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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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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]

Senate House Location: , Cambridge (England, United Kingdom) Senate House

Trinity Street Location: , Cambridge (England, United Kingdom) Trinity Street

Parker's Piece Location: , Cambridge (England, United Kingdom) Parker's Piece

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.

Covered cycle parking on a new development in Cambridge.

Chisholm Trail preparation.

Chisholm Trail preparation.

Covered cycle parking at Cambridge Dialysis Centre.

Canvassing by local councillors on the day that contraflow cycling signage has gone up. https://twitter.com/simon_nuttall/status/986662533217079297

Preliminary ground work for the Chisholm trail.

Preliminary ground work for the Chisholm trail.

I found this gate ajar and went to get a view of the Chisholm Trail construction.

Preliminary ground work for the Chisholm trail.

Off road cycleway in the business park.

Covered racks by entrance to cycleway on a business park.

Small sign showing cycle route to Cambridge North station. The sign is a bit small for where it is located on the far side of the junction.

Chisholm Trail ground work has started.

Sedgwick Street contra-flow cycling marking. Enjoy this gallery of other ones nearby: https://cambridge.cyclestreets.net/photomap/tags/twowaycycling2018/

Thoday Street contra flow cycling marking.

Sign showing contra-flow cycling at last!

Except cycles at last!

3/3. New contra flow cycling marking.

2/3. Filling in the contra flow cycling marking.

1/3. About to fill in the contra flow cycling marking.

Road marking to show that two way cycling is now permitted in Catharine Street.

Except cycles at last!

Unfinished markings on Thoday Street.

Except cycles at last!

Just seen this sign on leaving our house that two way cycling in Thoday Street is legal at last! Enjoy this gallery of other ones nearby: https://cambridge.cyclestreets.net/photomap/tags/twowaycycling2018/ OSM updated: https://www.op ... [more]

Potholes down the middle of Sidgwick Avenue

Whilst cycling this way today, we had the same pavement parking as this example (from last December). Forcing people walking into the road with 2 clear nearby legal spaces. https://t.co/ZecxP4G80M

Just to note the issues before we had bollards at the Perne - Radegund - Birdwood Road roundabout. Cyclepath, what cyclepath? Nah, it's for car parking. https://t.co/56aUGHH1xh

First time through this way for a little while. As usual, an illegally stopped vehicle, with a nearby legal space. Looks like they've been here awhile and are not leaving soon. I know you've worked hard on this @IanGManning, what more can w ... [more]

Ofo bike tucked away in a front garden. No doubt someone will be along to collect it before too long.

No comment.

Cambridge is falling apart.

Cambridge is falling apart.

Footway Ahead Closed - what about the cyclists forced out of the contraflow lane into oncoming traffic?

Final bollard arrangement where the new ramp on the left connects with the Carter Bridge ramp.

Final bollard arrangement where the new ramp on the right connects with the Carter Bridge ramp.

Cambridge is falling apart - outside the University Centre

Station Road is falling apart (again)

Station Road is falling apart (again)

Hills Road is falling apart (and what lane does that taxi driver think he's in anyway?)

Parkers Piece Location: , Cambridge (England, United Kingdom) A very soggy commute

Stud lights have been fitted on Driftway, to link with those on the fens

Stud lights have been fitted on Driftway, to link with those on the fens

The road in front of the Grad Pad. Undoubtedly in need of improvement. It also gives an idea (I hope) how much space there might be once this site is redeveloped.

The priority at the moment is for vehicles coming from either Silver Street or Trumpington Street (to the right) to access the Grand Arcade car park. With the proposed redevelopment of the Old Press/ Mill Lane site, there's an opportunity t ... [more]

You can, no doubt, spot the other reason this sign has been used incorrectly.

Checking the Roadworks website, the whole of Bridge Street will be closed to repair the road surface. (Hooray!) Edit to add: The repair didn’t happen. Odd.

Parking like this makes Puffles want to bring back the old tow-away scheme

Cycle parking reinstatement: was poor and still is…

River gate Looking through to the Coe fen path Newnham

Sheep's Green bridge Very narrow and busy but useful traffic free river crossing Cambridge

Load em up Bakfeits Cambridge Market

Blades and buggies Riverside shared path Jesus Green

Something fishy Cycle parking opposite the Old Cavendish Lab, Old School Lane

Access to Trumpington Meadows Country Park - start of new (unsigned) route to Hauxton.

End of new route in Trumpington Meadows Country Park

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