Sustran's popular National Cycle Network app has now been released to android users following 50,000 dowloads from iPhone owners.
Collating 25,000 miles of walking and cycling routes, the app, launched on Apple's app store last May, alos includes highlighted grocery shops, schools, libraries, museums, sports centres and other local amenities.
Martyn Brunt, Sustrans National Cycle Network Development Manager, said, “The iPhone app has proved a great success in allowing thousands of people to find safe and direct walking and cycling routes while on the go.
“The high standards Sustrans has applied in developing the National Cycle Network mean it shows the best routes for walking and cycling across the UK, and the level of local detail, no matter where you are, makes it a great ‘go-to’ app for local knowledge, everyday travel or leisure.
“When we released the iphone app last year, our most-asked question was: ‘when can I get this on Android?’, so we’re delighted to be able to satisfy that clear demand.”
Riders can also record and keep a GPS track of their route as they walk or ride.
All routes have been assessed and approved to be included in the mapping and are shown at a 1:10000 scale. It integrates with the public transport network and provides links to the Transport Direct journey planning website, making it easier to get bus and train updates from any location so you can plan longer journeys. The app also recommends routes for easy local travel as well as more long distance ones for leisure walks and rides.
The complete National Cycle Network’ app has been created by Isomaly and has been funded by the Scottish Government and Sustrans.