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A year of photos from CycleStreets

CycleStreets, the cycle journey planning people, will this year be publishing a photo a day – from the CycleStreets Photomap containing over 25,000 cycling-related photos submitted by our users.

Either by checking the front page of the site, or by following the @CycleStreets channel on Twitter, people will get our selection of the best photo taken that day in previous years.

The CycleStreets Photomap is a brilliant resource for cycle campaigners – and one which people can contribute to, either via the website or via the CycleStreets iPhone app (Android and mobile HTML versions are being worked on too).

As well as a range of quirky, interesting and unusual pictures, there are masses of pictures of good and bad infrastructure that campaigning groups around the country will find useful. Groups like Cambridge Cycling Campaign have often found the resource immensely useful, as it has enabled examples of best practice to be shared, and evidence of problems to be published so that they can be drawn to the attention of the authorities.

Martin, one of the people developing the CycleStreets site, said:

"We hope to surprise people daily with a range of interesting, useful and sometimes downright quirky images. Tune in to our twitter channel to discover something new each day. And if you're quick, photos added on the day may get picked as the best one."

All the pictures have been contributed by users of the site – and naturally they retain rights to the photos, though many are public domain or Share-Alike, making them re-usable for fellow campaigners. To add a photo, just click on the link at www.cyclestreets.net/photomap and upload away! Photos can also be imported from Flickr, and the CycleStreets iPhone app lets you upload on-street when you come across a problem needing fixing – or something unusual.

CycleStreets is also seeking funding through our Funding Drive to improve the Photomap to make it as useful and user-friendly as possible.

Here's a selection of photos from the Photomap. Check our front page or tune into our Twitter channel for a new one each day!

The Netherlands shows us how cycle infrastructure should be done

Beauty and the bike

Shameful unloading – in a busy contraflow cycle lane

Boris Bikes about to be redistributed from Waterloo

Newcastle Millennium Bridge

Cycle-powered advertising in Canelones, Uruguay

Hopeless wheelbender parking

5 bikes to 1 stand here!

Click on each photo to view details and attribution

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