Weekly Update – 12th February

COMPLETE YOUR CITY DEAL CONSULTATION SURVEYS NOW

The City Deal team have received hundreds of responses to each of the Milton Road, Histon Road and Cross-City cycling consultations. It is very important to make sure that your individual views are counted by completing the consultation surveys:

Milton Road: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/18ZDL/
Hilton Road: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/TJSOT/
Cross City Cycling Routes: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GW7WJ/

WHAT'S HOT THIS WEEK

Cambridge Station Cyclepoint is opening on the 15th of February at 6am.
We welcome the opening of the UK's biggest cycle park at Cambridge station and despite some concerns with the transition into the new facility this is an achievement worth celebrating.

It is important to note that the temporary cycle parking will be closing on the 14th of February. If you need to use cycle parking at the station during this time, please be aware of the transition arrangements.

Transition arrangements for the new Cyclepoint:
http://www.abelliogreateranglia.co.uk/cambridgecyclepoint

Our press release celebrating the opening of the cycle park and thanking those involved in bringing this facility to Cambridge:
http://www.camcycle.org.uk/blog/2016/02/11/cycle-park-opens/

Our press release expressing our concerns about the transition to the new cycle park:
http://www.camcycle.org.uk/blog/2016/02/01/cyclepoint-fiasco/

Western Orbital Consulation

The City Deal team have now launched a consultation into initial ideas for a Western Orbital. The ideas for consultation include:
· an additional Park & Ride at Junction 11 (Trumpington)
· a Park & Ride or Park & Cycle at Junction 12 (Barton)
· cycle improvements possibly including an ‘orbital’ link
· ‘orbital’ bus links around the outside of the city along or near the M11, which would connect housing and employment sites including: Trumpington Meadows, West Cambridge, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, the Biomedical Campus, the Science and Business Parks and the future Cambridge North Rail Station.

Follow the Western Orbital discussion here:
http://camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/2288

Find out more and complete the survey here:
http://www.gccitydeal.co.uk/citydeal/info/2/transport/1/transport/11

Right turn onto Downing Street

One of our members has expressed frustration with the state of the St Andrews Street and Downing Street junction. Join the discussion on what needs to be done about it here:
http://camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/2365

Reach Ride 2016

The 2016 Reach Ride will be on the 2nd of May. Planning for the event starts now. Do you have ideas for the event or would you like to join the organising committee? Please send an email or comment:
http://camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/2296

IN THE NEWS

Last week Robin wrote about the opening of the Station Cyclepoint cycle parking and this week an article about “smart ticketing” for buses to help reduce congestion:
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/life-in-the-cycling-lane

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:
Twitter: @camcycle
Facebook: CambridgeCyclingCampaign