Camcycle works for more, better and safer cycling for all ages and abilities in and around Cambridge. Cambridge is the cycling capital of the U.K. In our city about a third of people cycle to work everyday and 50% of people cycle at least once a week. The significance of cycling in our region is further shown by the high rates of cycling in the villages and towns surrounding Cambridge, particularly in areas which have invested in cycling infrastructure.
Camcycle has campaigned for the Chisholm Trail for nearly 20 years, ever since it was first proposed by Jim Chisholm, and from its earliest inception the Trail has had strong public support.
The Chisholm Trail will provide innumerable benefits for Cambridge including:
– More cycling thus reducing congestion and pollution.
– Active travel resulting in positive health outcomes and subsequent savings for the NHS.
– Better access to meadows and commons allowing more people to experience the natural environment.
Camcycle officer Roxanne De Beaux commented: “We are pleased that Councillors have recognised this vital cycling and walking route for Cambridge. The Chisholm Trail will make a difference to many Cambridge residents who are looking for safer ways to travel around the city. Routes like this will help those who already cycle and will encourage more people to take up cycling. I will use this route everyday and I am counting the days until it opens.”
Phase 2 of the Chisholm Trail will establish a link from Coldham’s Lane to Cambridge Station.