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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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Cycle parking (half covered, half not...) to the north of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Covered cycle parking to the north of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Cycleway to the north of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Cycleway to the north of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Driver of DX67 KTG @OpenreachHelp lorry speeds, close passes, and tailgates vulnerable road users on #CherryHinton High St, #Cambridge https://t.co/kzie0P3jXI

Eddington fantasy

These two racks are new additions to the bike parking options on Bridge Street.

Plenty of cycle parking at the new Newmarket Road ALDI

Area Joint Committee Councillors, 2003. From Camcycle Newsletter 49: https://www.camcycle.org.uk/newsletters/49/article22.html "A repeated, but unfair, criticism of the people who make the decisions is that they don't cycle. In fact, ... [more]

Pig Lane runs between the allotments.

Cycle parking at the Earl of Beaconsfield pub

Covered cycle parking at Edmundson Electrical, Cambridge

Cycle parking at St Barnabas Press

Cycle parking at Plurabelle Books

The marking here has been changed from left turn and straight on to left turn only making this horrible roundabout even more of a racetrack.

Newish cycle parking at the Drum Building (Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge University)

Secure cycle parking only at the Brighton Building (the new store for the Department of Earth Sciences of Cambridge University)

Cycle access to the new NIAB offices - closed because of the Covid-19 lockdown? But the car access is open....

Cycle sheds at the new NIAB offices

Cycleway into the next phase of Darwin Green

Cycleway into the next phase of Darwin Green

Cycle lanes into the next phase of Darwin Green

I don't think there's any interest in stopping drivers from parking in the cycle lane at Darwin Green.

Field-edge track between Huntingdon Road and Eddington

Poor footpath ahead, semi-paved commuting route to the right

Good practice during the Covid-19 lockdown - a path has been opened up west of Skaters' Meadow to bypass the very narrow and busy cycle path.

Not far from Ludwig Wittgenstein's grave is that of Arthur Stanley Eddington, who devised the Eddington numbers - the number of protons in the observable universe, and the maximum number E such that a cyclist has cycled E miles on E days.

New secure cycle parking at the rear of the British Antarctic Survey

Informally parked cycles in Richmond Terrace. It’s about time that official space is found here to provide secure and welcoming place for them.

Driver of SK67 UJZ speeds in wrong lane over Mill Rd bridge. Close passing 2 riders and driving at another. #Cambridge @camcycle @roxyfromoz @dave4labour @sargemike @anna4labour https://t.co/x3zfEolOAu

Driver of 629 FLO completely fails to drive properly and distance properly on Devonshire Road. When pointed out, they haven't got a clue what they've done wrong. https://t.co/qaG8YWlr5n

You had thought that people would work out to give space in this difficult time. Not here though. Here's @jrhoardingltd illegally blocking the cycle access across Newmarket Rd. Driving into this site through here has been expressly forbidd ... [more]

Relaxation of camera enforcement during lockdown.

PRIVATE PROPERTY NOT NO CYCLING symbol NO BICYCLES PLEASE LOCKS WILL BE CUT WITHOUT WARNING ALL ATTACHED ITEMS WILL BE REMOVED There are clearly lots of cyclists who live near or in this private development, but there’s apparentl ... [more]

Chisholm Trail bridge construction during lockdown, there were a few workers here today.

Is this a barrier to social distancing as well as a bit of fencing that should probably have been removed long ago?

Nightingale Park entrance

Artwork made from cycle frames.

Collapsing utility repairs in Cambridge

St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge

Racks by the Co-op.

Racks near the sports area in Nightingale Park.

Midsummer Common Community Orchard - stepped exit only at this end.

Entry to Midsummer Common Community Orchard - stepped exit only at the far end.

Entry to Midsummer Common Community Orchard - stepped exit only at the far end.

Overflow cycle parking outside St Matthew's Primary School, Cambridge

Cycle parking at St Matthew's Primary School, Cambridge

Just a brief interruption in fact, where the temporary traffic lights are placed. There are a lot of road works under way during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Clear line of desire to the left for cycling from Grantchester to Trumpington

Cycle route out of Trumpington Meadows

Cycle parking and shared-use path in Trumpington Meadows

Cycle parking, recycling and shared-use path in Trumpington Meadows

Closure to motor vehicles in Trumpington Meadows

Route at the rear of Waitrose, Trumpington - there are barriers at the far end, but people are just going around them.

I had no idea there was a route around the back of Waitrose (the sign asks people queueing 2 metres apart during the Covid-19 lockdown to keep the right of way clear) - the barriers are pointless as people are clearly taking bikes, trolleys ... [more]

At last - signage at this major junction on the Busway (no idea why there's a bike there).

Dropped kerb needed for this new path to the cycle parking by the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre

Addenbrooke's Hospital Bike Hub

Cycle contraflow, Addenbrooke's Hospital, now signed.

Segregated cycling and walking routes at the rear of the staff multi-storey car park, Addenbrooke's Hospital

New path from the cycle parking at the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre

New path to the cycle parking at the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre

Covered cycle parking at the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre

Covered cycle parking alongside the staff multi-storey car park, Addenbooke'sHospital

Permissive path

Permissive path

Permissive path only

Devonshire Road speed cushions

Aldi

Attractive cycle shed at a college house

Decent cycle parking at the Storey's Way Centre

Conventional footways by the look of it at this new access to the West Cambridge site - no cycle provision.

Gas works on Newnham Road during the Covid-19 lockdown - virtually no motor traffic to be held up.

The cycleway from Cranmer Road to Gough Way has been fitted with stud lights

Track to the Cocks and Hens Tennis Club, Newnham

Link past the Cocks and Hens Tennis Club, Newnham

Looks like some well located cycle parking outside this new ALDI on Newmarket Road, Cambridge.

Link from the Coton Path to the West Cambridge site

Recent resurfacing on the Coton Path

Junction of track and the Coton Path

Track south from the Coton Path

Track to the Coton path

Track north of CU rugby ground - a possible guided bus route (or a cycle route?)

Track north of CU rugby ground - a possible guided bus route (or a cycle route?)

Track north of CU rugby ground - a possible guided bus route (or a cycle route?)

Track north of CU rugby ground - a possible guided bus route (or a cycle route?)

Start of track north of CU rugby ground - a possible guided bus route (or a cycle route?)

I was pleasantly surprised to see cycle route signage on this fairly minor route. It's also visible in the background at #98207 so it's been there a couple of years.

Lots of roadworks going on during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Lane to the allotments to the left, cycle link to the Snakey Path to the right

Link from the Snakey Path

Link from the Snakey Path - dropped kerb needed

Start of the Snakey Path to Cherry Hinton

Cut-through and new cycle parking at the start of the Snakey Path

Gas works on Newnham Road - the Covid-19 lockdown makes this a pretty stressfree time to block the road.

Potholes on Mill Lane - the Covid-19 lockdown might be a good time to fix a few holes?

Pothole on Histon Rd - the Covid-19 lockdown might be a good time to fix a few holes?

Great Kneighton

Trumpington

Pembroke Street measurements Left to right Lui’s Barbershop 1.8m Footway 1.7m Road to contra flow cycleway 4.1m Contra flow cycleway 1.6m Footway 1.3m

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