Weekly Update 27 Jan – Works to begin on Green End Road, Cowley Road. Join us for e-Luminate bike parade.

We've received news that work is to begin on the Cowley Road foot and cycle way connecting the new Cambridge North train station and the Science Park. It will also provide a fantastic route to the Camcycle office. Read more below.

Frosty camAlso in our update this week:

  • Photo of the week
  • Join us for the e-Luminate Festival
  • Election surveys – we need your questions
  • Direct action campaigning – what are your thoughts?
  • Cycling-friendly workplaces
  • Green End Road, Water Lane, Nuffield Road work to begin
  • West Cambridge site Active Travel group
  • Don't forget these campaigns
  • Urgent! Volunteer needed for Newsletter layout
  • Events
  • In the news

Photo of the week

Is there anything more photogentic than a bicycle in a frosty field? I will spare you all the pictures I have taken of my bike, instead here is a picture from a frosty morning by the River Cam.

We would love to recieve your photos of cycling in Cambridge and beyond.


Join us for the e-Luminate Festival

10 February, 6.30pm, Market Square.

Camcycle will be participating in a bicycle parade for the e-Luminate Festival 'Switch On' and we invite our members to join us. There will also be special bikes with light displays and Camsight tandem riders will lead the parade. You will need to bring your own bike decorated with fairy lights etc. Please email if you would like to be involved.


Election Surveys – we need your questions!

What would you like to ask County Council candidates (Cyclescape 2986) and Mayoral candidates Cyclescape 2987?


Direct action campaigning. What are your thoughts?

It has been suggested that we undertake more 'direct action' style Campaigning. We are keen to hear your thoughts. Cyclescape 2988


What makes a cycling-friendly workplace?

We are building a list of the things that workplaces can do to encourage more cycling as well as sharing examples of best practice in Cambridge. This will help us to build our workplace cycling guide so please share your views. Cyclescape 2964

We would also like to hear your insights on Bicycle User Groups. Cyclescape 2966.


Work begins on cycle routes to Cambridge North Station

Green End Road, Water Lane, Nuffield Road

Work is about to begin on this Cross-City Cycle Routes City Deal project.

Green End Road from Water Lane to Nuffield Road: work for this section will start on 30 January
Nuffield Road: work is scheduled to start in the next twelve months
Green End Road from Nuffield Road to Milton Road: work is planned to start in the next  twelve months

We will be posting updates on Cyclescape 2261 and you can find out more from the City Deal: www.gccitydeal.co.uk/cross-city-cycling


Cowley Road

The County Council will shortly start work on a new new shared-use path will provide an off-road link from Milton Road to the new station via the disused track that runs between the First Public Drain/Cowley Road and Cambridge Business Park. It will be fully surfaced, 5 metres wide and have street lights along its length. The proposed path will provide a continuous route to the new train station, enabling cyclists and pedestrians to avoid motorised traffic and the limited space on Cowley Road.  

We've asked for more information about the plans for this route and will keep our members informed. Cyclescape 1134


West Cambridge site Active Travel group

A West/Northwest Cambridge site-specific group is organising around issues of walking, cycling and public transport: http://wiki.cam.ac.uk/wcs-active-travel


Don't forget these campaigns

Bollard bothers: We are building a list of uneccesary and unsafe vertical obstructions Cyclescape 2961.

Street cycle parking: Where should we have more on-street cycle parking? Cyclescape 2876

Naming names: Getting cycleways named and officially recognised Cyclescape 2891

Great Northern Road Junction: How would you improve this junction? Cyclescape 2918.


Urgent! Volunteer required for Newsletter Layout

We need a new volunteer to help with our Newsletter layout. You will be supported by our great Newsletter editorial team and have an existing template to follow. Ideally we would like a regular commitment of every second or third newsletter (that's two or three editions a year) but even one-off help will be welcome. You will need your own computer and design software (InDesign, Serif etc.) and sufficient skills to use it.


Upcoming events

See our campaign diary online.

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.

10 February 6:30 pm: E-Luminate festival – Camcycle will play a role in the 'Switch on' and we will have a stall at the Night Market. Cambridge Market Square.

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 10am at the Guildhall.

4 May: Mayoral elections and County Council 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.