TAKE ACTION: help us remove dangerous new barriers to cycling in Cambridgeshire

barrierThere must be something about the start of the year, because yet again dangerous new barriers have appeared. This time it’s Highways England and Cambridgeshire County Council which have harmed people who simply want to use the newly-built active travel bridges over the A14 at Swavesey and Bar Hill. The officers have wasted money over
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St John’s Innovation Park invents ‘wonky cycleway’

At Camcycle we look through many planning applications and write objections in cases where developers are proposing cycle infrastructure or facilities that do not meet the standards or requirements of planning rules. We normally work through the usual planning systems and try to get problems fixed through comments, feedback and discussions. However, in the case
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Proposals for development at Netherhall Farm will lock in a car-dependent future

decrepit cut-through in the existing estate

Sometimes a planning application comes along and you can see just how little developers actually care about sustainable transport, despite bold claims. The absurdity here is captured by this pair of photos above (inset photo courtesy of Sam Davies).

Once built out, 400 more homes from this and another green belt site will depend
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Streets are changing in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

New modal filters have been installed this week as the Greater Cambridge Partnership begins to implement its Covid-19 response projects. The changes are intended to give people more space for social distancing and to make walking and cycling safer during the pandemic.

The government is encouraging as many people as possible to choose active
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Modal filters help make roads safer for everyone

The Covid-19 pandemic has raised the urgency of creating safe conditions for people walking, cycling, using wheelchairs and mobility scooters on our streets. In many places, pavements are narrow and people walking and cycling are squeezed into narrow spaces and unable to practise social distancing as required. There are many older or vulnerable people without
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County council approves bold plan to help more people cycle and walk safely during the pandemic recovery

The Cambridgeshire County Council Highways and Transport Committee has just approved a county-wide initiative to test experimental schemes that make more space for walking and cycling, to help people stay healthy and safe as economic activity resumes during the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the course of the next four weeks, you will begin to see some
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