Weekly update – 19th August

In this update:

  • Consultations we are working on
  • Do you like your cycle lights?
  • Collaboration with local artists and photographers
  • Upcoming events
  • In the News
  • Using Cyclescape

Consultations we are working on

Ross Street Cycle Parking

The City Council are proposing to install cycle parking on Ross Street in the free road space by the old entrance to the Ross Street Community Centre. Consultation closes on the 12th of September. We will be responding in support of this proposal. The consultation notice has been uploaded to Cyclescape.


Recent responses

We requested better cycle parking for Albert House (Young Street) development

We responded to the proposal for a new development with residential apartments and a commercial unit on the Albert House site on Young Street in Cambridge (CB1 2LZ). We have encouraged developers to provide more than the bare minimum for residents' cycle parking and commented on the complete lack of provision for staff and customers of the commercial unit. We must aim for more in a cycling city like Cambridge. You can follow the discussion on Cyclescape.

We recommended improvements to taxi licensing

We responded to the City Council consultation on taxi licensing and made recommendations for improved driver training, follow-up to complaints and updating driver knowledge on new road signage and regulations. You can read our response in full online.

We responded to Abbey-Chesterton Bridge planning application:

We submitted our response to the Abbey/Chesterton bridge planning application. You can read it in full online. Unfortunately the planning application for the Chisholm Trail has not yet been made available which has caused some issues with responses from us and a number of other groups as it is hard to assess each application in isolation.

We believe the reference number for the Chisholm Trail planning application will be C/5007/16/CC and should be published soon on the County Council planning website.


Don't forget these consultations:

Ross Street Cycle Parking (Closes 12th September)

City Deal Peak Time congestion proposals (Closes 10th October)


Do you like your cycle lights?

We want to know what you like and what you don’t about your bike lights. We’d like to include our members' opinions in the next Newsletter, which will be out just in time for those darker autumn evenings. You can let us know via email, Facebook or Twitter. 

We also like to include our members' product reviews of their favourites cycling accessories. Please get in touch if you would like to contribute.


Collaboration with local artists and photographers

We are planning to produce and sell gift cards and postcards to raise funds for our campaigning activities and we would like to collaborate with local artists and photographers to create the imagery. Please get in touch if you or someone you know would like to work with us on this project.


Upcoming events

See our campaign diary online

6th September: Monthly Campaign Meeting – We will be discussing the Chisholm Trail planning application

4th October: Monthly Campaign Meeting


In the News

Don't forget to read this week’s 'Life in the cycling lane' written by our Chair, Robin Heydon for Cambridge News.


Using Cyclescape

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.