Weekly update – 13th May

Here is our weekly update


Annual A10 Awareness RideA10Awareness

15 May is the annual A10 Awareness Ride with the A10 Cycling Campaign. The ride leaves Trumpington Park and Ride at 10AM before heading to Phillimore Garden Centre at Melbourn for tea and cake. It will be a great chance to experience the new path connecting Harston-Foxton-Shepreth and the Shepreth-Melbourn stretch the A10 Cycling Campaign hopes to get done soon.

This is a free, family friendly ride. 
Lighting the Busway

Installation of lighting on the southern section of the Busway between Trumpington Park and Ride and Cambridge Train Station is complete and has been switched on.  

Installation of lighting of the Addenbrookes Spur section of the Busway is due to begin on Monday 16th May and estimated to take 4 weeks to complete the Busway and maintenance track will remain open to the public during this work. 

The Cambridgeshire County Council will continue to publish updates online and you can follow our discussion on Cyclescape. 

City Deal News

County Councillor Steve Count has been replaced on the City Deal Executive Board by Councillor Ian Bates (Conservative Member for The Hemingfords and Fenstanton).

The next City Deal meeting will be the Assembly on the 2nd of June. We are expecting papers for the meeting to include the City Centre Access Study report and recommendations (Potentially including congestion charging). We will load the reports to Cyclescape as soon as they are available.


Online discussion

London Infrastructure Tour

We think it is time to see London’s new Cycle SuperHighways for ourselves. We are proposing a visit to London on the 30th May. Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us or join our discussion on Cyclescape

Upcoming events

See our campaign diary online

15th May: Annual A10 Awareness Ride: With the A10 Cycling Campaign. Leaves Trumpington P&R at 10am

30th May: London Infrastructure Tour: Details to be determined

2nd June: City Deal Joint Assembly Meeting: 10am in Cambourne. We will share details as they become available. 

7th June – Monthly Meeting: Cycling Cities Infrastructure Evening. We will have presentations from council representatives from London, Newcastle and Birmingham with other cities also in attendance.

9th June: City Deal Exective Board: 2.30pm at The Meadows Community Centre, Cambridge

24-26th June – CycleHack Cambridge: Find out more and register online

5th July – Monthly Meeting: We are planning a City Deal Special about City Centre Access (There should be proposals for congestion charging, smart traffic management)


Consultations we are working on

We welcome your insights and help in formulating our responses.

Missing paint symbols on Midsummer Common PathMidsummer Common

This week we've written a letter to Councillor Cearns for Market Ward asking that the cycle and pedestrian symbols on the Midsummer Common path at Maids Causeway be reinstated following recent resurfacing. The lack of symbols has been causing confusion as unknowing pedestrians try to walk over the cattle grids. You can contribute to the discussion on Cyclescape. 


In the News

In this week’s 'Life in the cycle lane' Robin discusses creating fair roads through road fares. 

The article “The complete business case for converting street parking into bike parking” has gone viral this week. It compares studies from around the world to show that removing car parking from retail streets has “little to no impact on local business, and in some cases might even increase business”.