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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Small schemes set to make a big difference to walking and cycling in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire County Council is considering a range of changes to roads in order to encourage active travel across the area. There are nearly twenty small schemes being considered across the county. These changes appear to be part of the Department for Transport’s active travel programme and therefore will only be funded if they represent meaningful
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Have your say and help build cycle-friendly places near you

There are several important consultations happening at the moment (and more coming soon!). We encourage you to get involved and have your say to help create better cycling and walking routes in the places where you live and work.

If you want a joined-up network of cycle routes across Cambridgeshire…

Map of proposed routes on the Cambridge Cycling and Walking Infrastructure PlanPlease respond to the Cambridgeshire
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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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Two new School Streets set to improve journeys for children and air quality for residents

Most children in Cambridgeshire are returning to school today after the Easter holidays and for students attending two schools in Cambridge, their journeys should be safer and more pleasant than usual.

School Street, Norfolk Street, CambridgeFollowing the success of other School Street schemes in the county, St Bedes Inter-Church School and St Matthew’s Primary School are joining the initiative
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Camcycle welcomes extension of Mill Road trial but continues to call for improvements to the scheme

Camcycle welcomes the extension of the experimental bus gate scheme on Mill Road bridge. We believe the scheme has significantly improved public safety in the two ways set out in the experimental objectives. Firstly, it has facilitated social distancing during the pandemic, as in previous conditions it would have been impossible for footway
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New Spaces to Breathe created by the second phase of Covid-19 active travel schemes

The second phase of experimental walking and cycling schemes is starting to be put in place and Camcycle is delighted to see that some small changes are already making a big difference to active travel in Cambridge.

One of the first changes to be made, early in the new year, was the county council’s rearrangement
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