London Cycle Network
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.
|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:
|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.|
The London Cycle Network shall be mapped as relations, due to shared sections.
For all relations:
If numbered (replace xx with appropriate number):
If not numbered:
- alt_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 suffices for the LCN).
Tagging for route generation
For routing it's particularly helpful if routes are tagged continuously and any special facilities are tagged, such as:
- Contraflow cycling on one-way streets:
- non-separated contraflow cycling: oneway:bicycle=no + cycleway=opposite
- contraflow cycling lane: e.g. oneway:bicycle=no + cycleway:right=opposite_lane
- contraflow cycling track: e.g. oneway:bicycle=no + cycleway:right=opposite_track
- contraflow cycling via contraflow bus lane: oneway:bicycle=no + cycleway:right=opposite_share_busway
- where cycling is allowed in bus/psv only roads:
- crossing nodes (i.e. "highway=crossing"):
- "highway=footway" sections of cycle routes where cyclists must dismount (including pedestrian only crossings):
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)
For all relations use:
- cycle_network=GB:London Cycleways
|Route||Description||Notes||Map link or relation|
|C1||Ponders End to Upper Edmonton||Will connect to existing CS1 via North Middlesex Hospital (). Further north an extension to Freezywater is under construction.|
|CS1 (C1)||Liverpool Street to Tottenham||Will get rebranded as Cycleway 1. Will connect with Enfield's A1010 route, which is already partially signed as C1.|
|CS2||Aldgate to Stratford||Likely to get rebranded as Cycleway 2. Full proposal was originally for CS2 to extend further east along A118 to Ilford Hill.|
|CS3 (C3)||Lancaster Gate to Barking (River Road)||Will get rebranded as Cycleway 3. Will also get a short extension eastwards to meet the planned C25 route.|
|C4||Tower Bridge to Greenwich||Partially open. The existing Q14 west of Tower Bridge will apparently be a continuation of C4. A Streetspace temporary extension of this route from Greenwich to Woolwich is also under construction.|
|C5||Westminster Bridge Road - Clapham Common - Norbury||Cycleway 5 will be the rebranded Q5.|
|CS5||Oval to Pimlico||Future Cycleway number is unknown; Cycleway 5 will be the rebranded Q5, and not this CS5 route.|
|C6||Kentish Town to Elephant & Castle||Cycle Superhighway 6 was completely rebranded as C6.|
|CS7 (C7)||Merton (River Wandle) to the City||Will get rebranded as Cycleway 7. Streetspace improvement under way during 2020.|
|CS8||Wandsworth to Westminster. Streetspace improvement during summer 2020.||Could get rebranded as Cycleway 8, but could potentially get split into 2 different Cycleway routes on either side of the Thames; a Streetspace "CS8 Extension – Chelsea Bridge to Lotts Road" is planned, presumably following NCN 4 towards Imperial Wharf.|
|C9||Hounslow to Kensington Olympia||Construction of Phase 1 (Brentford to Olympia) began in 2019.|
|C10 (Q1)||Q1 will become C10. New wayfinding on C6 for the current Q1 route were signed (for future use) as 'C10' route but subsequently got covered by 'Q1' stickers. A future extension to Hampstead Road is planned (presumably via)|
|C11||The planned CS11 construction was blocked by legal action. Cycle lanes have been introduced on Portland Place as a Streetspace intervention.|
|C12||Quietway 3 will become C12.|
|C13||Former sign (now removed) on C6 suggested that Q13 will become C13.|
|C14||'Thames Path'||Almost fully signed between Tower Bridge and South Dock (near Southwark border), but the segment through King's Stairs Gardens () is still undelivered. C14 signage ends at South Dock just before where a new footbridge was proposed in the Q14 plans. Further east of here, existing sections of Q14 will get rebranded as C14.|
|C16||Existing and planned Q6 route is to become Cycleway 16.|
|C17||Partially open. Former Q7 route has become Cycleway 17, although Q7 signage still exists at Dulwich Village.|
|C18||Greenwich to Kent House|
|C20||Enfield Town to Finsbury Park*||First section (along the A105 mini-holland) is open between Enfield Town and and the Enfield-Haringey border. Previously planned as northern section of Q10.
