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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.

Crumbling speed cushion, Bateman Street

Collapsing speed cushion, Bateman Street

More flooded potholes on Station Road, Cambridge, not marked up for repair...

Well, at least it's been marked up for repair, but I suppose it can't be done until it's dried out.

Arbury Road turn into Mere Way with the new cycleway visible on the right.

Deliveroo rider takes his opportunity to get past our group of sedate #CamRideHome riders.

Arbury Road cycleways on both sides with 20mph roundals

Arbury Road new cycleway

Arbury Road / St. Albans Road new junction replacing a mini roundabout.

5 car crash on Fen road @CambridgeNewsUK @CambridgeIndy apparently results of three cars racing each other https://t.co/bizGpu7Yls

Road to allotments

Allotments

Romsey Road

Hemingford Road

Hemingford Road

Two way cycling now allowed on Union Road in Cambridge - handy! https://t.co/opxnoLhquP

Box bike on the footway in David Street.

Motor vehicles stored right across the footway in Great Eastern Street.

Bikes on the footway in Great Eastern Street.

Bikes on the footway in Great Eastern Street.

Boxbikes parked in the marked areas on Cavendish Road.

Box bike on the footway.

Development by Robinson College of student dwellings closed for some reason.

Development by Robinson College of student dwellings closed for some reason.

No cycle parking signs, near Cambridge Deaf Centre.

No cycle parking signs, near Cambridge Deaf Centre.

I think this car hire place could do more to look after two wheels while their owners are out renting four.

Racks for the Royal Standard pub.

Racks in front of new block on Mill Road.

Need for Street Cycle Parking.

Two way Coronation Street.

Two way Coronation Street.

Two way in Norwich Street, Newtown

Lots of bikes parked on the footway in Norwich Street.

Three ofo bikes with others outside the pub.

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.

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