Campaign success! Eight successful active travel trials will now be made permanent

Residents and campaigners celebrated as the county council’s Highways & Transport Committee unanimously agreed to make eight experimental transport schemes permanent. The measures, installed as part of the government’s Active Travel Fund which was launched during the Covid-19 pandemic, were intended to help more people to walk and cycle safely for their everyday journeys.

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County councillors unanimous in call to speed up Mill Road consultation and improvements

On 4 November, members of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways & Transport Committee voted in favour of a proposal for a further consultation on the Mill Road bus gate scheme but added an amendment making clear that this should be done as soon as possible. A timetable for the consultation process, along with recommendations for ‘quick
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Urgent action is needed to prevent further deaths on the Busway path

Camcycle is saddened to hear that a second person was killed last week on the path alongside the Busway between Cambridge station and Trumpington. Our thoughts are with the woman’s family, friends and colleagues.

The incident happened just over three years since Steve Moir, an employee at Cambridge Assessment, was killed cycling home on 13
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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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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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