Weekly update – 8th January

Happy New Year! 2016 has barely begun and we are already busy with a number of consultations.

FREE E-BOOK ‘DECONGESTION’

Our January monthly meeting with guest speaker, author, Rachel Smith, was a great success. Attendees to the standing-room only meeting included a number of County and City councillors. The exceptional turn out showing the clear interest in ways to 'decongest' Cambridge. 

Please email ‘contact@camcycle.org.uk’ if you would like a copy of Rachel’s e-book “Decongestion – 7 steps for mayors and other city leaders to cut traffic congestion without the expense of new roads or annoyed residents”.

CITY DEAL CONSULTATIONS

There are currently seven open consultations for the City Deal, all of which close on the 15th of February. In addition to our Campaign response, you can also respond via the consultation surveys which can be accessed online at http://www.gccitydeal.co.uk. Further information can also be found on the same site. There are also a number of public exhibitions with the dates provided below. 

To deal with the volume of work required to respond to these planning applications we have established sub-groups to meet and work on our responses. If you would like to be involved please send an email. 

Milton Road

The Milton Road subgroup is busy working on proposals for cycle lanes and junctions on Mill Road. The discussion continues on http://camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/2140

Histon Road

We are currently looking for someone to coordinate the Histon Road subgroup. In the interim, work has begun and there will be a meeting on Thursday 14th, 6pm at the Architect pub on Castle Street. Further information here: http://camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/1879

Milton and Histon Road Public Exhibitions

Tue 12 Jan, 16.00-20.00 Mayfield Primary School, Warwick Road, CB4 3HN
Wed 13 Jan, 16.00-19.00 Chesterton Community College, Gilbert Road, CB4 3NY
Tue 19 Jan, 16.00-21.00 St George's C of E Church, Chesterfield Road, CB4 1LN
Wed 20 Jan, 16.00-21.00 St Laurence's Roman Catholic Church, 91 Milton Road, CB4 1XB
Mon 25 Jan, 16.00-20.00 Chesterton Community College, Gilbert Road, CB4 3NY
Tue 26 Jan, 17.00-21.00 Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catharine's Road, CB4 3XJ

Cross City Cycling

The “Cross City Cycling Routes” are intended to represent strategic links to radial and orbital cycle routes which will be integrated and delivered with other projects such as The Chisholm Trail, Histon Road, Milton Road and Robin Hood junction improvements. The schemes and the relevant discussion threads are:

Arbury Road Route: http://camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/2260

Links to Cambridge North Rail Station and the Science Park:http://camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/2261

Ditton Lane and Links to East Cambridge: http://camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/2262

Hills Road and Addenbrooke's Route: http://camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/2263

Fulbourn/Cherry Hinton Eastern Access: http://camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/2264

Cross – City Cycling Routes Public Exhibitions

Tue 12 Jan 18.00 – 20.00 Shire Hall, Castle Hill, CB3 0AP
Thu 14 Jan 17.00 – 20.00 Recreation Ground Pavilion, Church Street, Fen Ditton, CB5 8UP
Mon 18 Jan 11:30 – 14.30 Food Court & Concourse, Addenbrooke’s, CB2 0QQ
Thu 28 Jan 17.00 – 20.00 Cherry Hinton Village Centre, Colville Road, CB1 9EJ
Tue 02 Feb 17.00 – 20.00 The Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catharine’s Road, CB4 2XJ
Wed 03 Feb 17.30 – 20.30 St John the Evangelist, Hills Road, CB2 8RN
Thu 04 February 18:00 – 20:30 Shirley Primary School, Nuffield Road, CB4 1TF

WHAT'S HOT THIS WEEK

Cherry Hinton High Street

On the 19th of January the Economy and Environment Committee will decide on the plans for Cherry Hinton High Street. You can see the plans here:http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20051/transport_projects/469/cambridge_city_projects/4
Discussion can be found here: http://camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/1848

Mill Road Congestion

We are looking for ideas to help alleviate the congestion on Mill Road. Share your ideas here: http://camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/2271

Third city centre cycle park

Where do you think a third city centre cycle park could be located? http://camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/69

GET INVOLVED

Cyclescape is our discussion forum. Find out how to register and get started here:
www.camcycle.org.uk/membership/discussion.html

Ensembling is our system for drafting and reviewing documents such as consultation responses. Register here:
www.ensembling.com

WHAT'S BUGGING YOU?

Is there an issue that the campaign isn't covering, or that could be a higher priority? Tell us on Cyclescape, send an email to contact@camcycle.org.uk or follow the Campaign:
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