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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Revolutions: How Women Changed the World on Two Wheels with author Hannah Ross

From suffragettes to sportswomen and trailblazing Victorians to those challenging modern-day taboos, Hannah Ross’ book Revolutions: How Women Changed the World on Two Wheels is an inspirational tale of the freedom women have found – and continue to find – through cycling.

Camcycle’s Administrative Officer Rosamund Humphrey asks Hannah what motivated her to pull together
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Millions of pounds of active travel funding for Cambridgeshire threatened by mismanagement of the Mill Road bus gate

Camcycle has sent a letter to Transport Minister Chris Heaton-Harris asking whether Cambridgeshire County Council’s decision to discontinue the Mill Road bus gate scheme before attempting any improvements is against the policies set out by the Department for Transport (DfT). We are concerned that the way the Mill Road bus gate scheme has been managed
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A14 bridge barriers to go at last as county council agree to replace them with bollards

After over six months of campaigning, the dangerous chicane barriers near the active travel bridges over the A14 at Swavesey and Bar Hill are to be replaced with removeable bollards. At a meeting of the county council’s Highways and Transport Committee on 27 July, this decision was unanimously approved by councillors.

We’re delighted to have
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Small schemes set to make a big difference to walking and cycling in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire County Council is considering a range of changes to roads in order to encourage active travel across the area. There are nearly twenty small schemes being considered across the county. These changes appear to be part of the Department for Transport’s active travel programme and therefore will only be funded if they represent meaningful
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Mark Searle from Outspoken Cycles introduces the new Try Before You Buy e-cargo bike scheme

Many families and businesses could use e-cargo bikes as a means to reduce their carbon emissions and beat the congestion on their everyday journeys and the UK government is keen to support their uptake. Last year, Cambridge was one of 18 English local authorities which secured funding from the £2 million e-Cargo Bike Grant Fund
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