There is a lot to share from the last few weeks, but I will save some of it for the next update. However, I do hope you can take immediate action by completing the Greater Cambridgeshire Travel survey which closes today. We need to make sure cycling is counted.
Our AGM is also coming up and we are hoping to recruit some fresh faces to join our Board of Trustees. You can learn more about the various opportunities on our website, but we are also keen to hear from people who have ideas. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss more.
Please complete travel survey today!
Please complete the Greater Cambridgeshire Partnership travel survey which closes today. It's important that cycle travel is counted to justify further investment.
Camcycle Charity of the Month on Cambridge 105 Radio
Camcycle was the October Charity of the Month for Cambridge 105 Radio. You can listen to the various interviews we did through their online podcasts. Roxanne De Beaux gave a summary about Camcycle's work and spoke about selection as one of Cycling UK's 100 'Women in Cycling', Robin Heydon spoke about riding at night, Hester Wells talked about bollards and e-bikes and Isabelle Clement from Wheels for Wellbeing was interviewed about cycling with a disability.
Thank you to Cambridge 105 for helping us to share more about the work we do.
This year the annual Cyclenation campaigners conference is taking place in Oxford on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November. Shifting gear: a radical change for cycling is two days of discussion, analysis, networking and planning with national experts from a range of organisations.
Each day the programme includes high profile keynote speakers followed by a series of interactive workshop sessions, along with plenty of time for networking. The programme on Friday focusses more on council officers, transport planners and politicians; whereas Saturday's workshops are designed with the campaigner in mind.
Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/2fw168q
Camcycle may be able to subsidise tickets in return for a report on the conference. Please get in touch for more information.
Smart Cambridge Wayfinding Hack
Smart Cambridge is hosting another hack on 25 November. This time they are partnering with the Association of Cambridge Architects to look at wayfinding in Cambridge, maps signs, information and apps. This will be a fun, interactive day which gets people out in the city. Camcycle members are especially invited to look at cycle signage or something non-cycle related. Ideas will be taken forward and funding sought from the Greater Cambridge Partnership. Find out more and register via Eventbrite.
More work on cross-city cycle routes begins
Construction work on Phase 2 of the Arbury Road cycleways has begun. The scheme is one of five cross-city cycling projects funded by the Greater Cambridge City Deal to extend and improve the city’s cycling network. This project should be completed in 20 weeks (between 9.30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday) which will involve the construction of new cycle lanes, footpaths and two pedestrian crossings.
Preparation for the Green End Road cycleways between the junctions of Nuffield Road and Milton Road has also started with the main constuction work to begin in 2018.
Cambridge Biomedical Campus cycle path closure.
From Monday 13 November 2017, there will be a temporary closure of the footpath and cycleway between the new Papworth Hospital and AstraZeneca’s Strategic R&D Centre and global Corporate HQ. This closure is part of a phased programme of works starting in November to support the creation of the Circus and Piazza. An alternative route will be available during the works.
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.