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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.

Cherry Hinton High Street

There are still lots of hoardings up along and across the shared-use paths around the Eddington site

There's a lot of cycle parking near the University of Cambridge Primary School (Eddington), and a big covered area too.

Cambridge to Eddington cycleway known as Ridgeway.

Cambridge / Eddington cycleway known as Ridgeway.

Racks at a supermarket

Madingley Road park n ride site has very well used cycle parking

Less bike than #94248 a few days later.

Cycle path on Fen Road in Cambridge this afternoon. https://t.co/4LWmrR0GME

A new iteration of Cambridge's Station Square, presumably trying to make it work properly.

A new iteration of Cambridge's Station Square, presumably trying to make it work properly.

Rather than fix this pothole Cambridgeshire Council just painted a double yellow line through it.

Ridgeway

I think the bus stop here is designed to hold up traffic by being only one lane wide, in an attempt to prevent this new development from becoming a 'rat-run'.

Wheelbender racks outside The Portland Arms. Not a happy sight.

Wonder if this damage is caused by lorries driving over it? It wasn't that long ago this kerb got repaired. See #86449

Kenzies coach driver parks up illegally in Hills Road cyclelane whilst getting coffee. An increasingly popular stopping place. @LibralLady https://t.co/crxyXmwxRo

Hills Road cycleway northbound. The footway which was previously shared-use is now marked with a pedestrian symbol.

The long missing bit of the Hills Road northbound cycleway has finally been filled.

New bus stop bypass on Hills Road Cambridge, complete with step free crossing.

Great to see quality cycle parking replacing a few car storage spaces at Cambridge Assessment.

The wheel still attached to the lamppost, the bike frame upturned on the handlebars and rear wheel missing. I'd guess that this is a classic case of theft of bike parts. A few days later: #94340.

Milton Road Primary School cycle parking - not enough

Milton Road Primary School entrance

Low-quality, indirect cycle path, taking away pedestrian space

Pavement turned into low-quality cycle track

Camcycle AGM 2016 - Brian Deegan speaking

Camcycle AGM 2016 - new cards being sold

Camcycle AGM 2016

Extremely poor and unsafe environment for cycling - yet plenty of road space available

Temporary closure of a lane - yet people seem to be coping. Shows that lane reduction, to create more space to make cycling and walking safer, is possible. See also #94172.

Temporary closure of a lane - yet people seem to be coping. Shows that lane reduction, to create more space to make cycling and walking safer, is possible. See also #94173.

This traffic calming, which was not consulted on, is hazardous for cyclists as it causes a squeeze, despite the addition of painted cycle lanes

Merge back into the road - properly done

Useful cut-through from Madingley Road

Recently-improved route, but still shared-use

Lack of priority at sideroads on this scheme

Recently-improved route, but still shared-use

Lack of priority at sideroads on this scheme

Mill Road collision remedial scheme, August 2009 (Editor's note: subsequently not carried out)

Talk given by Ofo UK to Camcycle's monthly meeting

Temporary cycle parking used for an event

New cycle parking being installed

It's crying out for a permanent sign.

A Cycle Point sign (on what would the fascia board, for example) would still be a good idea here. A permanent one. (Plus sign posts.)

Martin with Councillor Robertson observing problems with the new station area layout

Careless cycle parking causing blockages for walkers

Careless cycle parking causing blockages for walkers

Sign discouraging informal cycle parking (which is a sign of failure to provide it properly)

Launch ride for Tour de France in Cambridge

Michael being interviewed at launch event for Tour de France in Cambridge

Launch event for Tour de France in Cambridge

Jim being interviewed at launch event for Tour de France in Cambridge

Launch event for Tour de France in Cambridge

Pathetic attempt at this new development to create a hybrid cycle lane, but cars parking in it, unsurprisingly as cyclists don't use the flawed facility as there is a lack of priority at sideroads

Rubbish shared-use crossing at new development

Pathetic attempt at this new development to create a hybrid cycle lane, but cars parking in it, unsurprisingly as cyclists don't use the flawed facility as there is a lack of priority at sideroads

Atrocious pig-pen style pedestrian/cycle crossing arrangement

Poor junction created at a new development

Failure to provide proper cycle parking at this new development

Pathetic attempt at this new development to create a hybrid cycle lane - loses priority at the sideroad

Pathetic attempt at this new development to create a hybrid cycle lane, but cars parking in it, unsurprisingly as cyclists don't use the flawed facility as there is a lack of priority at sideroads

Pathetic attempt at this new development to create a hybrid cycle lane - loses priority at the sideroad

Pathetic attempt at this new development to create a hybrid cycle lane - loses priority at the sideroad

Pathetic attempt at this new development to create a hybrid cycle lane - loses priority at the sideroad

London to Cambridge ride - end

London to Cambridge ride - end

New shared-use at Cambridge North station

Bicycle users trying out new cycleway offering best-practice on route to Cambridge North station

New, wide path to Cambridge North station

Cut-through needed here to access Cowley Road

New, wide path to Cambridge North station with gated access to business park

New, wide path to Cambridge North station

New, wide path to Cambridge North station

New, wide path to Cambridge North station

New cycle route to Cambridge North station

New turning area at Cambridge North station

New cycle route to Cambridge North station

New signage to Cambridge North station, being utilitised by a local bicycle user

Car parked in new cycle lane

New cycle lane

Cycle parking

Cycle parking - close-up

Cycle parking

Lost oppportunity to increase the width of this route, which is too narrow

Lost oppportunity to increase the width of this route, which is too narrow

Useful route created thanks to Cambridge Cycling Campaign

No cycle parking provided for this outlet

Ludicrous bit of cycleway - complete failure of the planning syste

Northstowe Phase 2 being considered

Ben Hayward's bike shop

A sign of poor pedestrian environment - assisted wheelchair user having to use the road

A sign of poor pedestrian environment - assisted wheelchair user having to use the road

CUSU selling bike lights cheaply

This is why concrete blocks should never be used - they cause wheels to bend, and the frame cannot be locked to

This is why concrete blocks should never be used - they cause wheels to bend, and the frame cannot be locked to

The ice rink is supposed to be further away from the path

Ludicrous sign - pedestrians have no need to 'turn back'

Cambridge City Deal Shadow Board meeting

Van parked in contraflow cycleway

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