Sustrans Connect2

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An OSM project to map the forthcoming Sustrans Connect2 walking and cycling projects as they are built around the UK.

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
  • contours and hill colouring
  • bicycle parking
  • bike shops, toilets, drinking fountains, even pubs!
  • proposed bike routes (or numbering protocols), contrasted with the Lonvia map, below, which does not show proposed routes, but actual routes only

CyclOSM A free cycle-oriented map with more features than OpenCycleMap. See its wiki page CyclOSM.
Waymarked Trails: Cycling by Sarah Hoffman is a layer superimposed over mapnik (Standard Map Layer) which shows marked cycle routes around the world. Updated minutely, it renders actual routes without the state=proposed tag. Therefore no proposed routes (or proposed numbering protocols) are displayed.
Description Who's mapping it? Tracks Mapped Labelled Notes
Eastern England
Norwich - connections to Whitlingham Country Park
Royston railway crossing
St. Neots - a River Great Ouse bridge
Cambridge to Wicken Fen
Watton and Griston link rjw62 100% 100% 100% Route now open, and named "Stans Walk". Also updated tagging on Gillman's Drift following upgrade. Other related improvements in Watton not fully mapped.
Cheshunt, crossing the A10 to reach the Lee steve8
East Midlands
Carlton-le-Moorland and Bassingham Link
Holdingham and Sleaford over the A17 road
Leicestershire - links through Watermead Park Morwen
Northampton - Briar Hill and Upton Park, River Wellingborough, Rushden, Higham Ferrers.
Islington Walking and Cycling Routes Ollie
Croydon Park links
Paddington - Westbourne railway bridge and links eAi Just round the corner
South Bermondsey - disused rail bridge links
Bethnal Green and new bridge over Regents Ollie Just up the road from me and will shorten my commute - can't wait!
Havering - Ingrebourne Valley links
North East England
Bedlington and Cramlington Connection James_Derrick 75% 75% 75% Mapped from Cramlington Cycleway Network, East Hartford, Humford Mill stepping stones to Bedlington. Major works are needed North of East Hartford to repair the trail.
Ingleby Barwick, Yarm, Eaglescliffe and Blyth Ferry
Durham- Belmont to Newton Hall over Belmont Gregory
Northern Ireland
Derry / Londonderry - greenway and cycle path
Strabane - River Mourne Bridge and links
Dungannon Park Connections
Ballymoney Railway Bridge and links
Omagh - riverside path and new bridges
Three Mile Water greenway
North West England
Nantwich to Crewealong the A530 corridor
Marple and Stockport, Goyt Valley connection
Huyton - The Statt Moers Park Links & Rochdale Canal Towpath Connections
Carlisle - Kingmoor and Currock
Padiham, East Lancashire Loop
Sale- Bridgewater Canal connections Richard B A section immediately north of Sale town centre looks like a cycleway now - with signs saying "Sustrans Connect 2" etc. I've marked this on the map. Rest of towpath looks as bumpy as it ever was.
Chester connections over the Dee
Northwich - Riversdale Swingbridge
Everton Park and the Mersey
Bury - the Woolfold Gap
Maryport Station Links
Glasgow - completing the Bridge to Nowhere
Dumfries - connecting two railway paths
Perthto Scone - River Tay Bridge
Hamilton, Chatelherault, Larkhall links
South East England
Links to the north Kent coast Gregoryw Details: [1]

Entered in the approximate route with ncn=proposed / rcn=proposed. --Gregoryw 18:48, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Planning application for Crab & Winkle Way bridges now submitted: [2]. The planning application for the rest of the Crab & Winkle Way extension was granted permission. --Gregoryw 17:00, 9 September 2010 (BST)

The above-mentioned bridges are now to be delivered outside of Connect2, but the Connect2 monies will be spent on an alternative route in Whitstable (Extension of the Oyster Bay Trail to connect with the Crab & Winkle Way). The other project as part of this Connect2 scheme is the closing of the loop on the Viking Coastal Trail. Construction for both is scheduled for early 2013. --Gregoryw 17:12, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Dartford Riverside Gregoryw
Hastings and Bexhill coastal connections Gregoryw Entered in the approximate route with ncn=proposed by using the new Yahoo! aerial photography in the area.
Southampton - Itchen Riverside Path monxton Already mapped by jpd. Path is complete, but the end points are temporary.
Shoreham - harbour crossing Gregoryw
New Forest - Common Connections
Banbury, Oxford Canal links Richard
South West England
Bath, Two Tunnels Details: [3]
Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton
Weymouth to Portland - Olympic connections
Connecting Salisbury, Alderbury and Wilton
Ottery St Mary over the river to school
Bournemouth and Hurn
Tintern - connection over the River Wye
Bristol - Ashton Park, Long Ashton, Nailsea tiiiim This is the Festival Way, and seems to follow the same route as NCN33
Monmouth - local connections
Merthyr Tydfil- Trevithick Trail to town centre link
Treforest - University links and connections
Port Talbot to Cwmafan and the Forest Park
Rhyl bridge at Foryd Harbour, River Clwyd
Cardiff: the Ely River Connection
Newport to Caerleon
Carmarthen to Johnston riverside links
Clydach, Afon Tawe Bridge
West Midlands
Worcester - a Severn Bridge at Diglis Lock Richard
Shrewsbury - The Severnside Gap
Birmingham - Sutton Coldfield, and the Plants Brook Route Blackadder Some chunks of this are already in place and mapped in OSM. Map. Blackadder lives close by and will be supporting this route. He is also on the Steering Group for the project.
Kenilworth to Berkswell Greenway and Rugby Blackadder possibly I receive information on the progress of this project. The Connect2 element requires the construction of an overbridge which is about to be designed by Warwickshire County Council
Leicester Road Viaduct
Hereford - The Rotherwas Sewage Bridge
Bradford Living Streets - Manchester Road Bridge
Bridlington to Flamborough Head Coastal
Scunthorpe Ridgeway connections
Killamarsh - Halfway Tram Terminus, Rother
Harrogate, Ripley and the Dales
Brompton-on-Swale - a bridge across the river


  • Tracks means that the GPS tracks for the route have been uploaded to OSM
  • Mapped means that nodes and ways have been created from the GPS tracks
  • Labelled means that the ways have been appropriately labelled as a cycle path, see the cycleway key on Map Features.