New Histon Road junction at Gilbert Road will protect people walking and cycling

The Greater Cambridge Partnership is planning the official opening of the new Histon Road at noon on Thursday 21 October. Everyone who wishes to attend is invited to meet at the remodelled Warwick Road / Gilbert Road / Histon Road junction. While there are many problems with the overall Histon Road scheme, this at least
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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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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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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


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Cambridge station development: Chisholm Trail still at risk

Following our campaigning with local groups last year, Camcycle is pleased to see significant improvements for cycling in proposals for new development near Cambridge station. However, we are still concerned that the plans don’t do enough to protect the route of the Chisholm Trail, provide for expansion of cycle parking facilities and ensure safe
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