The Camcycle guide to inclusive cycle parking design (part 1)

At Camcycle, we think a lot about cycle parking because of security concerns and the shortage of spaces where these are most needed, but also because of the increasing popularity of larger cycles that open up cycling for many more people and purposes. Cargo cycles, tandems and trailers help families cycle together, while tricycles, recumbent
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more

Favourite low-traffic neighbourhoods: Leys Road/Highworth Avenue

Welcome to a new blog series in which we plan to highlight some existing low-traffic neighbourhoods around the region and how they are quietly appreciated by people in the area. Get in touch and tell us about your favourites (ideally with photos!) – what do you value about the low-traffic neighbourhoods near you?

Leys Road/Highworth


Read the rest of this entry » Read more

County fails to take action on A14 bridge barriers – for now

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways and Transport committee met on 9 March, with one of their agenda items being an update on the overall A14 project. We saw this as being the most appropriate topic under which to present our petition against the new barriers, which has gained over 660 signatories in just a few
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more

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
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more

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
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more

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
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more

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
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more