This article was published in 2022, in Magazine 156.
Regent Street mock-up prompts debate on roads
What’s the best way to raise awareness of a ‘Road Classification’ consultation which includes several maps with limited captioning? Brief a new communications intern to bring the concepts to life!
We were proud to see Victoria’s Photoshop mock-ups of city centre streets make the pages of the Cambridge Independent and stimulate discussion across social media. On LinkedIn they were even discussed by the CEO of Cambridge BID and the former Head of Transport of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority. A small charity making big waves and encouraging others to get involved in consultations. Job done!
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Positive survey response puts Mill Road filter back on track
Following overwhelming support for change from the latest consultation on Mill Road, the county council’s Highways and Transport Committee unanimously agreed to consult on a Traffic Regulation Order to reinstate the bus gate. It will also consult on exemptions (including disabled residents and taxis) and work with the Combined Authority and Greater Cambridge Partnership on public realm improvements.
Camcycle brings Dutch style to Parliamentary bike ride
The Parliamentary Bike Ride, organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking, returned in June for the first time since 2019. The ride brings together members of the Houses of Commons and Lords, active travel experts and advocates. Camcycle’s goal in attending is to build up our relationships with national influencers and to showcase the joy of everyday cycling. Dutch bikes and big smiles for the win!
Generous donations expand team to six for the summer
Thanks to the support of a long-term funder of our internship programme and your generous donations to our Zero Carbon Streets campaign, we’ve been able to welcome two paid interns for the summer months. Victoria and Alex (from East Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire respectively) have been busy working across a range of projects, gaining experience and sharing their skills. We’re delighted to have them on board.