* Not clear yet where C20 and C38 will start/end in Haringey; a planned Green Lanes route in Hackney ( ) could potentially be a future section of C20.
|C21||Enfield Town to Meridian Water||Formerly planned as Quietway 18.|
|C23||Lea Bridge to Whipps Cross||Launched route that was constructed as the Lea Bridge mini-holland. Will be extended westwards to Dalston. An extension eastwards to Waterworks Roundabout and onward towards Woodford is under construction.|
|C25||Ilford to Barking Riverside|
|C26||Lea Bridge to ?||Future route already signed as 'route to Leyton' from C23, but the direct route might run to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.|
|C27||East Acton to Walthamstow||Quietway 2 will become C27; in Waltham Forest, a route realignment via Lea Bridge station/Argall is under construction ().|
|C28||Kingston upon Thames to Surbiton||Launched route that was initially launched as Quietway 19.|
|C29||Kingston upon Thames to Surbiton||Built between Kingston and Surbiton, with an extension to Tolworth under construction. Formerly planned (and partially signed) as Quietway 20.|
|C30||Norbiton to Kingston Vale||Most of the route is signed, although the consulted mini-holland scheme has not been delivered in full as yet due to reduced funding post-COVID.|
|C31||New Malden to Raynes Park||Launched, with a future extension to Wimbledon planned.|
|C32||Kingston to New Malden||Proposed mini-holland route.|
|C34||Acton to Wood Lane||Construction along the A40 is mostly complete. Was previously to become Cycleway 10 and part of the East-West Cycle Superhighway.|
|C35||Bermondsey Spa to Catford||Signed between Bermondsey Spa and Peckham. Route was previously planned as Q9 (also referred to locally as QW83).|
|C36||Kennington Park to Burgess Park||Formerly planned as Q8. Short section in Burgess Park is mapped as open on TfL's Cycle map, but is unsigned.|
|C37||Hackney to Westferry||Partly open as a Streetspace pop-up route. A planned extension of this route to Isle of Dogs has been deferred for now.|
|C38||Finsbury Park* to Farringdon||Under construction between Finsbury Park and Highbury Fields. Will launch via a Streetspace route on Liverpool Road, although this route (formerly Q10) was planned to run via a 'quieter' parallel street.
* Not clear yet where C20 and C38 will start/end in Haringey.
|C39||Shepherds Bush to Kensington Olympia||Launched in 2020.|
|C40||Brentford to Twickenham||Under construction.|
|C41||St. Pancras to Holborn||Under construction. An extension to Euston is planned.|
|C44||Grand Union Canal(/North Kensington) to Notting Hill/Bayswater||Northbound is signed as being a 'through route' to North Kensington (planned via). However a 'branch route' as far as Grand Union Canal is already open, with Queen's Park being the signed (future) destination on this.|
|?||Oval to Streatham Hill||Streetspace plans for rapid construction of route.|
|?||Peckham Rye to Streatham||Under construction.|
|?||Colliers Wood to Sutton||Under construction.|
For all relations use:
- cycle_network=GB:London Quietways
|Route||Description||Mapped||Notes||Map link or relation|
|Q1 (C10)||North section: Bloomsbury to Covent Garden to
South section: South Bank to Greenwich (extension to Bexleyheath under construction)
