This article was published in 2021, in Magazine 151.
Underpass installed for the Chisholm Trail
After the installation of the Abbey-Chesterton bridge in November 2020, the next big bit of infrastructure to be addressed for phase one of the Chisholm Trail walking and cycling route was the underpass linking Ditton Meadows to Coldham’s Common.
A section of Newmarket Road near the Leper Chapel was closed at the end of March and the underpass was put in place within a week. The project included the complete removal and rebuilding of the road: this amazing kite photo by Camcycle member Bill Blake shows the underpass before it was reinstated. The areas around the bridge and underpass are still to be completed, along with the connecting path between the two and other areas of improvement such as the link to Fen Road/Moss Bank. Phase one of the Trail is due to be finished by the end of the year – we can’t wait!
Supporters raise £10,761 for new regional campaign
Camcycle was one of 113 environmental charities selected to take part in the new Big Give Green Match Fund. We launched our campaign Zero Carbon Streets as it opened on Earth Day, and supporters from across Cambridgeshire (and beyond!) blew us away over the next week with their generosity. Thank you so much to all who donated to help us grow cycling and tackle climate change.
Cycle theft campaign calls for everyone to ‘Save our Cycles’
Camcycle has joined with Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire Police and other local organisations to launch a campaign to help tackle a crime which costs Cambridge residents over £1.5 million per year and puts many off returning to cycling. ‘Save our Cycles’ is asking everyone who loves their bike to make sure they ‘lock it and log it’ to keep their property safe.
Find out more on our Save Our Cycles campaign page
Environment webinar gives an introduction to School Streets
As part of South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Zero Carbon Communities project, we’ve partnered with the authority to promote the School Streets scheme. In March, we hosted a webinar with guest speaker Lyn Hesse, Senior Road Safety Officer at Cambridgeshire County Council, to talk about how the scheme operates locally and answer some frequently asked questions.
Find out more and watch the webinar on our School Streets campaign page