Mayor emphasises ‘high hopes’ for Phase Two of the Chisholm Trail as Camcycle campaigns for safe link through the Beehive

Last month, Dr Nik Johnson, Mayor of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, joined Jim Chisholm and Camcycle representatives to review the completed Phase One of the Chisholm Trail and understand the challenges arising as Phase Two develops. Enjoying a sunny day for his tour, Mayor Johnson commented:

“It was a most worthwhile and enjoyable


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Consultation guide: GCP Chisholm Trail phase 2, Cromwell Road and Coldham’s Lane junction

Name of consultation: GCP Chisholm Trail phase 2: Cromwell Road and Coldham’s Lane junction
From: The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP)
Format: Online survey OR post your comments to:
Greater Cambridge Partnership
PO Box 1493, Mandela House,
4 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB1 0YR
Deadline: midday on Tuesday 6 September

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Camcycle believes further work is required
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Christmas joy as the first section of the Chisholm Trail is complete

Camcycle is delighted that the first phase of the Chisholm Trail has been opened. Contractors finished up on 23 December and a low-key opening ceremony took place in the afternoon. Jim Chisholm cut the ribbon at the Abbey-Chesterton bridge with Cllrs Dave Baigent and Neil Gough from the Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board and Cllr
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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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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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