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Cycling in Scotland

Scotland Cycle Journey Planner

Welcome to the Beta launch of the exciting Cycle Journey Planner for Scotland. This is a development of the one that's been running in Cambridge for two years.

The mapping is based on OpenStreetMap which is a relatively new idea where anyone can contribute. Many parts of Scotland, especially Edinburgh, are pretty well mapped but there are still bits missing - local paths, accurate street names etc. It also highlights the fact that any computer generated route planning system will produce anomalies or 'mistakes'.

YOU can improve this by adding to OpenStreetMap or giving direct feedback to the CycleStreets website's developers.

CycleStreets has been made possible because local non-profit cycling promotion business ChangingPace (2008) saw the potential of the work done in Cambridge and persuaded the Scottish Government's Sustainable Transport section to give a small grant (with the help of Cycling Scotland) to develop an Edinburgh version of Cambridge Cycling Campaign's cycle journey planner.

The work done so far, and the development of OpenStreetMap, means that eventually it will be possible to plan journeys almost anywhere.

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.

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Latest photos of the area

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Start of route alongside the railway to Carnoustie on NCN route 1

There is no justification at all for a Cyclists Dismount sign here - but it's only National Cycle Network route 1, why would anyone care?

NCN route 1 straight ahead, scenic route to the left

Route signs and shared-use path entering Carnoustie on NCN route 1

NCN route 1 turns right and left here at Golf Street station

NCN route 1 between Barry Links and Carnoustie

NCN route 1 at Barry Links station

NCN route 1 at Barry Links station

NCN route 1 between Monifieth and Carnoustie





Shared footway/cycleway past hotel car park. Location: Carnoustie (Scotland, United Kingdom)

The route continues along the road. No need for the End of Route or Cyclists Dismount signs. Location: Broughty Ferry, Dundee (Scotland, United Kingdom)

Signs where path leaves minor road. Location: Broughty Ferry, Dundee (Scotland, United Kingdom)

A sticker for NCN1 Location: Broughty Ferry, Dundee (Scotland, United Kingdom)

This area likes signs! Location: Broughty Ferry, Dundee (Scotland, United Kingdom)

The junction where the Dundee Green Circular route leaves company with NCN1, which becomes the Angus Coastal Path. Location: Broughty Ferry, Dundee (Scotland, United Kingdom)

Fuel Stop

Missing sign - do not go under the railway bridge Its up here

Missing direction sign - Turn right up here do not go under the bridge .

NCN route 1 on the former docks railway line in Montrose.

Ultimately NCN route 1 should be routed on the coastal side of the railway (behind the camera).

National Cycle Network milepost, Carnoustie

NCN route 1 in Carnoustie

Cycle parking at Arbroath Abbey visitor centre and cycle route through the gatehouse.

Cycle route through Arbroath Abbey gatehouse.

Cycle route through Arbroath Abbey gatehouse.

Stylish cycle parking at Arbroath tourist information centre.

Cycle parking at Arbroath harbour

NCN route 1, Carnoustie promenade

NCN route 1, Carnoustie

Slalom on NCN route 1, Carnoustie.

Cyclists ignoring wheelbender parking at the Co-op, Carnoustie, in order to lock onto supportive railings.

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