Did you join us at the e-Luminate bike parade last Friday? The attendance surpassed our expectations with an estimated 100 people lighting up their bikes and joining us for a cold but exciting tour of the Festival's lighting installations. We made quite the spectacle and featured in a number of news reports.
Update on Chisholm Trail and Mill Road Depot
Our petition about the Mill Road Depot turning its back on the Chisholm Trail now has over 700 signatures. Please sign the petition and read our blog which provides other suggestions for actions you can take. We are still trying to get our meeting with local councillors but have not yet had many responses. Hopefully this can happen in the next few weeks.
Operation 'Close Pass' arrives in Cambridge
Camcycle welcomes 'Op Velo' from Cambridgeshire Police. This operation follows the lead of other police forces where similar operations have resulted in a reduction in incidents. We anticipate that this Operation and the subsequent public awareness campaign will encourage better driver behaviour and hence make cycling safer in Cambridge and surroundings. Read more on our blog or join the discussion on Cyclescape 3602.
March monthly meeting
6 March, 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House – What’s stopping walking and cycling from being mainstream?
Guest speaker Lucy Marstrand will talk about her research ’Transport culture and curriculum: what’s stopping walking and cycling from being mainstream?', which looks at local authority ‘Heads of Transport’ to find out more about the people and their qualifications which the transport environment around the UK. Read more about Lucy's research in our recent newsletter article.
Job opportunity with Outspoken Cycles
To support their current services including bike hire and servicing, Outspoken Cycles are excited to be opening a full shop offering a range of cargo bikes, tandems and children’s bikes, with an emphasis on family and utility cycling. Outspoken Cycles are looking for a committed and experienced Shop Manager to drive the development and daily management of the new shop which will be at The Bike Depot on Cowley Road. Find out more: http://www.outspokencycles.co.uk/were-recruiting-shop-manager
Newsletter Copy Deadline
25 February is the copy deadline for our next newsletter. We welcome submissions from any of our members, and a rough draft is fine. Please send to this contact email address.
Consultations and meetings
Meeting 28 February 2pm. See discussion on Cyclescape 2662
Assembly members will be asked to approve concepts for consultation in the spring. (Followed by Board approval a few weeks later)
Closes 11 March. See discussion on Cyclescape 3837.
The City Council is proposing installation of solar stud lights on the path alongside Bin Brook between Cranmer Road and Gough Way.
Closes 3 April. See discussion on Cyclescape 1941.
The GCP is inviting Cambridge residents to have their say on new public transport links, new and improved walking and cycling routes and road safety improvements between Cambridge and the area to the south-east.
Wellcome Genome Campus
Do you cycle to or around the Genome Campus? We're keen to hear your views on how cycling could be improved. Please respond to this email or discuss on Cyclescape 3844.
GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
Data protection law is changing on 25 May 2018 with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We're now preparing for these changes which will improve the control that our members have over the data we store and the way we communicate with them. We will keep you informed as we progress with these changes as there may be actions you need to take.
If you have experience in this area and can help us with our preparations then we would welcome a conversation.
To learn more about data protection you can visit the website of the Information Commissioner's Office.
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.