Weekly update – 1st July

This week’s news

  • Our response to the Huntingdon Road Cycleways Phase 2 consultation
  • Consultations we are working on
  • Upcoming events
  • Volunteering
  • In the News

If you are having issues accessing the Cyclescape discussions please see the guidance here. Existing Camcycle members will need to register for Cyclescape the first time they use it.

Our response to the Huntingdon Road Cycleways Phase 2 consultation

We've responded to the Cambridgeshire County Council's Huntingdon Road Cycleways Phase 2 consultation.

We have examined the options and have concerns about all of the proposed changes, but over- all we feel that Option 2, with the necessary modifications that we will outline, is the preferred alternative. We also believe it is important for this consultation to be coordinated with the City Deal Histon Road consultation as they touch the same junction.

You can read our response on our blog.

 

Consultations we are working on

Two-way cycling in Romsey and Petersfield

Cambridgeshire County Council are now consulting on proposals to allow cyclists to travel both ways on most of the remaining one-way streets in Romsey and Petersfield. Read more on our blog.

A1307 City Deal Bus and Cycle improvements consultation

The Greater Cambridge City Deal has pledged to improve transport links on the A1307 between Cambridge and Haverhill, providing better travel options for commuters to Granta Park, Babraham Research Campus and Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

A number of public consultation events have been planned. Consultation closes on the 1st of August. You can read more on the City Deal website.

West's Garage site on Newmarket Road

Yet another application has been made for this controversial site. Consultation closes soon (6th July) and we need help to scrutinise the application. Please reply to this email or respond to the Cyclescape thread if you can help.

 

Don't forget:

Trumpington Road Cycleway (Closes 25th July)

Walking and cycling improvements on Queen Edith's Way (Closes 1st August)

 

Upcoming events

See our campaign diary online

2nd July: Maintenance Bicycle Wheel Building Workshop – This is a practical course where you learn how to build strong and durable bicycle wheels. Beginners welcome. Master a new skill in a controlled supportive environment. Places restricted to ensure high student-teacher ratio. All equipment provided. More information and enrollment: www.cambridgewheelbuilding.co.uk

5th July: Milton and Histon Road Local Liaison Forum – This is the first meeting and will be to determine the Terms of Reference. 6pm to 8pm at the Shirley School in Nuffield Road, Cambridge 

5th July: Our Monthly Meeting – Focus on the City Deal. Join us at the Friends' Meeting House from 7:30 for an 8pm start.

7th July: East Area Committee MeetingSee further details and the agenda on the City Council Website.

9th July Histon & Impington Feast Festival – We have a stall and need volunteers to run it, talking about what the Campaign does. Even an hour on the stall helps maintain a presence all day. Volunteer on the Histon & Impington Feast thread or reply to this email.

11th July: Chisholm Trail and Abbey Chesterton Bridge Local Liaison Forum – 6.30pm Shirley Primary School, Nuffield Road, Cambridge

21st July: Public meeting about the North Pole / Parker's Piece Ice RinkGuildhall from 6:00 pm.

 

Volunteering

As the weather warms up the fairs, fêtes and festivals begin. One of our most important activities is attending these events so that we can discuss cycling and relevant issues with the community. This is a great opportunity to volunteer. It is a fun day or even just a fun hour and a great way to meet like-minded people. Reply to this email if you are interested. The next event is the Histon & Impington Feast Festival on the 9th of July.

 

In the News

In this week’s 'Life in the cycling lane' Robin writes about the proposed change for Queen Edith's Way.