WikiProject United Kingdom London Cycle Network

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An OSM Project to map London's Cycle Network. The network is co-ordinated by TFL, Sustrans, the London Cycling Campaign, CTC and Camden Borough Council.

The network is incomplete and not all routes are numbered.

An international cycling map created from OSM data is available, provided by Andy Allan. The map rendering is still being improved, the data are updated every few days. It shows National Cycle Network cycle routes, other regional and local routes, and other cycling-specific features, such as:
  • dedicated cycle tracks and lanes
  • bicycle parking
  • contours and hill colouring
  • bike shops
  • proposed bike routes (or numbering protocols), contrasted with the Lonvia map, below, which does not show proposed routes, but actual routes only

Lonvia's Cycling Map by Sarah Hoffman is an overlay which shows marked cycle routes around the world. Updated daily, it renders actual routes without the state=proposed tag. Therefore no proposed routes (or numbering protocols) are displayed.


The London Cycle Network shall be mapped as relations, due to shared sections.

For all relations:


If numbered (replace xx with appropriate number):

name=London Cycle Network Route xx

If not numbered:

name=London Cycle Network
description=(Insert route description here: e.g. Hackney Road to Cable Street via Whitechapel.)

See Cycle routes for the full tagging guide (although the above sufficies for the LCN).

Tagging for route generation

For routing it's particularly helpful if the LCN routes are tagged continuously and any special facilities such as contraflow lanes (cycleway=opposite_lane) are tagged. More generally, the better the OSM map becomes the better the routing will be, of course.

Camden Cycling Campaign is offering an experimental facility to plan cycle routes in London using the OSM database. (Only central and inner north London at present, but if it's successful we'll expand it. The routes are generated by a very clever program developed by Cambridge Cycling Campaign). To try the OSM-based London route planner use the Plan a Route... button on the: Camden maps.

--Georgio8 23:24, 2 January 2008 (UTC)



Route Description Mapped Notes Map link or relation
CS2 Stratford to Aldgate 100% Fully mapped from Bow roundabout to Aldgate (Phase 1 - opened Summer 2011), and from Stratford to Bow (Phase 2 - opened Nov 2013). Full proposal was originally for CS2 to extend further east along A118 to Ilford Hill [1]
CS3 Barking (River Road) to Tower Gateway 100% Cycle Superhighway CS3, fully mapped Tower Gateway to Barking [2]
CS7 Merton (River Wandle) to City 73% Mapped between Tooting Bec and City [3]


Route Description Mapped Notes Map link or relation
0 Hyde Park to Southwark Bridge 90% Stations Circular in Westminster, Camden, Islington and the City --Jean Dollimore 14:07, 3 January 2008 (UTC) Relation 12176
2 Unknown 60% Roughly close to A2 road. Relation 2706
2a Unknown  ??% I saw it cross the A205 --Amaroussi (talk) 18:34, 16 September 2013 (UTC) Relation 3210691
3 Unknown  ??% South bank near Waterloo to Earlsfield -- appears to start where it meets NCN 4. Sign on A3 pointing to Putney and Kingston, numbered signs disappear near both. [4]
5 Edgware-Chelsea Bridge - Streatham 40% Northern part almost to Hyde Park complete-- then between Hyde Park and Chelsea Bridge partly done, but surveys needed -- someone else has done part south of Thames --Jean Dollimore 16:03, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

North of Hyde Park may have moved from Edgware Road to Seymour Place (10 July 2010)

The mapped route from Hyde Park to north seems very suspicious, there are very long stretches with no signs whatsoever, especially north of North Circular (3 Sep 2010)

6 East Camden to Waterloo Bridge 90% North South route in Westminster and Camden--Jean Dollimore 14:08, 3 January 2008 (UTC) [6]
6a Highgate to Parliament in Camden and Westminster 90% (no official number yet - Camden and Westminster CC call it 6a)--Jean Dollimore 14:07, 3 January 2008 (UTC) [7]
7 Elephant and Castle - Smithfield - Finsbury Park - Wood Green 80% north end from Wood Green station to Inderwick Road/Tottenham Lane missing--Jean Dollimore 14:07, 3 January 2008 (UTC) Relation 13307 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
8 Farringdon Road -Leyton 50% marked from western end as until just before Mabley Park and Hackney Marshes - but gap due to missing survey around Packington Street in Islington --Jean Dollimore 18:37, 8 January 2008 (UTC) [8]
9 London Bridge (south side) - Chingford 0% Routes via Bishopsgate, Arnold Circus, Columbia Road, London Fields, Hackney Central, Walthamstow Marsh, Low Hall Farm, Chingford Road, Chingford (Station Road)
10 Elephant and Castle - City – Tottenham - Enfield - Cheshunt 50% Mapped between St Ann's Road (Tottenham) and City
-- Attila 17:56, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Relation 240491 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
11 Bank - Bow; Stratford - Woodford Green 50% Mapped from Bank to Bow. Technically, LCN 11 doesn't exist Bow to Stratford. Still need to map from Great Eastern Road (Stratford) to Woodford New Road/High Road [9]
13 Canning Town - Barking - Rainham 75% Mapped Canning Town to Barking (River Road). The rest of the route east is intermittent, broadly following the old A13 (A1306) to the Greater London border. In places this also forms part of NCN 13 [10], which goes even further east & west [11]
14 East Camden to Crouch Hill 70% Continuation of route 6 in islington--Georgio8 14:12, 3 January 2008 (UTC) Relation 3188316
15 Tower Gateway - Canning Town - East Ham - Barking - Beacontree Heath - Upminster Routing  Relation checked 22 October 2014. Relation 1400350 (JOSM)
16 Camden-Victoria Park (individual tags); Old Ford - eastern edge of The Greenway (Relation 1400913) 75% Started eastern end - problem WB at Upper St, then a missing bits by Packington St and Cambridge Heath Road, Old Ford Road east Victoria Park Jean Dollimore 14:07, 3 January 2008 (UTC). Please check if the route Camden-Victoria Park is valid. I understand LCN 16 runs mainly along The Greenway, and any route further west than Parnell Road was only proposed (Old Ford Road, Sewardstone Road, Hackney Road to join LCN 9 [12] [13]
19 Greenwich (LCN 2) → Welling → Bexleyheath → ? Routing  Relation 4115212 (JOSM)
20 Deptford (LCN 2) → Lewisham → Mottingham → New Eltham → Sidcup (LCN 69) Routing  Relation checked 17 October 2014. Relation 3211298 (JOSM)


