Weekly update – 22nd April

Our weekly campaigning update.

Petition for a new approach to on-street parking

Smarter Cambridge Transport has launched a petition to demonstrate support for a new approach to on-street parking in Cambridge. This follows publication of a paper setting out how on-street parking is not just about people being able to park close to their homes; it's about safety for people walking and cycling, fair access to a limited communal asset, and the right to clean air. Free commuter parking contributes to congestion and pollution, and it undermines public transport, including park-and-ride and rural bus services.

Councillors need to hear your support for change. You can find the paper, a link to the petition, and a form to contact your county councillor here: http://www.smartertransport.uk/act-on-parking/


10 years of Reach Ride

Look out on Twitter and Facebook for the Reach Ride 10 years in 10 days countdown.


CamCycle T-Shirts

We are finalising the designs and production of our CamCycle T-shirts with the new brand. Priced at £15 they are good quality, bold orange, and you get to choose the ‘hero cycle’ printed on the back. Get in touch on email or Cyclescape to order a T-shirt or get more information.


Election survey responses

The responses to our election survey are now live. You can see if the candidates for your ward have responded and what they had to say on our website.
May and June Monthly Meetings
Save the date for our Monthly Meeting on the 3rd of May. We are planning to hold a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) hustings. The direction set by the PCC can have strong impacts on road and cycling safety so we hope this event can help inform your vote.

We also have big plans for the June meeting with a Cycle Cities Infrastructure Meeting. The Cycle City Ambition Fund cities are in Cambridge for a meeting and many will be joining us for our June monthly meeting. We will hear presentations from London, Birmingham, Newcastle and Cambridge Councils to find out what is happening in their cities.


In the News

In this week’s life in the cycle lane Robin writes about Ikea’s new bicycle.

 

Get involved

Cyclescape is our discussion forum. Find out how to register and get started.
Ensembling is our system for drafting and reviewing documents such as consultation responses.

 

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