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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.

Other areas …

Latest photos of the area

See also a full list of photos in this area.

On the island between the carriageways.

On the island between the carriageways.

Cycle route past the Francis Crick Institute

Cycle routes past the Francis Crick Institute

Right turn for cyclists

These planters are usually used for cycle parking but here are used to slow/deter cyclists

Through route needed for cycling

Sudden end of cycleway - this obstruction has been here for so long that it's visible on the satellite imagery.

Segregated cycle lane north of St Pancras station

Start of off-road cycle lane north from St Pancras station

Bus in left-turn lane, which was clearly a cycle lane until new provision was added to the left.

New protected cycle lane under St Pancras station

Long queue of taxis for the Kings Cross/St Pancras rank - and No Motorised Vehicles sign ('except taxis' plaque missing?)

New stretch of protected cycle lane, St Pancras station

Barriers to slow cyclists on the Regent's Canal

Cycle parking at the Coal Drops Yard

Cyclist in pedestrian area, the Coal Drops Yard

Cycle parking at the Coal Drops Yard

Contraflow cycle lane protected during construction across the road

Bike-sharing station and cycle contraflow lane

Parallel zebra/cycle crossing from Kings Cross/St Pancras to the University of the Arts

Shared use from Kings Cross/St Pancras to the University of the Arts

Quite a quiet road (for Central London)

Not just Congestion Charging, but the ULEZ is here too!

Cycle parking at the (increasingly popular) Wellcome Collection

Route signs and No Entry Except Cyclists towards the Euston Road

New cycle-only layout of Judd Street at the British Library crossroads

New cycle-only layout of Judd Street at the British Library crossroads. Also cycle parking - two Sheffield stands to the left.

New right-hook arrangement at the British Library crossroads

Sign for new right-hook arrangement at the British Library crossroads

Cycle parking at the Waitrose, Brunswick Centre - a long way from any road or cycleway.

Cut-through beside the Francis Crick Institute to St Pancras station

An O-bike by the racks between King's Cross and St. Pancras stations.

Contraflow cycle lane interrupted by a give way marking

Contraflow cycle lane past the Brunswick Centre

OSM/OCM show Judd St as closed to motor traffic at Euston Road, which is not (usually) the case - anyway it's good that they kept a cycle lane open during roadworks.

This will make life simpler! Contactless bike-sharing in London.

Large and well stocked Santander bike station

Cycle lane to nowhere - is it for people returning Santander bikes, or dismounting to reach Euston station?

New double-deck cycle parking and Sheffield stands at the new taxi rank, Euston station.

New double-deck cycle parking and Sheffield stands at the new taxi rank, Euston station.

New closure to motor vehicles in Bloomsbury

Not all loading is essential*. Clerkenwell Rd needs kerb-protected bike tracks. Paint doesn’t work. *(London officially has the tastiest tap water in the world). https://t.co/xChTttRZEA

Cyclists Dismount? Why, when the traffic is semi-stationary (and you can zip past inside the cones anyway) ?

I see from my diversionary route this morning that CS6, open for [checks notes] 8 weeks, is holding up about as well as can be expected in these parts... https://t.co/V1qLJhX0Gi

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

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