Route Description Mapped Notes Map link or relation
22 London Bridge → Peckham → Catford → Bromley → Orpington Routing  Relation checked 15 October 2014. Relation 4067 (JOSM)
Relation 3525538 (JOSM) (Peckham variant)
Relation 4112075 (JOSM) (Jubilee Park variant)
23 Elephant & Castle → Unknown  ??% Central London probably implies Elephant & Castle since 7 and 10 meet there. Mapped from Elephant & Castle -> Dulwich -> Crystal Palace. Some known points in Croydon. Signage to Thornton Heath Relation 2707 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
24 Unknown  ??% Mapped from Wallington -> Mitcham
Also signed as part of national route 22 and also 20 in two places in Hackbridge.
25 Unknown  ??% Mapped from Brixton -> Herne Hill -> East Dulwich -> Peckham Rye Park [14]
25a Unknown  ??% Sign at Kingsholm Gardens Relation 3210738
26 Fulham area  ??% Spotted at Clem Atlee Estate Relation 3891759
27 Unknown  ??% Mapped from Penge -> Bromley. Signage to Greenwich [15]
29 Unknown  ??% Mapped a single road in Sutton, several in Wimbledon [16] [17]
35 Unknown  ??% Stumbled upon between Chiswick and Shepherd's Bush [18]
37 Unknown  ??% Mapped from Putney to Vauxhall. Probably follows rail line further. Numbered signs run out in Putney. The route pops up again in Twickenham (Lion Road). [19] [20] [21]
38 Kings Road - ? - Ebury Street - ? - Fleet Street  ??% East end of Fleet Street has sign to Covent Garden and Westminster but didn't see any more signs from there to Trafalgar Square. [22]
39 Uxbridge Road - Shepherd's Bush - Hyde Park - Oxford Circus - Finsbury  ??% Mapped between Uxbridge Road and Shepherd's Bush. Spotted sign on Bury Place. Between Hyde Park and Oxford Circus might be via Brook and Grosvenor streets but can't find any numbered signs there. [23]


Route Description Mapped Notes Map link or relation
44 Unknown  ??% Mapped from Hammersmith to Kensington Olympia. Also found it west of Hammersmith towards the Great west road, but not followed it to see where it gets to [24]
45 Harrow - Battersea Bridge Mapped from HSK to Battersea bridge. Have tracks from Notting Hill to Harrow [25]
50 Camden/Barnet border - St James Park through Westminster 70% Mapped through Camden and Westmisnter. (there is some more through Barnet on Finchley Road) --Jean Dollimore 14:07, 3 January 2008 (UTC) [26]
54 Alexandra Palace - Wood Green - Tottenham - Walthamstow 50% Mapped between Wood Green and Tottenham --Attila 20:08, 7 September 2009 (GMT) Relation 75419
64 Unknown  ??% Repeater Sign at Briset Road Relation 3210753
66 Thamesmead (NCN 1) → Plumstead → Welling → New Eltham → Petts Wood (LCN 22) Routing  Relation checked 17 October 2014.
  • A sign on St Jude Street turning onto Boleyn Road in Dalston is incorrect: it should show LCN 10.
Relation 4115175 (JOSM)
Relation 4115176 (JOSM) (66a)
Relation 4115177 (JOSM) (66b)
73 Unknown  ??% Sign spotted at Robin Hood gate in Richmond Park [27]
75 Unknown  ??% Mapped from Beddington -> Sutton -> Cheam, signing gets unclear past Sutton -> Croydon (Patchy) -> Bromley [28]

80 onwards

Route Description Mapped Notes Map link or relation
88 Unknown  ??% Mapped Enfield to Cockfosters section --steve8 20:07, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
88a found in Hayes --Amaroussi (talk) 11:53, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
Relation 4115821 (JOSM) (88a)
154 Newham (East Ham - North Woolwich) 100% LCN+ 154 runs along the eastern edge of Newham. [30]
155 Newham (Stratford - Manor Park 100% LCN+ 155 extends from the west (border Newham/Tower Hamlets), to the east (Newham/Redbridge), along the A118. [31]
157 Newham (Canning Town - East Ham) 100% LCN+ 157 extends from the west (border Newham/Tower Hamlets), to the east (Newham/Barking & Dagenham), along the A13. [32]
213 Unknown  ??% Near Norwood Junction [33]
213 Unknown  ??% Near Norwood Junction [34]
222 Unknown  ??% Just north of Croydon [35]
285 Newham (Leamouth - North Woolwich) 100% LCN+ 285 runs along the southern edge of Newham. [36]

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