Cambridge Cycling Campaign

Cambridge Cycling Campaign was formed in 1995 to provide a voice for cyclists in Cambridge and the surrounding villages. We aren't a cycling club, but an organisation of volunteers campaigning for the rights of cyclists and promoting cycling in and around Cambridge. We lobby for better and more convenient conditions for cycling, safer roads, and more people on bikes. It is now a charity, registered number 1138098. More information at https://www.camcycle.org.uk

  • Upgraded cycleway from Cambourne to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

    Created by Alan Everitt // 1 thread

    Hardwick is seen as a commuter village for Cambridge but currently there are no cycle paths at all within the village, other than a 2 mile long on-road advisory shared with 40 mph traffic. There is also no cycle path north-south through the village - just over a mile. This is a village of around 1250 homes currently being extended to around 1500 but with little attention being paid to cycling yet.

    In the S.106 Agreement for West Cambourne construction (2350 homes), SCDC Planning Reference S/2903/14/OL, Cambridge County Council have included an upgraded Cycle and footpath from West Cambourne to Cambridge passing through Hardwick. This can be seen in the S.106 Agreement Schedule 13 and is shown as Fully Funded in the current Cambridge County Council Transport Investment Plan, Scheme number 123.

    Before construction of this goes ahead, will there be consultation with villages and residents along the route and do we have any indication of when this might commence? I note there should be plans available but these plans should be readable, clarified and modified with input from the villages on the route including Hardwick.

    In the original plan submitted it seems the cycle paths proposed pass directly in front of 150 or so businesses and residential properties accesses and driveways which would seem to be entirely inappropriate for serious cycle-to-work opportunities. 

    This route appears to be independent from the Cambridge County Council "Greenways" initiative which also did not engage with Hardwick either

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  • Contraflow on Park Terrace

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    The section of Park Terrace behind the hotel is wide enough for a cycle contraflow.

    Although people can cycle in front of the pavilion, this is shared use and can be busy with pedestrians. It also means encountering traffic lights involving a wait unnecessarily.

    Given that there is space, there seems no good reason not to provide a contraflow - in line with the principle that two-way cycling should be possible unless there is no space to do so.

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  • 20/01640/REM 286 No. dwellings, Cambourne

    Created by Rosamund Humphrey (Admin Officer) // 1 thread

    Approval of matters reserved for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline planning permission S/2903/14/OL for 286 No. dwellings including affordable housing, associated hard and soft landscaping and all ancillary works.

    Parcels 1.3B, 1.3C, 1.3E, 1.4A And 1.4B Sheepfold Lane Cambourne Cambs CB23 6EA

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 20/01640/REM

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  • Allowing motorcycles in bus lanes

    Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 1 thread

    The County Council would like to know our opinion on allowing motorcycles to use bus lanes. 

    Motorcycling has become increasingly popular as it is a cheaper alternative than travelling by car, it provides independence and mobility and reduces journey times and emissions on congested roads.

     

    As part of the climate change strategy action plan, the County Council at its meeting on 19th December 2019, agreed to consult on the use of bus lanes for motorcycles and scooters, collectively referred to as powered-two-wheelers.

     

    Over 30 UK towns and cities permit motorcycles in bus lanes since the original trials in London back in 2009 and 2011 demonstrated reduced journey times and environmental benefits with no significant safety issues for motorcyclists or other vulnerable road users.

                                   

    We would therefore welcome your views on whether you support the use of bus lanes by powered-two-wheelers, these together with any additional comments should be sent in writing to the undersigned or by email to policyandregulation@cambridgeshire.gov.uk by 10th April 2020 quoting reference PTWBus.

     

    The feedback we receive will help us understand the level of support for the scheme.

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  • Bridge Street

    sound+fury // 0 threads

    The pavement here is narrow. Is there a way of improving the environment for walking and cycling at the same time?

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  • Jesus Lane junction

    sound+fury // 0 threads

    Traffic signals hold up not just vehicles but bike riders too. This should change with consideration given to walkers as well.

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