This article was published in 2018, in Magazine 141.
Camcycle reaches 1,300 member milestone!
We were delighted to reach 1,300 members on 1 November this year, a new Camcycle record. At time of writing, numbers are continuing to rise and we have also welcomed several new volunteers. A huge thank you to all those who have supported Cambridge Cycling Campaign since its formation in 1995 and who continue to give time, money and energy to working for more, better and safer cycling.
Spread the word! More members amplify our voice so we’d love to welcome your friends, family and colleagues. They can sign up at camcycle.org.uk/membership
Communities united against shared-use junction designs
As the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s projects progress, Camcycle and local community groups have been united in their dismay at junctions which use areas of shared-use pavement to avoid taking the bold steps needed to prioritise cyclists and pedestrians over motor vehicles. We believe that segregated cycleways provide the safest protection for cyclists of all ages and abilities and that schemes that promise to provide ‘high-quality cycling and pedestrian infrastructure’ need to deliver at all points along the route, especially dangerous junctions like the Milton Road and Elizabeth Way roundabout (left).
Some progress has been made on Histon Road (see page 16) and we await the results of the Milton Road consultation in early 2019.
Cycle light campaign promotes safety to students
In October, we took our stall bike to the Grand Arcade Student Night and Anglia Ruskin Freshers’ Fair. We were promoting safe and considerate cycling with our ‘Welcome to Cycling’ leaflets and video and awarding USB chargers to students who could show us their lights. Many thanks to the Co-op Local Community Fund for supporting both our stall bike and the materials and merchandise for our student projects.
Visit camcycle.org.uk/welcometocycling to view our video and download our leaflet. You’ll also find a link to order leaflets for your school, college or workplace.