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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.

Sidney Street

Broken racks

Five years after installation some of the wheel grippers on these stands have been vandalized and the only one that is still intact is where the bike is in the up position.

Looks like Mobike has landed in Cambridge. Have they agreed to the code of practice or will there be a mass dump of bikes?

The small lorry doesn't help, but I would dearly love to see this post box moved to a better spot. Even cutting that hedge back may not provide enough room.

'The Metaphysical Cyclist' - actually a tour of Cambridge's public art by former Young British Artist Gavin Tiurk

The usual inconsiderate and illegal parking in the contraflow cycle lane in Mawson Road.

Along the Cam path Midsummer Common

Is that it? One Sheffield stand at these new flats on Devonshire Rd, Cambridge.

Two Sheffield stands at this new Darwin College development, which don't seem to get much use - but at least no-one is parking a car here either.

Sadly predictable - Darwin College built accommodation with no easily accessible cycle parking, so bikes are chained to the fence outside.

A glimpse of double decker cycle parking at Student Castle from the gate.

Poor racks in front of the Portland Arms.

Racks right near the entrance to Student Castle.

Corona Road

Corona Road

Corona Road

Alms houses area

Victoria Road

Green’s Road

Green’s Road

Green’s Road

Green’s Road

Yard off Primrose Street

Yard off Primrose Street

Primrose Street

Primrose Street

Primrose Street

Primrose Street

Primrose Street

Victoria Park

Victoria Park

Victoria Park

Victoria Park

Victoria (car) Park

Victoria Park

Victoria Park

Garden Walk at the point where parking changes from on the right to on the left.

Garden Walk

Garden Walk

Akeman Street

Carlton Way

Metcalfe Road

Metcalfe Road

Metcalfe Road

Metcalfe Road

Metcalfe Road Double-yellow lines are proposed for the right-hand side of the road from here to about that white van.

Courtney Way

Gurney Way

Gurney Way

Ascham Road

Broken bollard

Informal cycle parking.

A decent row of cycle parking at the Nuffield Health gym

Cycle parking at the Royal Mail sorting office - that car couldn't get any closer to the end stand.

New cycle contraflow

New bike shop, Mill Road (personally I'm not sure about the quotation in the window - surely it's not really necessary in Cambridge to point out that cycling is not the problem?)

A gauntlet of bikes at Calverley's Brewery

It's not a bike stand, but it'll do for now.

New bike racks carefully positioned in a spot that cars have used for parking.

Alternating shared-use and segregated cycleway signs - needless legalistic confusion.

Access to residential blocks, Eddington

Sign for short shared-use section on segregated cyclway - needless confusion.

Cycleway and parking, Eddington

Crossing to the Ridgeway, Eddington (and Ofo bike)

Cycleway by Turing Way, Eddington

There's a residents' parking scheme coming, and people are creating off-road car-storage spaces to avoid paying £52 a year.

There's a residents' parking scheme coming, and people are creating off-road car-storage spaces to avoid paying £52 a year.

Thoday Street contraflow cycle lane now marked.

Mill Road junction with Hemingford Road and Coleridge Road.

Clare delighted that at last she can ride both ways in the street where she's been working for the last 30+ years.

A remarkably solid bike for a trip to the university library

Potholes on the Cambridge University Library access road.

At Guildhall with #ReachRide returners.

Christ's Pieces Location: , Cambridge (England, United Kingdom) Cycling signed as not permitted on Christ's Pieces but restrictions are widely disregarded away from the main path, without causing any apparent problems.

Never enough cycle parking at Addenbrooke's.

Milestone three miles to Cambridge

There's a cycle-friendly lifestyle available at Trumpington Meadows.

Poor connection from the Trumpington Meadows housing development to the meadows themselves.

Poor connection from the Trumpington Meadows housing development to the meadows themselves.

A10 campaign ride

The cycleway gives way to a disused gateway.

I reported a pothole here in 2016 (#85820). It's got worse. Much worse.

I reported a pothole here in 2016 (#85820). It's got worse. Much worse.

Belatedly, there's a sign to make clear the new arrangement for cycling towards Addenbrooke's.

The other end of Bermuda Terrace (slightly odd that it's not been photographed before)

B&Q covered cycle parking near to the main entrance.

#ReachRide risk

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Not an ideal place to unload!

Cycle lane blocker - thoughtless

Pavement outside the back of the Regal absolutely covered with parked service vehicles

Hybrid cycle track

Bus-stop bypass

Ofo bikes in Cambridge being used by people of all ages

New contraflow cycling markings on Union Road, Cambridge.

Is this a new sign over-ruling the No Entry marking because the road is now two-way for cycling? Very unclear.

There's no cycle contraflow on most of Coronation St - the new arrow may be to over-rule the No Entry marking to the right on Panton St because the road is now two-way for cycling? Very unclear.

The far western end of Coronation St is now two-way for cycling - improving connections to the new crossing to the fens and Newnham.

New contraflow markings on Norwich Street, Cambridge

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