only)

This could be improved as a cut-through to North Gower Street.

This could be improved as a cut-through to North Gower Street.

Why can't developers use the standard signs for cycle routes rather than always having to invent their own?

All these new architectural statements at St Pancras and we're left with a busy one-way road and poor cycle parking - a real statement woukd have been a two-way segregated cycleway.

All these new architectural statements at St Pancras and we're left with a busy one-way road and poor cycle parking - a real statement woukd have been a two-way segregated cycleway.

Quietway 1 route sign, London

Quietway 1

Quietway 1

I don't know how this is supposed to work, with the eastbound cycle lane on the wrong side of the road.

Quietway 1 rejoining the carriageway on Bedford Square

Quietway 1 on Bedford Square

Quiet Route signs and cycle parking by the British Museum

No excuse at all - this London taxi just drove through the ASL to stop on the white line for cyclists.

Pavements are for parking in Hampstead https://t.co/R7rWHUTqVR

British transport policy in paint: https://t.co/RClSqCexwb Also on Mapillary where you can see it has changed: https://www.mapillary.com/app/?pKey=M8HbN-IKPcOxlu2LBMlu_Q

Mobile in the mix.

There's now a great plaza at the north side of the British Museum, which would be ideal for ranks of cycle stands.

Quiet Way 1, Holborn

In London for a wedding. View of a slightly famous landmark from my room window. https://t.co/fJOkt8jWOW

Permanent Home Zone (as opposed to a Play Street for 3 hours a week/month) & bike hangar

London Cycle Hire live data shown in advertisement

London Cycle Hire point

Two-way cycle trial using light segregation

Signage advising new cycleway trial

Bus lane

Nice cycle permeability

Nice cycle permeability

Cycleways on trial, double the space than before, which is much-needed

Cycle parking at King's Cross - good to see it has finally been provided, but not enough of it

Bus boarding in London is much quicker because cash transactions upon entry are not involved

London Cycle Hire point

Traffic-calmed area

Traffic-calmed area

Crossing

Cycle parking

Bike shop

This queue for the lift at St Pancras took almost 10 minutes to get through.

Motor vehicles are now barred from three sides of Fitzroy Square

Motor vehicles are now barred from three sides of Fitzroy Square

Motor vehicles are now barred from three sides of Fitzroy Square

Typical car-centric signage - it's still a through route, just not for motor vehicles

Road closure to creat a pleasant cycle route parallel to the Euston Road

Surprisingly unused cycle stands at the entrance to Euston bus station, considering the demand for parking in the station itself - and note the No Left Turns into the bus station for bikes sign beyond.

Temporary cycleway where the normal one is obstructed by construction work.

At last - the Seven Stations route has proper one-way cycle lanes on either side - and the road has been made one-way for motor traffic.

At last - the Seven Stations route has proper one-way cycle lanes on either side - and the road has been made one-way for motor traffic.

On a Virgin Voyager train from London Euston to Chester - I always worry that my wheel will get stretched...

Ospringe Road (west of Lady Margaret Road) Bikehangar Location: Kentish Town, London (England, United Kingdom)

Bikehangar Rochester Road (near Camden road) Location: Camden Town, London (England, United Kingdom)

St Augustine's Road Bikehangar Location: Camden, London (England, United Kingdom)

College Place Bikehangar Location: St. Pancras, London (England, United Kingdom)

Estelle Road Bikehangar

Ospringe east Location: Kentish Town, London (England, United Kingdom)

Ospringe Road Bikehangar Location: Kentish Town, London (England, United Kingdom)

Montpelier Grove Bikehangar Location: Kentish Town, London (England, United Kingdom)

The Royal College of Physicians has placed this gate blocking access even though both sides are publicly accesible

Looks like someone took their city bike into the salon!

Really bad congestion here on the day of a tube strike. Lorry on footway pedestrians squeezing through in both directions.

Gilbert Place

Cycle parking next to the kerb

Cycle parking

London Cycle Hire station

Contraflow

London Cycle Hire station - transition to new branding in progress

On-street cycle parking

On-street cycle parking

On-street cycle parking

New route near King's Cross, with cycle parking

Cycle parking

Cycle parking

Contraflow cycle track

Traffic calming in Somers Town - not closed to motor vehicles, but still improving the environment for cyclists.

Flying Dutchman shop, specialising in Dutch sit-up-and-begs.

Plenty of room for the odd cycle stand at the Jewish Museum.

Large area of newly tarted-up public space with not a single cycle stand.

At the far end it looks as if cyclists are being directed through this private estate, but this end is clearly unsuitable.

Is this a cycle lane, or are cyclists supposed to be on the carriageway where the cycle image is?

Possible cycle route through private estate (the signage is unclear at the east end).

On-road cycle lane - but there's no easy obvious access from the Goldington Crescent cycle route.

It looks as if cyclists are being routed through this private estate - some mistake I think

The route ahead is obvious, but the left-turn is puzzling - there's a No Left Turns sign at the lights.

Improved access to cycle route (remember to dismount for the zebra crossing)

Segregated cycleways on both sides of Pancras Road - not Dutch-style as there's too much of a kerb between the carriageway and the cycleway. Still, it's good once you get safely onto it.

This is not a Dutch-style cycleway as there's too much of a kerb between the carriageway and the cycleway. Still, it's good once you get safely onto it.

Short bus-stop bypass

Short bus-stop bypass for cyclists

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