Weekly update – 7th October: Urgent City Deal meeting, Chisholm Trail, congestion control, parking in cycle lanes

In this update:

  • Urgent City Deal policy meeting (8th October)
  • Christmas Challenge pledges
  • Opportunities for volunteering
  • Upcoming events
  • What to do about cars parked in cycle lanes.
  • Chisholm Trail consultation closes today

    You can read our response and get tips for your personal response on our website. If you have not responded, please do as every response will count.


    City Deal Peak Time Congestion Control Points

    This consultation is closing on the 10th of October. Find out more on the City Deal site. The recent protest in Cambridge has shown that congestion control measures can be effective as Cambridge commuters adapted to the protests by making alternative travel arrangements.


    Stop Press: Camcycle urgent City Deal Meeting

    We are holding and emergency meeting to plan Camcycle's policies towards the City Deal in light of increasing negative press coverage. Planned for tomorrow (Saturday) at a central location. Please see Cyclescape thread #608 for finalised details if you would like to be involved.


    Don't forget these consultations:

    Chisholm Trail Phase 1 planning application (Closes TODAY)

    City Deal Peak Time congestion proposals (Closes 10 October)

    Mitcham's Corner Redevelopment (Closes 17 October)


    Pledges for Christmas Challenge

    We are currently seeking private pledges to match donations for the Big Give Christmas Challenge later this year. Learn more and pledge here: https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/pledge/camcyclecambridgecyclingcampaign



    We have now received funding for the 2017 Reach Ride event. Would you like to be a part of the planning committee for our most famous annual event? Please get in touch or join the Reach Ride discussion on Cyclescape.

    We are also seeking volunteers to help with the tea & coffee set up for the AGM. Please get in touch if you can help.

    Have you thought about joining our Board of Trustees. Nominations close on the 21st of November. You can find out more online.


    Hot topic on Cyclescape – Parking in cycle lanes

    This appears to be a never-ending issue in Cambridge, especially on East Road. It causes congestion for motor traffic and puts cyclists lives in danger. Our members are fed up and discussing what we should do. We welcome your views in our discussion.


    Upcoming events

    See our campaign diary online.

    13 October: East Area Committee Meeting – A chance to have your say to local councillors about local issues.

    20 October: A10 Cycling Campaign meeting

    28 October: Cam Ride Home – Follow #camridehome on Twitter for more details. October will be a Halloween theme.

    1 November: Monthly Camcycle Meeting

    25 November: Cam Ride Home – Follow #camridehome on Twitter for more details. 

    6 December: Annual General 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. This week Robin discusses the congestion control methods proposed by the City Deal.


    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.


    New mailing address

    We have changed our mailing address. Please ensure you update your records and address books. The new address is:

    Camcycle, Bike Depot, 140 Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0DL