Cost overruns on transport projects must be investigated to safeguard the future of important routes like the Chisholm Trail

Chisholm Trail muralFollowing reports that the cost of the Chisholm Trail has risen by around £7 million from the original budget, Camcycle supports calls for a clear understanding of how local authorities manage transport projects, and a fuller public disclosure of what has caused the cost overruns. We understand that the collapse of Carillion and the Covid-19
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Camcycle thrilled to see the Abbey-Chesterton bridge lifted into place and already uniting local communities

The new Abbey-Chesterton bridge in CambridgeThe 40m span of the Abbey-Chesterton bridge was lifted into place across the River Cam in the early hours of Sunday morning, a significant milestone in the progress of the Chisholm Trail. When complete, the Chisholm Trail will be a new mostly traffic-free route stretching right across the city, from the business parks and communities
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Local campaign groups save vital Chisholm Trail link as station development is rejected by councillors

A major planning application for two proposed buildings at Cambridge station was refused today at the city council’s planning committee after over four years of campaigning by Camcycle and other local groups including Smarter Cambridge Transport and South Petersfield Residents Association. Councillors voted 5 to 2 to reject proposals put forward by Brookgate and Network
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Safety of the Chisholm Trail at risk from new development at Cambridge station

Camcycle warns that new buildings at Cambridge Station proposed by developer Brookgate will threaten the safety of cyclists using the Chisholm Trail if approved this week by the city council. We have long campaigned for a safe, segregated route through the station area to link up the northern sections of the walking and cycling trail
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Ground broken on new route to improve residents’ wellbeing

Chisholm Trail start-of-works ceremony

It’s been over 20 years in the making, but today the long-held dream of Cambridge resident and cycle campaigner Jim Chisholm is finally being turned into reality. Together with Councillor Lewis Herbert (Chair of the Greater Cambridge Partnership and Leader of the City Council) and Councillor Mandy Smith (Chair of Cambridgeshire County Council), Chisholm broke
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Camcycle celebrates the official start of work on the Chisholm Trail

Abbey-Chesterton bridgeOn Tuesday 4 December, the Greater Cambridge Partnership announced that a contractor had been appointed for the Chisholm Trail and work will begin on phase one of the project this month. The trail will eventually provide an almost traffic-free route between Milton Country Park in the north and Trumpington Meadows Country Park in the south.
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