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Cycling in Cambridge

Cambridge has the highest levels of cycling in the UK, with about 25% of commuter journeys and an estimated 20% of journeys in general.

Cambridge was awarded Cycling Demonstration Town status in 2008 and that led to £5 million investment in cycling over a 3 year period.

There are many good quality facilities for cyclists and walkers, e.g. the many specialised bridges which create shortcuts to many areas. But there are also many problems remaining, and a legacy of car-orientated streets.

The main group campaigning for cycling in the area is Cambridge Cycling Campaign, the largest group outside London.

Two of their members are the creators of CycleStreets, and the system is based on the journey planner and photomap which was launched in June 2006 on Cambridge Cycling Campaign's website.

CTC Cambridge organize regular rides in the area.

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Latest photos of the area

See also a full list of photos in this area.

The finish of Camcycle’s Space for Cycling rally.

Camcycle Space for Cycling rally.

Camcycle Space for Cycling rally.

Camcycle Space for Cycling rally.

A Petersfield resident on a rally points to the achievements in Romsey’s liberated cycling zone that he aspires for his neighbourhood.

A Petersfield resident enters Romsey’s liberated cycling zone for the first time.

Charles Street on the Space for Cycling ride.

Daniel Zeichner MP addresses the Space for Cycling ride at Cambridge Station.

Park in marked areas.

Park in marked areas.

Park in marked areas.

Bilked blocking the footway.

I just came across this map of the routes I cycled around my school in the 1970s - happy days!

Pointless and invisible sign.

Confusing - which Road Ahead? All traffic turns right here anyway.

Lots of fuss and bother - I think the road to the right is the one that's meant to be closed, and the diversion is straight ahead. In any case it's just a point closure so in most cases drivers can take the direct route to their destination ... [more]

Access maintained for pedestrians, and thus wheeling bikes on the gravel.

Wheelchair space on the newish Class 387 trains - not quite long enough for a standard bike, but useable.

Direct access from the busway path to a cycle garage, it seems.

There are a lot of pedestrians in the morning peak now on the northern end of the busway path.

Very adequate diversion around building work - no need for the sign in #98159

I have no idea what closure this sign relates to or how long it's been there.

New contraflow markings on Union St, Cambridge

New contraflow markings on Union St, Cambridge

Sign for a cycleway coupled with bonkers sign required by lawyers telling people they've no right to be near the busway. Get rid of it!

This pothole has got much worse in the last day or two (but the whole of Station Road is awful).

Contraflow cycling Norwich Street, Cambridge Fantastic! Such a small, simple, but incredibly important breakthrough. No entry, except cycles... in the UK! Thank you to whoever is responsible.

Emery Street contraflow cycling.

Emery Street contraflow cycling.

Emery Road contraflow cycling.

Emery Street contraflow cycling.

Emery Road contraflow cycling.

Emery Road contraflow cycling.

Perowne Street contraflow cycling.

Emery Road contraflow cycling.

Perowne Street contraflow cycling.

Perowne Street contraflow cycling.

Perowne Street contraflow cycling.

Thoday Street contra-flow markings.

I wonder if this No Right Turn sign will get a cycling exception.

Ross Street with contra-flow cycling marking. The same location an hour before: #98129.

Ross Street with contra-flow cycling marking.

Ross Street with contra-flow cycling marking.

Ross Street with contra-flow cycling marking. The same location an hour before: #98130.

Argyle Street with contra-flow cycling marking.

Mill Road eastbound at the junction with Ross Street. The same location an hour later: #98132.

The entrance to Ross Street from Mill Road, there's a sign indicating contra-flow cycling in there. Now that Ross Street is becoming two way for cycling I wonder what the junction treatment will be like here. It turns out that I didn' ... [more]

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Contra-flow cycle marking in Sedgwick Street.

Contra-flow cycle marking in Sedgwick Street.

Turning into Sedgwick Street from Mill Road.

Contra-flow cycle marking in Catharine Street.

Contra-flow cycle marking in Catharine Street.

Contra-flow cycle marking in Catharine Street.

Contra-flow cycle marking in Catharine Street.

Contra-flow cycle marking in Sedgwick Street.

Contra-flow cycle marking in Sedgwick Street.

Contra-flow cycle marking in Argyle Street.

Contra-flow cycle marking in Argyle Street.

Contra-flow cycle marking in Argyle Street, and a siamese-looking cat basking in one of the first really decent days of spring.

Contra-flow cycle marking in Argyle Street.

Cycle parking on a new development in Cambridge.

Covered cycle parking on a new development in Cambridge.

Covered cycle parking on a new development in Cambridge.

Chisholm Trail preparation.

Chisholm Trail preparation.

Covered cycle parking at Cambridge Dialysis Centre.

Canvassing by local councillors on the day that contraflow cycling signage has gone up. https://twitter.com/simon_nuttall/status/986662533217079297

Preliminary ground work for the Chisholm trail.

Preliminary ground work for the Chisholm trail.

I found this gate ajar and went to get a view of the Chisholm Trail construction.

Preliminary ground work for the Chisholm trail.

Off road cycleway in the business park.

Covered racks by entrance to cycleway on a business park.

Small sign showing cycle route to Cambridge North station. The sign is a bit small for where it is located on the far side of the junction.

Chisholm Trail ground work has started.

Sedgwick Street contra-flow cycling marking. Enjoy this gallery of other ones nearby: https://cambridge.cyclestreets.net/photomap/tags/twowaycycling2018/

Thoday Street contra flow cycling marking.

Sign showing contra-flow cycling at last!

Except cycles at last!

3/3. New contra flow cycling marking.

2/3. Filling in the contra flow cycling marking.

1/3. About to fill in the contra flow cycling marking.

Road marking to show that two way cycling is now permitted in Catharine Street.

Except cycles at last!

Unfinished markings on Thoday Street.

Except cycles at last!

Just seen this sign on leaving our house that two way cycling in Thoday Street is legal at last! Enjoy this gallery of other ones nearby: https://cambridge.cyclestreets.net/photomap/tags/twowaycycling2018/ OSM updated: https://www.op ... [more]

Potholes down the middle of Sidgwick Avenue

Whilst cycling this way today, we had the same pavement parking as this example (from last December). Forcing people walking into the road with 2 clear nearby legal spaces. https://t.co/ZecxP4G80M

Just to note the issues before we had bollards at the Perne - Radegund - Birdwood Road roundabout. Cyclepath, what cyclepath? Nah, it's for car parking. https://t.co/56aUGHH1xh

First time through this way for a little while. As usual, an illegally stopped vehicle, with a nearby legal space. Looks like they've been here awhile and are not leaving soon. I know you've worked hard on this @IanGManning, what more can w ... [more]

Ofo bike tucked away in a front garden. No doubt someone will be along to collect it before too long.

No comment.

Cambridge is falling apart.

Cambridge is falling apart.

Footway Ahead Closed - what about the cyclists forced out of the contraflow lane into oncoming traffic?

Final bollard arrangement where the new ramp on the left connects with the Carter Bridge ramp.

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