CycleStreets’ modal filter project proves that low-traffic neighbourhoods aren’t new

Many low-traffic neighbourhoods already exist across the country, but they’ve never been mapped before. At our November monthly meeting, Martin and Simon from CycleStreets, a local not-for-profit social enterprise, shared the work they’ve been doing on a UK-wide analysis of modal filters (bollards, gates, cycle contraflows etc), with Cambridge as one of the main areas
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UK’s fourth ‘CYCLOPS’ junction brings safer crossings to Histon Road in Cambridge

Cyclists and pedestrians using the protected junction at Gilbert Road and Histon Road in CambridgeA new junction which prioritises the safety of people walking and cycling was officially opened in Cambridge on 21 October. The design, which Camcycle successfully campaigned for in 2018, includes a protected cycle lane which encircles the junction, keeping cyclists separate from both motor traffic and pedestrians. People cycling can make a signal-free left
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No more lives must be lost: we need safe junctions now

Camcycle is deeply saddened by the death of Anna Garratt-Quinton, who was killed while cycling at the Addenbrooke’s roundabout on Hills Road last Thursday. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues.

Ghost bike near the Addenbrooke's roundabout dedicated to Anna Garratt-Quinton

In the last few weeks, there have also been serious collisions involving cyclists on Gilbert Road in Cambridge, Longstaff Way in
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Cambridgeshire Mayor says region cannot fail on active travel as he pledges support for schemes in Cambridge and Peterborough


Mayor Dr Nik Johnson has made clear that he supports those who wish to see the Mill Road bus gate in Cambridge and Crescent Bridge cycle lane in Peterborough reinstalled following a meeting with Transport Minister Chris Heaton-Harris last week. Speaking to Dotty McLeod on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s breakfast programme, Dr Johnson said that
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New traffic law will make it easier to design traffic reduction schemes that work for all

A traffic law, due to come into force later this year, will give authorities new powers to better accommodate disabled drivers into their schemes. This will mean that measures designed to prioritise access for residents and those walking, cycling and travelling by bus can be tailored by councils with exemptions appropriate to each neighbourhood.

Although
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