Weekly update – 29th July

In this update

  • Newsletter 127 ready
  • Newsletter design changes
  • Next monthly meetings
  • Campaign social gathering
  • Consultations we are working on
  • Help us campaign

Newsletter 127

The August/September Camcycle newsletter, number 127, is ready.

A paper copy is on its way to you (if you don't need a paper copy and can read the newsletter on the web, please let us know).

Topics include

  • Cars are a minority in Cambridge
  • Design guide principles
  • Congestion control points
  • Chisholm Trail planning applications submitted
  • Short reports from recent cycling events
  • CyclePoint official opening
  • CycleHack 2016
  • A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign
  • From our correspondent in Barcelona
  • Politics of roadside trees and cycle lanes
  • Product review. Tubus: A rear rack that can carry everything?
  • Volunteer profile. Me and my cycling journey
  • Infographic: Cycling in Cambridge


Newsletter design changes

We'd like to thank our Newsletter team who have worked hard to bring our new newsletter vision to life, and hope you enjoy our new-look newsletter which has been refreshed with our new branding and with a new layout to make it easier to keep up with local campaigning news.

You can share your feedback on the newsletter on our Newsletter production thread on Cyclescape or by email to contact@camcycle.org.uk.

We welcome new contributors to the newsletter, please get in touch if you would like to write a feature or product review.


Next monthly meetings

On Tuesday 2 August we will be visited by the Guerilla Groundsman, known for his 'random acts of tidying'. Join us at the Friends' Meeting House on Jesus Lane from 7:30 for an 8pm start.

The following monthly meeting will be on Tuesday 6 September.


Campaign social gathering

Join us on Monday 15 August from 7pm for a social gathering at CB2 cafe, 5-7 Norfolk Street. 


Consultations we are working on

Don't forget these consultations:


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

A1307 City Deal Bus and Cycle improvements consultation (Closes 1 August)


Chisholm Trail: Abbey-Chesterton Bridge planning application

The planning application for the Abbey-Chesterton pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Cam has now been submitted. You can view the planning application on the County Council planning website. The reference number is C/5005/16/CC.

Comments must be submitted by 18 August.


City Deal consultation: Tackling peak-time congestion in Cambridge

The City Deal have published information about their eight-point package to tackle congestion in Cambridge. Their proposals aim to transform people’s ability to travel into, out of and around Cambridge by providing more efficient, safe and reliable capacity for travel, without the need to get in a car. The consultation runs until the 10th of October and includes a survey and public events. You can find out more at: http://www.gccitydeal.co.uk/congestion

There is a lot involved in these proposals including:

  • Better bus services and expanded use of Park & Ride
  • Better pedestrian and cycling infrastructure
  • Improved public space and air quality
  • Peak-time Congestion Control Points (PCCPs)
  • A Workplace Parking Levy
  • On-street parking controls
  • Smart technology
  • Travel planning



Help us campaign

We are trying to make it easier for people to volunteer for the campaign. Please subscribe to our Volunteering thread on Cyclescape to be notified of quick, one-off volunteering jobs, or send an email to contact@camcycle.org.uk to discuss volunteering opportunities.