Weekly update – 4th April

In our update this week:

  • Chisholm Trail
  • Mayoral candidates asked to support cycling
  • Co-op Community Fund
  • Don't forget these consultations
  • Volunteering
  • Upcoming events
  • In the news

Will there be a Judicial Review for the Chisholm Trail?

You may have heard news about a potential judicial review for the Abbey-Chesterton bridge. We know that a pre-application document was received by the County Council however we've yet to hear if a full application was submitted by the 31 March deadline. We will keep our members informed as we learn more.

 

vote bike

Camcycle and Cycling UK ask mayoral candidates to support cycling

Camcycle is working with Cycling UK to call on all mayoral candidates to support a set of three cycling asks:

  1. Ensure cycling is fully designed into all new roads projects
  2. Ensure cycling is fully designed into all new developments 
  3. Make cycling the easiest and most obvious choice of transport for all short journeys or parts of a longer journey

You can find out more about these asks and see whether our local candidates support them on the Cycling UK's Vote Bike.  We also encourage you to take action and show our potential mayors that we want Space for Cycling. 

Take action now!

 

Don't forget the Co-op Community Fund!

Please help spread the word, and join here to allocate your community funds to Camcycle: https://membership.coop.co.uk/

 

Consultations

Waterbeach planning application: Consultation closes April 5. Cyclescape 3045.

A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet: Consultation closes April 23. Cyclescape 2816.

"Access to Addenbrooke's" Draft Transport Plan consultation: Consultation closes April 23. Cyclescape 3113

Northwest Cambridge cycling friendly development? Cyclescape 3105

 

Volunteering:

Reach Ride: Can you help distribute leaflets to local bike stores, cafes and community centres? Please get in touch.

Milton Road Campaign: Volunteers needed for stall events and leafleting. 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.

 

Events

Camcycle County Council Election Hustings – 4 April

Tuesday, 4 April, 7.30 pm for 8 pm start – Friends Meetings House, Jesus Green

Our April monthly meeting will be election hustings for the County Council elections. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask representatives from each party about their plans for cycling in Cambridge. Cyclescape 3058

 

Camcycle cycling manifesto workshop – 8 April

Saturday 8 April, 10.30 am, Science Park area. Please email to register your interest in attending.

We are working on our manifesto/vision for cycling in Cambridge. This will guide our campaigning efforts and help to communicate what Camcycle stands for. Cyclescape 316

 

Reach Ride

Camcycle social – 10 April

Monday 10 April, 6.30 pm, Salisbury Arms Tenison Road. Cyclescape

Celebrate our campaigning work and get to know other members. Bring a friend – It's 2-for-1 pizzas!

 

Reach Ride – 1 May

Save the date for the Reach Ride!

Our leaflets have arrived. Can you help to distribute leaflets and posters to local businesses, community centres and workplaces? Please reply to this email or Cyclescape 2718.

 

Dutch Cycling Embassy to visit Cambridge – 2 May

The guest speaker at our May monthly meeting will be Erik Tetteroo from the Dutch Cycling Embassy. Cyclescape 3106

 

Calendar

See our campaign diary online.

April

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

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

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

Sun 30th: Newsletter copy deadline.

 

May

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

Tue 2nd: May meeting. Guest speaker Eric Tetteroo from Dutch Cycling Embassy. 7:30 pm Friends' Meeting House, Jesus Lane.

Thu 4th: Mayoral elections and County Council elections.

 

June

Tue 6th: Monthly Meeting – Guest Speaker Rachel Aldred. 7:30 pm Friends' Meeting House, Jesus Lane.

 

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.