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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. (see 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 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

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.

Improved pedestrian cut-through opposite St Pancras station

Long, virtually empty bike-sharing station, and car parking spaces taken over for a restaurant terrace.

Creative cycle parking near Euston station

Covered cycle parking with bug hotel and nesting box at a residential block between St Pancras and Euston station

Open and covered cycle parking at a residential block between St Pancras and Euston station

Lots of new cycle lights in this area - I'm not sure whether cyclists get an advanced start.

Southbound traffic used to go straight ahead here - now there's a pleasant plaza in front of the theatre.

New kerb-protected section of cycle lane on route C10

Not the most cycle-friendly barrier

Cycle routes to Kings Cross and the West End

Right turn except cycles

Contraflow towards Kings Cross station - except that it's closed at the moment for demolition/building work

Cycle route towards Kings Cross station

Modal filters south of Kings Cross (also to the right)

I don't know if this bike is used or if it's a 'feature' of the shop.

Outdoor seating on Tottenham Court Road. BUSES AND 🚲 AHEAD ONLY

Great Russell Street

Dyott Street

Great Russell Street dockless scooter and bike hire.

Bloomsbury Street cycle lane

Signs for The Camden Clean Air Cycle Ride.

Sign for The Camden Clean Air Cycle Ride.

Bernard Street zebra crossing at the junction.

Cycle hire, Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury

Penny farthing / ordinary cycle parked opposite a pub in Bloomsbury.

Bike share Euston Road.

King's Cross Station at coronation 2023 time.

Belgrove Street, King's Cross with St. Pancras in the background.

Tight double-parked Santander Cycles, presumably stacked like this ready for the morning rush.

Densely packed Santander Cycles awaiting tomorrow's rush.

Lime Bikes in Belgrove Street

Torrington Place segregated cycleway

Gordon Square

Gower Street, London

Kerb segregated cycleway, Gower Street, London

Store Street

Tottenham Court Road

Tottenham Court Road

Tottenham Court Road

Hardly any bikes left for hire at this time of the morning, the two in the distance had problems.

Bus stop bypass

As always, a proportion of our journey from #Tottenham into central #London had no safe #cycling infrastructure, which made sections of the route pretty hairy. Better cycling infrastructure 🚲= more active travel = healthier environme ... [more]

Tavistock Place

Montague Street, Bloomsbury

Bury Place, Quietway 1

Bury Place, Quietway 1

Theobalds Road

Drury Lane

High Holborn

Plantlocks - looking a bit neglected.

Bike rental in Bedford Way

One of mother's grandfathers was killed just a few days before the armisitice was signed, which is why Uncle John was a conscientious objector. Tavistock Square

Racks opposite the British Medical Association, BMA.

Cycle parking in the middle of the road between St Pancras and King's Cross

[Image created 17.3.23] Article by Laura Laker in the May 2023 issue of Cycling Plus [] about cycle carriage on trains. She was travelling out of Euston station. London hence my locating this there. Other image t ... [more]

Brompton bike hire point

Part of the cut-through route from Kings Cross/St Pancras to Euston station.

Road space taken for a bike-sharing station

Well marked workplace cycle parking (bikes with drop handlebars to the right, apparently)

Could it be any more obvious?

Road narrowing with contraflow cycle lane

Not very well signed, but cyclists should go to the right here (and look out for two low kerbs).

Pedestrian alley with no cycle facilities

Painted protection for cyclists on this corner

Modal filter and cycle parking

Cycle parking with modal filter ahead

Contraflow cycle lane

Excellent new people-friendly streetscaping

Lots of cycle parking on this excellent new streetscape

No Entry except Cycles, surely, given how much cycle parking there is here?

No Entry Except Cycles

Contraflow cycle lane

Bike hangar and cycle contraflow ahead

Private motorbike and cycle parking at the Institute for Fiscal Studies

Two bike stands here, two more up by the next corner

Bike-sharing station on Quietway 1, but no actual cycle parking at RADA

Lots of bike stands and sharing bikes at Birkbeck College

Cycle parking at the Bloomsbury Theatre

Pop-up road closure outside the UCL Institute of Archeology, with no provision for cyclists

Pop-up road closure and bike-sharing station

Good use of space outside a University of London building

Plenty of cycle stands dotted around this area near UCL

Cycle contraflow near Euston station

Alley with wheelbender cycle parking, presumably for hotel staff.

New route past the Francis Crick Institute - the route to the right can be gated off, while the narrower route to the left (shown as a cycleway on OpenStreetMap) is always open.

No Public Right of Way sign on the new cut-through to St Pancras station

Red Lion Street, London

Crossing Theobalds Road,London

Right London. One good thing about the weather is it lets us see in *real life* how much space the traffic really uses. This is called a ‘Sneckdown’ Your mission - if you have a vantage point - is to send me all your Sneckdown photos ... [more]

Modal filter on the Granary Square site, Kings Cross

Barriers on the ramp to the Regent's Canal towpath, Kings Cross

Ramp to the Regent's Canal towpath, Kings Cross

Information at the cycle parking at Central St Martin's, University of the Arts London

Not the easiest access to the cycle parking at Central St Martin's, University of the Arts London

Plenty of cycle parking and shared bikes outside the University of the Arts London

Dropped kerb ahead where the building works finally close the cycleway and cyclists have to move to the shared-use area.

Cycle store at student housing in Bloomsbury

Cycle street with informal pedestrian crossing to Cartwright Gardens

Route sign on Cycle Superhighway 6 - the obvious route to Euston is to the left on the Euston Road, but the signed route is presumably via Phoenix Road, fine if you're not in a hurry.

Contraflow cycle lane and parking

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