Weekly update – 17th March

Save the Date – Our County Council election hustings will be on 4 April.

In our update this week:

A10 Cycleway

  • A10 Cycleway opens!
  • Greenways approved
  • A428 Local Liaison Forum with MP Heidi Allen
  • Cambridge East Community Forum
  • Mayoral Hustings with Cambridge Carbon Footprint
  • Co-op Community Fund
  • Don't forget these consultations
  • Volunteering
  • Events
  • In the news

A10 Cycleway opens!

The City Deal funded Frogend to Melbourn section of the A10 foot and cycleway was officially opened this week. A great success for the A10 Cycling Campaign who are still working to complete all sections from Cambridge to Royston.


Greenways approved

The City Deal Greenways project (With a £480,000 budget) has been approved by the City Deal Board and the Economy and Environment committee. This is a positive decision and while we support the concept of the Greenways we will continue to campaign for implementation that meets the world-class cycling infrastructure standards we expect for Cambridge. Cyclescape 2793


A428 Local Liaison Forum with Heidi Allen MP

The next A428 LLF will feature guest speaker Heidi Allen MP, who is coming along to paint the wider transport picture. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask her questions about her negotiations with central Government over the upgrade to the Girton Interchange – something the LLF has consistently regarded as being of central importance.

Comberton Village College Performance Hall, 7 pm, Friday 17th March.


Cambridge East Community Forum

Monday 20th March – East Barnwell Community Centre, 6.30 pm – 8 pm

A City Council event to provide updates on a number of developments in the East Area including:

  • Land north of Cherry Hinton
  • WING
  • Marshall’s  proposed engine testing facility
  • Hatherdene Close/Coldhams Lane
  • Ida Darwin & Fulbourn hospital sites.


Mayoral Hustings with Cambridge Carbon Footprint

31 March  5.30 pm – 8 pm,  Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University.  Booking essential.

Do you want cleaner air? Better, cheaper trains and busses? More energy efficient homes? More abundant nature? More action to prevent climate change? These are all questions on which the Mayor and the new combined authority will have a big say, because they will be responsible for housing and transport, and will have a big budget.

Come to this free event and put your questions to the leading Mayoral candidates, with Dr Aled Jones (Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University) in the chair to ensure fair play and a good debate.

Doors open 17:30, Hustings starts 18:00. After the formal event, there will be time for further informal discussions, and a group is likely to go to the pub for a meal afterwards.

This event is organised by Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Anglia Ruskin University

It will be live streamed to a linked event held at The University Centre, Peterborough, chaired by Peterborough Environment City Trust.


Three weeks left to boost our funds with Co-op Community Fund

We've already raised £2616.11 however, there is still more than £10175.01 available for Co-op members to pledge to Camcycle. The more members that choose us, the larger our share will be and the more funds we will have to spend on cycling advocacy materials. Please help spread the word, and join here: https://membership.coop.co.uk/


Don't forget these consultations

Cycle schemes – your opinions are needed: Please respond to these Cambridgeshire County Council surveys. This is a great opportunity to provide feedback to help guide future schemes.

Waterbeach planning application: A large planning application has gone in for a new town at the Waterbeach barracks site. Join the discussion on Cyclescape 3045.



Milton Road Campaign: Can you help with events and leafleting? Cyclescape 3024

Newsletter deliveries: Can you help deliver newsletters on your street or in your local area? Please reply with your postcode and we will see if there is a delivery round suitable for you.


Upcoming events

See our campaign diary online.

20 March: Cambridge East Community Forum. East Barnwell Community Centre. 6.30 pm. Cyclescape 1841

31 March: Mayoral Hustings with Cambridge Carbon Footprint. 5.30 pm – 8 pm Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University.

4 April: County Council Election Hustings – April meeting. 7:30 pm Friends' Meeting House, Jesus Lane.

10 April: Campaign Social. 6:30 pm Salisbury Arms on Tenison Road. 2-for-1 pizzas!

19 April: Determination of Chisholm Trail planning application, at Joint Development Control Committee (probable date).

20 April: Newsletter copy deadline.

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

2 May: May meeting. 7:30pm Friends' Meeting House, Jesus Lane.

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.