This article was published in 2018, in Newsletter 136.

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The Cambridge Greenways, a network of high-quality, largely traffic-free cycle connections from nearby towns and villages, is making further progress. Two of these routes, from Comberton and Melbourn, are out for consultation through January and early February. By the time this newsletter is distributed the in-person events will already have been held for those two Greenways, but you can still visit the website and send feedback by e-mail:

A contest was held to design a logo for the project. More than 50 visual communications students from Cambridge Regional College created design concepts. The students visited Shire Hall to present their ideas to a panel of judges including GCP’s Chair Councillor Francis Burkitt, Joint Assembly member Councillor Noel Kavanagh, Project Manager Simon Manville and Cambridge Open Media founder Mike Scialom. The judges narrowed the selection to six designs that were then voted upon by the public.

Abner Fraser, Head of the Visual Communications department at Cambridge Regional College, said: ‘This has been an amazing opportunity for our students to gain invaluable experience working with a big client on an exciting project. The students were motivated by the prospect of having their work displayed across Greater Cambridge and I would like to thank the GCP for this fantastic opportunity which has given the students a great platform that will boost their future prospects.’

Our own Roxanne De Beaux said: ‘We are pleased to see the creative designs produced by the Cambridge Regional College students which reflect the aspirations of this high-quality cycling network to safely connect twelve surrounding villages to Cambridge.’

Tom McKeown