Camcycle’s primary focus is to work for a better cycling environment in and around Cambridge, in order both to increase the amount of cycling and to make it safer and more pleasurable. Much of this work is carried out by ordinary members as well as staff and the Board of Trustees. The following indicates the variety of areas in which we work.
|Cyclescape||Most of our campaigning work is discussed online using our forum, Cyclescape (registration needed but open to all members). Do join up if you’d like to read or participate in our latest discussions.|
|Blog||Our own campaigning activity (and issues relevant to campaigning) are regularly reported on our blog.|
|Get involved||Would you like to help us campaign? Find out how you can get involved.|
|Map of successes||See our Map of campaigning successes to see where you have been benefitting from our work.|
Some of our current campaigns
|Sustainable Travel Zone||Camcycle supports proposals for a Sustainable Travel Zone in Cambridge. Reducing car journeys* by 50% would be a positive step towards a city and region that is focused on people, rebalancing our streets in favour of sustainable transport choices that will protect local communities now and in the future.|
|Save Our Cycles||We’ve joined with Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire Police and other local organisations to call on everyone who loves their cycle to ‘lock it and log it’ to keep their property safe. We want cyclists across the county to make sure they register their frame numbers online and always lock their cycles securely to help tackle cycle theft.|
|Spaces to Breathe||We believe that people in the Cambridge region need spaces to breathe to allow them to stay safe, happy and healthy. This campaign works to achieve more safe space for cycling and walking during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, so that more people feel able to choose active travel for everyday journeys, or spend time outdoors in the places where they live.|
|Chisholm Trail||We have been campaigning for the Chisholm Trail, a transformative north-south route for cycling and walking, since 1998. Phase one is scheduled to be open at the end of 2021.|
|School Streets||We’d like every child in Cambridgeshire to be able to walk, cycle or scoot safely to school. We work to promote the School Street initiative and help local schools and volunteers get involved.|
|Cambridge Station||We’ve long been campaigning for more, better and safer walking and cycling links around Cambridge station including a safe link for the Chisholm Trail. We work on this campaign with other local groups including Smarter Cambridge Transport.|
|Mill Road||We have a vision for a Mill Road which is a safe and pleasant place for residents and visitors. We want to create a street with reliable public transport which encourages more people to walk and cycle. We want to see thriving local businesses and a strong community.|
|Street Cycle Parking||Our Street Cycle Parking project works to champion the need for space for on-street parking for bikes as well as cars.|
For general campaigning resources, see the resources section (please note that some of this information is being amended to bring it up to date).