The Big Picture

This article was published in 2021, in Magazine 153.

A parade of cyclists riding down Mill RoadThe solution to pollution

What fights climate change? Bikes fight climate change!! We came, we rode and we rang our bells with groups from across Cambridgeshire to sound the global climate alarm. Along the way, we led a parade of over 100 cyclists up Mill Road, effectively showing just how efficient cycling is at moving large numbers of people in a low-emission way. You shouldn’t need to ‘ride like a bus’ with us to feel safe here: it’s time to reimagine this – and other neighbourhoods – as ‘Zero Carbon Streets’ and work to bring those dreams to reality.
Image: Jeremy Peters