The ‘Chisholm Trail’ is our proposal for a premier route running north to south, following much of the railway line, which we would like to see built.
Read more about the Chisholm Trail in our briefing note.
Latest news and updates
- Cost overruns on transport projects must be investigated to safeguard the future of important routes like the Chisholm Trail (November 25, 2020)
- Camcycle thrilled to see the Abbey-Chesterton bridge lifted into place and already uniting local communities (November 10, 2020)
- Local campaign groups save vital Chisholm Trail link as station development is rejected by councillors (October 16, 2020)
- Safety of the Chisholm Trail at risk from new development at Cambridge station (October 12, 2020)
- Arrival of the Abbey-Chesterton bridge brings the Chisholm Trail one step closer (May 7, 2020)
- Chisholm Trail progress and upcoming diversion (July 26, 2019)
- Ground broken on new route to improve residents’ wellbeing (March 8, 2019)
- Camcycle celebrates the official start of work on the Chisholm Trail (December 7, 2018)
- Mill Road Depot proposals a dangerous turn for Chisholm Trail (February 9, 2018)
- A call for action to help the Chisholm Trail (June 15, 2017)
The Abbey-Chesterton bridge (see our briefing note) would form a key link in the Chisholm trail.
You can find more information, including visualizations that show how the bridge might look, on the County Council website.
We have been working for 20 years on the route. The following is a thread of articles from our Newsletter on the topic:
- The Chisholm Trail (Newsletter 17: April 1998) (start of thread)
- An Economic Case for Better Cycleways (Newsletter 18: June 1998)
- The Chisholm Trail: the outer reaches (Newsletter 23: April 1999)
- Eastern Corridor Area Transport Plan (Newsletter 32: October/November 2000)
- SuperCAM (Newsletter 41: April/May 2002)
- Plans for Cambridge station area (Newsletter 42: June/July 2002)
- The Chisholm Trail – ten years on (Newsletter 87: December 2009/January 2010)
- The Chisholm Trail: step by step (Newsletter 102: June/July 2012)
- Chisholm Trail: a vision revised (Newsletter 113: April - May 2014)
- Chisholm Trail Is Go! (nearly) (Newsletter 121: August - September)
- Abbey–Chesterton Bridge (Newsletter 122: October - November)
- Abbey–Chesterton bridge (Newsletter 123: December - January)
- Abbey–Chesterton bridge campaign at ‘The Abbey’ (Newsletter 123: December - January)
- Outspoken speaks out about Chisholm Trail (Newsletter 123: December - January)
- Chisholm Trail approved by City Deal executive board (Newsletter 125: April - May 2016)
- Chisholm Trail planning applications submitted (Newsletter 127: August - September 2016)
- Progress on the Chisholm Trail - your support is needed (Newsletter 128: October - November 2016)
- Chisholm Trail progress (Newsletter 131: April - May 2017)
- Chisholm Trail progress (Newsletter 137: April - May 2018)
Gallery of images
Cyclestreets now has a gallery of images of the areas.
But you can also follow the railway track from Milton Road to Cambridge Station click by click. Start at image #36544 and click on the #XXXXX links to follow through, which will show the images with their location on a map or aerial picture.
Cycling Vision 2016
Feasibility study (2009)
Cambridgeshire County Council undertook a feasibility study as part of the Cycle Cambridge (Cycling Demonstration Town) scheme. The reports are available here.
- Chisholm Trail Report
Map: OpenStreetMap, licensed ODbL.