Weekly update – 20th January

Bollard bothers, parking pains, two-ways on one-ways and rides to Reach. All in this week's Camcycle update!

Malaysian bikes light up

In our update this week:

  • Photo of the week
  • Bollard bothers
  • Residents' parking scheme
  • Two-way cycling
  • Great Northern Road junction
  • Stall bike event at Chesterton Co-op
  • Reach Ride planning underway
  • Events
  • In the news


Photo of the week

This week Tim Burford shares a picture from his travels in Malaysia. "These amazingly kitsch objects (with sound systems to match) are actually trishaws – probably for the Chinese honeymooner market."


Bollard bothers

There all kinds of bollards, chicanes and other vertical obstructions on cycle routes in Cambridge. Many may be unnecessary, some are outright dangerous and many could be improved, for example by being made more visible. We've had some success getting the bollards on the Busway Cycleway improved and now we want to take on the whole city.

Help us by sharing your bollard bothers on Cyclescape 2961.


Residents' parking

The Cambridge Joint Area Committee will be deciding on residents' parking controls at their next meeting on 24 January. We support controls on free city centre parking as an effective way to reduce congestion from incoming traffic, however, we think it is important that any scheme is implemented in a city-wide strategic way to ensure it is an efficient system that is effective in achieving congestion reduction. Read more on Cyclescape 2962.


Two-way cycling

Also on the agenda at the Cambridge Joint Area Committee meeting is a decision on increasing the number of one-way streets that allow two-way cycling. We support this initiative but would like to see even more streets converted or made safer for cycling. Cyclescape 1332.


Great Northern Road Junction

Discussion about ways to improve this junction continue on Cyclescape 2918. What ideas do you have for improving this junction?


Stall bike event this Saturday at Chesterton Co-op

This Saturday afternoon we will have a stall at the Co-op on Chesterton Road in celebration of the Local Community Fund in which Camcycle is a participant. Come along and say 'hi' or even better volunteer to help with the stall. Please send an email if you would like to join in.

You can keep up with all of our stall bike plans on Cyclescape 253.

Don't forget that Co-op members can earn membership points which can then be donated to Camcycle. Find out more on the Co-op website.


Reach Ride planning underway

We held the first Reach Ride meeting this week. Our plans are well underway and our organising committee is confident of yet another enjoyable ride to Reach. If you would like to be involved please get in touch. Cyclescape 2718.


Upcoming events

See our campaign diary online.


24 January 4.30 pm: Cambridge City Joint Area Committee Meeting – Two-way cycling and Residents parking restrictions – Shire Hall

25 January 4 pm: City Deal Board Meeting – City Access Congestion Reduction Proposals: Consultation Responses and Next Steps – South Cambridgeshire Hall

3 February: Opening of the Babraham Path

7 February 7:30 pm: Monthly Meeting – We will be following up on the last monthly meeting with a workshop on our Campaigning priorities and our values as a campaigning organisation.

16 February: Chisholm Trail bridge application determined by County Council Planning Committee

15 March: Determination of Chisholm Trail planning application, at Joint Development Control Committee (probable date)

1 May: Reach Ride – Starts at 10 am at the Guildhall

4 May: Mayoral elections


In the News

Don't forget to read Robin Heydon's latest cycling column in the Cambridge News. http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/all-about/cycling


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.