Weekly Update – 13th November

Here is this week’s Cambridge Cycling Campaign activity round up.


Chisholm Trail Briefing:

With the Chisholm Trail consultation in full swing we have now released a briefing note explaining the benefits of the Trail and featuring messages of support from:

  • Daniel Zeichner MP
  • Councillor Tim Bick, Chair of the City Deal Assembly and former City Council Leader
  • Andy Williams, VP & UK Transition Leader for AstraZeneca
  • Robin Pellew Chair of Trustees Cambridge Past Present and Future
  • Rob King, Managing Director for Outspoken (Delivery, Training, Events)
  • Ruth Brannan Community Facilitator for You Can Bike Too
  • Cambridge United Fans Trust

You can download the briefing note here: www.camcycle.org.uk/blog/2015/11/13/chisholm-trail-briefing

Seasonal Social:

Yes, its that time of year and we are planning to celebrate a big year of campaigning with a seasonal social. RSVP is essential so if you would like to join us please email ‘contact’ or contribute to this thread: www.camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/469

14th December, 7.30
The Grain and Hop Store, Regent Terrace
More information: www.camcycle.org.uk/blog/2015/11/13/seasonal-social-14th-december

Special thanks to volunteer Richard Burgess for organising the Christmas party.

2015 AGM


Nominations for the Committee:

Our AGM is coming up on the 1st of December so it is now time to think about nominations for the committee. We have an exciting year ahead of us. Now that we have a full time Campaign Officer, there are many strategic projects we wish to deliver. Enthusiastic and strong committee leadership will be essential as we grow our Campaign. If you would like more information, please get in touch and we can arrange for you to catch up with one of our committee members to discuss further.

We’ve made some amendments to the committee positions and will be sending out specific information on each position in the lead up to the AGM.

All positions will be up for nomination including the position of Treasurer. We are also looking for an assistant accounts volunteer who could also be a committee member.

You can find out more here: www.camcycle.org.uk/about/charity/boardoftrustees/

AGM Guest speaker:

This year our guest speaker will be Mikael Colville-Andersen, urban mobility expert and CEO of Copenhagenize, the go-to consultancy for bicycle culture, planning, traffic and communications. Mikael is an internationally renowned consultant and keynote speaker who is sure to inspire.



Abbey-Chesterton Bridge:

We submitted our Abbey-Chesterton petition this week with 1,600 signatures and it will be presented to the Economy and Environment Committee on the 17th of November. We have also emailed relevant City and County Councillors to ask them to express to the Committee their and their constituents support for this bridge.

We need to ensure a strong turn out at the E&E Committee Meeting. Please join us at the Council Chamber at Shire Hall at 9.30am on the 17th. We are planning to get a group photo with our petition.

We can still collect signatures until the 17th of November so please help with one last push: www.tinyurl.com/ACBridge

Special thanks to volunteers Stefan Kaye, Willa McDonald and Richard Burgess for an outstanding petitioning effort at the recent Cambridge United game.

Bollard collisions:

Sadly, this week there has been another Busway bollard collision resulting in a broken shoulder and overnight stay at Addenbrooks. We are continuing with our campaign and want to know of any collisions or near-miss with a Busway bollard. You can read more about our campaign here: www.camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/873

Cambourne to Cambridge City Deal Consultation:

The Campaign is working on a consultation response at: www.camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/1855

It is clear that options Area 1 North and Area 1 Central rule out any future improvements to Madingley Road by using all available space for a bus lane. 3000 new homes, 2000 post-grad dwellings and intensification of the West Cambridge site will add many new walked and cycled journeys to the existing poor shared-use route.

The consultation closes on Monday 23rd November. You can participate here: www.gccitydeal.co.uk/citydeal/info/2/transport/1/transport/5


We are looking for volunteers for AGM preparations, distribution of our Chisholm Trail briefing note, and helping out with our Mill Road Winter Fair stall. If you are looking for short and simple ways to volunteer you can follow this thread: www.camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/2053


Better City Deal – Alternatives to City Deal transport options for Cambourne-Cambridge:
16th November, 7.30pm, The Hub, Cambourne Community Centre
Public, open meeting about the City Deal consultation Cambridge-Cambourne – better bus journeys. Hear alternatives to the City Deal options.

Economy and Environment Committee:

17th November, 9.30am, Council Chamber, Shire Hall, CB3 0AP
Abbey-Chesterton Bridge and Greater Cambridge City Deal – congestion in Cambridge

North Area Committee Meeting:

19th November, 6pm Farnsworth Hall Chesterton Community College, Gilbert Road Cambridge CB4 3NY.
County Council Street Lighting Switch Off and Mitcham’s Corner Master Plan Project

Chisholm Trail consultation:

Don’t forget to participate in the Chisholm Trail consultation: www.gccitydeal.co.uk

The final public exhibitions for the Chisholm Trail are:
Tuesday 17 November    17:00-20:00    Nuffield Gym, 213 Cromwell Road, Cambridge, CB1 3BA
Thursday 19 November    18:00-20.30    Shirley Primary School, Nuffield Road, Cambridge, CB4 1TF


What amount of traffic reduction do you think occurred during the recent half term break? Find out the answer in Robin’s weekly column ‘Life in the Cycling Lane’ in the Cambridge News. Robin’s articles are published on Fridays and can be found online here: www.cambridge-news.co.uk/life-in-the-cycling-lane


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