It is time for police to take cycle theft in Cambridge seriously

Cycle theft in Cambridgeshire is rising and is estimated to cost victims more than £1.5 million per year.

Cycle theft has been a frustrating and at times devastating issue in Cambridge for many years. We’re hearing stories of individuals and even entire families having multiple bikes stolen, replaced and then stolen again, sometimes several times.
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New trial of e-bikes and e-scooters in Cambridgeshire needs close monitoring to ensure it contributes effectively to active travel goals

On 6 August, it was announced that Cambridgeshire had been selected for the first national trial combining rental e-bikes and e-scooters. It is expected to begin within weeks. The trial, led by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA), will run for 12 months to test the popularity, safety and suitability of these vehicles as
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Cambridge celebrates arrival of UK’s first Dutch-style roundabout

 

Cambridge cycling campaigners are delighted to see the first Dutch-style roundabout in the UK finally open! It was smiles all around as the first laps around the roundabout took place. In the first few minutes, the roundabout was already being enthusiastically used by people of all ages and abilities on foot, different types of
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Camcycle calls on county council to complete Mill Road improvements quickly and support the local community

Camcycle supports the temporary walking and cycling schemes approved by local authorities to tackle urgent issues of public health and support the rebuilding of the local economy. The initial changes on Mill Road have opened up more space for those walking, cycling or using mobility scooters to visit local businesses as over 50% of restaurants,
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Camcycle calls on the community to work together as street improvements are installed

Last month, Cambridgeshire County Council and the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) each voted unanimously to support a package of temporary measures to introduce more space for safe cycling and walking during the Covid-19 pandemic. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer also supports this scheme to increase active travel across the region and reallocate roadspace
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Working together for safe and healthy communities in Cambridgeshire

Camcycle welcomes the list of temporary proposals to support safe cycling and walking which has been published by Cambridgeshire County Council this week. Funding for the schemes has been approved by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority in advance of the first tranche of investment from the government. This means that we should see measures
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Adams Road proposed as a healthy street instead of a busway

On Tuesday 26 May, the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) published updated proposals for a segregated public transport project between Cambourne and Cambridge avoiding route alignment along Adams Road. The decision was made to return to the previously proposed alignment via land known as the Rifle Range following local concerns regarding cycling safety and to ensure
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Camcycle calls on the county council to draw on cycling expertise as it delivers temporary schemes for a safe and thriving region

Camcycle welcomes the fact that Cambridgeshire County Council have begun work on temporary enhancements to support more walking and cycling in the region. However, we call on the council to draw on all available expertise, including the experience of its own cycling officers, to ensure that improvements are correctly designed to be safe for all
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