|Q2 (C27)||East Acton to Walthamstow||100%||Quietway 2; construction of central section (Westminster, Camden) still to be completed|
|Q3 (C12)||Gladstone Park to Regent's Park||100%||Quietway 3; Gladstone Park to Kilburn section has launched|
|Q4||Clapham Common to Wimbledon||100%||Quietway 4 (under construction)|
|Q5 (C5)||Waterloo to Norbury||100%||Quietway 5 (partly opened)|
|Q6 (C16)||Mile End to Barkingside||100%||Quietway 6 (partly opened)|
|Q7 (C17)||Burgess Park to Crystal Palace||100%||Quietway 7 (partly opened as C17)|
|Q8 (C36)||Kennington Park to Burgess Park||100%||Construction to begin in 2020.|
|Bowes Park to Farringdon||100%||Proposed Quietway 10 via Finsbury Park; continuous with already launched C20 route to Enfield Town|
|Q11||Angel to Southwark Bridge||100%||Quietway 11 (partly opened). Might possibly become an extension of Cycleway 7.|
|Q12||St John's Wood to West Hampstead||100%||Quietway 12||and possibly|
|Q13 (C13)||Old Street to Broadway Market||100%||Quietway 13|
|Q14 (C4, C14)||Waterloo to Thamesmead||100%||Quietway 14 (partly opened)|
|Q15||Brompton Cemetery to Belgravia||100%||Quietway 15 (mostly opened)|
|Q16||Regent's Park to West Drayton||100%||Quietway 16 (under construction). Partially mapped as open by TfL.||and possibly|
|Q17||Green Park to Pimlico||100%||'Quietway 17' according to TfL cycle route data|
|Q18 (C21)||Meridian Water to Enfield Town||100%||Quietway 18|
|Q20 (C29)||Kingston upon Thames to Tolworth||Quietway 20 (partly open)|
|Q21||Wandsworth Common to Teddington Lock||100%||Quietway 21|
|Q22||Victoria Park to Newham Way||100%||Quietway 22, mostly via The Greenway|
|Q23||Ealing Broadway to Greenford||Quietway 23 (under construction)|
|Q||CS3 to Barking||Quietway (under construction)|
|Q||Peckham Rye to Wimbledon Chase||Proposed Quietway|
|Q||Hanworth to Kingston||Proposed Quietway|
|Q||Lower Sydenham to Bromley||100%||Proposed Quietway|
|Q (C40)||Brentford to Twickenham||Proposed Quietway|
|Q||Woolwich to Lee Green||Proposed Quietway|
|Q||Lee Green to the Waterlink Way (Catford)||Proposed Quietway (Phase 3)|
|Q||Colliers Wood to Sutton||Proposed Quietway|
|Q||Hornsey to North Finchley||Proposed Quietway|
|Q||Hammersmith to Twickenham||Proposed Quietway|
|Q||Croydon to Worcester Park||100%||Proposed Quietway|
|Q||Wembley to Harrow Weald||100%||Proposed Quietway|
|Q||Canonbury to Highgate||Proposed Quietway|
|Q||Lee Green to Grove Park||Proposed Quietway (Phase 3)|
|Q||New Cross Gate (Q1) to Crofton||Proposed Quietway (Phase 3)|
|Q||Beckenham Place Park to Lower Sydenham||Proposed Quietway (Phase 3)|
|Q||Crofton to Sydenham||Proposed Quietway (Phase 4)|
|Q||Deptford to Crofton||Proposed Quietway (Phase 4)|
|Q||Forest Hill to Lower Sydenham||Proposed Quietway (Phase 4)|
London Cycle Network
- Be careful! Some boroughs have used LCN+ Link numbers for their cycle route signs.
|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)|
|2||Unknown||60%||Roughly close to A2 road.|
|2a||Unknown||??%||I saw it cross the A205 --Amaroussi (talk) 18:34, 16 September 2013 (UTC)|
|3||Waterloo South Bank (NCN 4) → Clapham → Earlsfield → Robin Hood Gate → Kingston (Boundary)||Relation checked 25 November 2014.
