Weekly Update – 5th August

Thanks for reading our weekly update. We hope you are having a lovely summer filled with cycling.

This week:

– Outspoken Summer Cycling Party

– Chisholm Trail planning application

– Our responses to the Queen Ediths Way and A1307 consultations

Outspoken Summer Cycling Party

Outspoken are celebrating the opening of their new Bike Depot with a summer cycling party. We will be there with our new-look stall bike. There will also be Food by Jack (Jack's Gelato), BlackBar brewery and a free Dr Bike. Find out more here: www.outspokencycles.co.uk/outspokens-summer-cycling-party

Outspoken Summer Cycling Party 2016

Consultations we are working on

Chisholm Trail – Abbey-Chesterton Bridge planning application:

We encourage members to submit comments in support of the planning application for the Abbey-Chesterton pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Cam as well as the Chisholm Trail Phase One planning application. 

The planning application for the bridge can be found on the County Council planning application website. Unfortunately the application for the Chisholm Trail is not yet available online. We will share the link when we know more.

Comments must be submitted by the 18th of August and you can email them to: planningdc@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

For more information you can participate in our online discussion on Cyclescape and you can read more about the planning applications in our recent Newsletter.

Chesterton Bridge

Recent Responses:

Queen Edith's Way walking and cycling improvements

We welcomed the proposed design for the roundabout and have made some suggestions on how it could be further improved. We also expressed a desire for further segregation of the cycle lanes along the road. Further details are in our written response available on our website.

City Deal A1307 consultation

We submitted our response to the City Deal A1307 consultation which is exploring concepts for various bus, cycling and walking improvements in and around the A1307

We extended our support for proposed cycling improvements as part of this project. We are particularly interested in the off-highway options, Concept 3A and Concept 3D from the Draft Concept Report, and reuse of the dismantled railway corridor.

We believe that the off-highway options are superior because the A1307 is an unpleasant corridor for unprotected, vulnerable road users, even with a separate path.

Read our response available on our website.


Don't forget these consultations:

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


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

8th August: Histon Road Local Liaison Forum – Ramsey Hall St Lukes Church 6pm

9th August: Milton Road Local Liaison Forum – Rex Freeman Hall – Chesterton Community College 6pm

10th August: Camcycle Newsletter Meeting – Grads Cafe 5:45pm

15th August: Campaign Social Gathering – Join us for a social gathering at CB2 cafe, 5-7 Norfolk Street – from 7pm.  

17th August: Outspoken Summer Cycling Party – Celebrating the opening of the new Bike Depot, 140 Cowley Road, CB4 0DL. More info: www.outspokencycles.co.uk/outspokens-summer-cycling-party

6th September: Monthly Campaign Meeting

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.