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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.

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An abandoned bike left in the road.

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Ramp onto Sheeps' Green bridge. Much better many years later - see #58729.

Chesterton Lane

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Chesterton Lane

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Chesterton Road

For a time this sign (with its taped over header) marked the entrance to the historic central area of Cambridge from Castle Street. But thankfully by 2008 this grim piece of visual pollution has gone. It was replaced by a brass totem pole w ... [more]

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This 51 is the only bit of the route sticker that was allowed on this post, presumably because of aesthetic value? sign

Riders braving the cold and wet and facing Castle Hill.

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