|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)|||
|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||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)|
|8||Farringdon Road - London Fields - Homerton - Leyton - Leytonstone||100%||Mapped from LCN 0 at Margery Street/Yardley Street to Leytonstone|
|9||London Bridge - Shoreditch - Hackney - Walthamstow - Chingford - Epping?||90%||Mapped from London Bridge to 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)
|11||Bank - Bow; Stratford - Woodford Green||100%||Mapped from Bank to Bow, and Stratford (Maryland) to Woodford New Road/High Road. Technically, LCN 11 doesn't exist Bow to Stratford last time I checked.|
|12||Stratford - Ilford - Romford - Gallows Corner||90%||Mapped from Stratford to Gallows Corner Roundabout. Missing section from Romford Road/Ilford Hill to Ilford Lane/Albert Road is needed (possibly underpass under roundabout at Ilford Lane/Winston Way junction).|
|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|
|14||East Camden to Crouch Hill||70%||Continuation of route 6 in islington--Georgio8 14:12, 3 January 2008 (UTC)|
|15||Tower Gateway - Canning Town - East Ham - Barking - Beacontree Heath - Upminster||Relation checked 22 October 2014.|
|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|||
|19||Greenwich (LCN 2) → Welling → Bexleyheath → ?|
|20||Deptford (LCN 2) → Lewisham → Mottingham → New Eltham → Sidcup (LCN 69)||Relation checked 17 October 2014.|
|22||London Bridge → Peckham → Catford → Bromley → Orpington||Relation checked 15 October 2014.|| |
(Jubilee Park variant)
|23||Southwark Bridge → Elephant & Castle → Crystal Palace → Croydon → Coulsdon||Relation checked 4 November 2014.|
|24||Unknown||??%||Mapped from Wallington -> Mitcham
Also signed as part of national route 22 and also 20 in two places in Hackbridge.
Another route along southern edge of Wormwood Scrubs is signed as 24.
|(route at Wormwood Scrubs)|
|25||Unknown||??%||Mapped from Brixton -> Herne Hill -> East Dulwich -> Peckham Rye Park|||
|25a||Unknown||??%||Sign at Kingsholm Gardens|
|26||Fulham area||??%||Spotted at Clem Atlee Estate|
|27||Unknown||??%||Mapped from Penge -> Bromley. Signage to Greenwich|||
|29||Unknown||??%||Mapped a single road in Sutton, several in Wimbledon|| |
|35||Unknown||??%||Stumbled upon between Chiswick and Shepherd's Bush|
|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).||  |
|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.|
|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.|
|44||Hounslow (LCN 32) → Brentford → Hammersmith → Kensington → Hyde Park Corner (LCN 5)||Relation checked 14 November 2014.|
|45||Harrow - Battersea Bridge||Mapped from HSK to Battersea bridge. Have tracks from Notting Hill to Harrow|
|48||Kilburn (LCN 5) → Willesden → Neasden (LCN 85)||Relation checked 16 November 2014.
|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)|||
|54||Alexandra Palace - Wood Green - Tottenham - Walthamstow||50%||Mapped between Wood Green and Tottenham --Attila 20:08, 7 September 2009 (GMT)|
|57||Chigwell → Moby Dick → Becontree → Dagenham (NCN 13)||Relation checked 3 August 2015.|
|58||Collier Row (LCN 60) → Romford → Elm Park → Rainham (NCN 13)||Relation checked 3 August 2015.|
|62||Greenwich – (Forest Hill)||100%||Cycled this May/June 2018. No route signage is used, just LCN signs with named destinations. Actually quite a handy route between Lewisham and Penge.
|64||Unknown||??%||Repeater Sign at Briset Road|
|66||Thamesmead (NCN 1) → Plumstead → Welling → New Eltham → Petts Wood (LCN 22)||Relation checked 17 October 2014.
|73||Unknown||??%||Sign spotted at Robin Hood gate in Richmond Park|
|75||Unknown||??%||Mapped from Beddington -> Sutton -> Cheam, signing gets unclear past Sutton -> Croydon (Patchy) -> Bromley|||
|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)
|213||Unknown||??%||Near Norwood Junction|||
|222||Unknown||??%||Just north of Croydon|||
- Be careful! Some boroughs have used LCN+ Link numbers for their cycle route signs.
- Image:London cycle parking 2009.png - Heatmap image showing concentrations of bike parking (dont forget to map these too)
- United Kingdom National Cycle Network
- Cycle routes
- BBBike @ London - a cycle route planner for London
- “Haringey Streetspaces bid 5 - CS1 extension into Enfield” (PDF) .
- “Delivery of protected cycle routes (9)”.
- “Travel in London Report 12 - Transport for London”.
- “Board 29 July 2020 item 9 Revised Budget” (PDF).
- “Schematic map of Ewell Road (Southern)”.
- “Will Norman meeting report”.