Health, education and business professionals say ‘now is the time’ for safer cycling and walking

Over 400 people have signed a letter to local decision-makers urging them to work together to ensure safe cycling and walking in Cambridgeshire during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

The open letter is part of Camcycle’s ‘Spaces To Breathe’ campaign, inspired by temporary measures installed in cities around the world from Bogotá to Berlin and
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First steps to a new golden age of cycling? Our summary of the latest announcements on active travel

The i newspaper with the headline 'On yer bike'When Boris Johnson shared his wish for a ‘new golden age of cycling,’ on Wednesday 6 May, cycling advocates across the country waited eagerly for the details of how this would be achieved. Details of a £250 million investment to encourage more people to cycle to work following the lockdown period were widely
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Cambridgeshire County Council urged to deliver new cycle lanes as part of £250m Covid-19 fund

At the weekend, the UK government released the first hints at plans for life after lockdown, which included £2 billion for active travel improvements. This funding was announced earlier in the year, but more details have emerged on how it is to be spent including trials of e-scooter rentals, cycling to be prescribed by
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Cambridge region united in call for more space for cycling

Following a meeting with the Prime Minister on Friday 1 May, Cambridge and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer says he has called on Cllr Steve Count, Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council, and Cllr John Holdich, Leader of Peterborough City Council, to put forward schemes for pop-up cycle lanes in the two cities. In a tweet published
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Combined Authority fails to consider cycling in COVID-19 transport strategies

On Wednesday 29 April, The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority will consider the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our transport network.

We were disappointed by the papers presented to the Combined Authority’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee as there was only minimal mention of cycling, and nothing about it being a vital means of transport
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Bikes are ideal physical distancing vehicles so Keep On Cycling! 

 

Inspire us with your daily cycling journeys and use the tag #KeepOnCyclingCambridge on your social media pictures. 

Cycling can help us all stay healthy, boost our immune systems and lift our spirits during the Coronavirus outbreak. Staying safe is imperative but we can – and should! – keep cycling. The physical and mental benefits
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