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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.

Other areas …

Latest photos of the area

See also a full list of photos in this area.

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Grange Road

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Sign of a bikey household!

Adams Road

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Neighbourhood Witch - with a clever cycle basket anti theft device.

At the launch of the Barton Road cycleway.

Adams Road

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Cut-through from Millington Road

Sign: May Ball parking only.

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Cut-through to Millington Road

Sign: "No Cars beyond this Point", and then there's a car there.

Directional signage and road markings for turning to Richmond Road.

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This road is basically used to store motor vehicles.

Barton Road cycleway.

Signage and route markings for making the turn into Oxford Road.

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Maths faculty.

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Path past the centre for mathematical sciences.

This is a narrow path that is heavily used by cyclists.

Although it is a bit narrow I think cycling is tolerated on this path around the maths faculty.

Sculpture near the maths faculty.

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View of the maths faculty from Clarkson Road.

Narrow advisory cycle lane.

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At the Sustrans conference "Driven to Extinction" - hosted at Churchill College.

Sylvester Road

This road is basically used to store motor vehicles.

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Selwyn Road

Photos of your own GPS (in this case mounted on a bike), proving your exact location were de-rigeur in the first decade of the third millennium.

Photos of your own GPS (in this case mounted on a bike), proving your exact location were de-rigeur in the first decade of the third millennium.

Sign on Huntingdon Road suggesting a cycle route into Storey's Way.

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Grantchester Road

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Madingley Road shared use at junction with Wilberforce Road - narrow, and have to give way at the many side roads.

Madingley Road shared use at junction with Wilberforce Road - narrow, and have to give way at the many side roads.

Curious cycle parking around this student house.

Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Madingley Road shared use - narrow, and have to give way at the many side roads.

Cycle parking at the maths faculty.

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