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This article was published in 2019, in Magazine 142.

Camcycle calls for a Station Square that works for all

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‘Planning is supposed to be thinking about the future, looking five, ten, or even 50 years ahead. Do we want the station square to look like this?’ asked Camcycle trustee Matthew Danish at a meeting in January regarding plans for a new office building, hotel and multi-storey car park in the area. Accompanying slides showed some of the many negative comments sent in to us from cyclists, pedestrians, motorists and taxi drivers frustrated by the confusion and conflict caused by the current design.

As part of our continued campaigning, we’ll be including the station in our ‘Space for Cycling’ ride on Saturday 13 April along with other areas we’d like improved such as Mill Road. Find out more about the ride on page 21 and do join us to make your views known!

First Camcycle awards honour cycling volunteers

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The range and extent of Camcycle’s work would not be possible without the enthusiasm and dedication of our volunteers and we were delighted to honour some of these cycling heroes at our AGM in January. From long-term volunteer Lisa Woodburn who won our Hall of Fame award to recent member Liz Irvin (above) who won the Newcomer award, it was a privilege to celebrate those who have given so much time, effort and enthusiasm to our cause.

Read more about the AGM and awards on page 48 and find out more about volunteering at camcycle.org.uk/volunteer

Camcycle raises over £9,000 in Big Give Christmas campaign

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A big thank you to all those who donated to Camcycle in the Big Give Christmas Challenge at the end of last year. Together we raised a fantastic £9,038.75 for our 2019 Cycling Action Fund in addition to £1,500 of extra donations and gift aid contributions. The money will be used to help us work for better cycling in areas from Mill Road to the village Greenway routes. We would also like to thank all those who gave generously at other times during the year: your gifts make a huge difference to our work.

If you’d like to support the work we do, visit camcycle.org.uk/donate

Farewell to a dedicated Camcycle supporter and friend

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We are sad to announce that Camcycle member and volunteer Shirley Fieldhouse died on 30 December 2018.

Camcycle was an organisation Shirley valued and she was in contact with us and supporting our work right up to the end of the year. She was a vital force in our campaigning and her work as our first volunteer Planning Officer made an impact on many developments in Cambridge and influenced how we work today.

The image above shows Shirley on the Camcycle stall in 2012 with fellow campaigner Klaas Brümann and parish councillors Clare Blair and Yemi Macaulay.

If you’d like to support the work we do, visit camcycle.org.uk/donate