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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.

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

If you're voting today https://t.co/NxvB0oNNgS provides a link to cycling routes from your postcode to the polling station. #bikesatpollingstations #vote #locationelections2018 #VoteBike https://t.co/AVG2Kbqcp8

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

New contraflow signage on Norwich Street, Cambridge

New contraflow markings on Norwich Street, Cambridge

The contraflow cycle lane flooded as soon as it opened, and it's still flooding.

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.

Bikes 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.

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