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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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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Act now to share ideas for Zero Carbon Streets near you

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) consultation ends on 27 July.

Please make sure you have your say at tinyurl.com/CambsCycleNetwork

This is your chance to contribute to the future development of the active travel networks in the region and help local authorities create thriving and sustainable places for the future. Transport
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Camcycle speaks up for safety and accessibility on King’s Parade

A cyclist passes through the 1.2m gap in the barrier on King's Parade, while another coming the other way has to wait

Earlier this week, Camcycle trustee Matthew Danish spoke to Cambridgeshire County Council‘s Highways and Transport Committee about the anti-terrorism barrier on King’s Parade (watch a video of the meeting here). In response, councillors agreed to a further review of safety, accessibility and design before daytime traffic restrictions are made permanent at the
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