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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Say yes to low-traffic neighbourhoods near you!

Government research shows that 8 out of 10 people support measures to reduce road traffic in their neighbourhood – now it’s time to tell the Greater Cambridge Partnership that you want the same.

Earlier in the year, Cambridgeshire County Council and the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) began to introduce experimental measures to provide safe space
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Camcycle calls on Mill Road community to share its vision for 2021

A photo of Mill Road showing someone walking, someone cycling and a busCamcycle is encouraging the Mill Road community to share positive visions for the future of the street through a new campaign called Mill Road 2021. The charity would like to hear of the ways the road could be celebrated and shaped into an even better place to shop, travel and spend time together when the
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Generous donors raise over £15,000 for Camcycle’s work for Spaces to Breathe

Big Give 2020 - £15,490 raisedCamcycle would like to thank Cambridge residents who have helped us raise £15,490 in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, a national match-funding campaign supporting 764 charities across the UK. Nearly 100 local people donated to help Camcycle extend our Spaces to Breathe campaign in 2021 to continue the work for more space for safe
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Mill Road 2021: what would YOU like the street to feel like next year?

After a hard year of lockdowns, social distancing and cancelled events, it’s time to begin to imagine what Mill Road could look and feel like in 2021, as vaccines are rolled out and the risk of Covid-19 subsides. Let’s meet friends again for coffee, visit our favourite shops, chat with neighbours in the street
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