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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.

When the car storage area is empty, Norfolk Street seems much safer

Cycle park under construction

Reorganised car park

Cycle park under construction

Cycle park under construction

Cycle park under construction, aligned with the platform bridge

Not sure why the wheels have been separated!

Talk at Cambridge Cycling Campaign's monthly meeting, August 2015

New cycle route is difficult to spot with an awkward corner

Dangrous bollards - can catch your leg

Milton Road - very poor cycling environment

Milton Road - very poor cycling environment

Milton Road - very poor cycling environment

Milton Road - very poor cycling environment

Milton Road - very poor cycling environment

Milton Road - very poor cycling environment

Car storage scandalously permitted on the pavement

Milton Road - very poor cycling environment

Milton Road - very poor cycling environment

Car storage scandalously permitted on the pavement

Milton Road - bus-stop bypass, 1980s-style, which oddly no-one seems to say anything about

Milton Road - poor quality shared-use has the usual problems of driveways, etc.

Milton Road - poor quality shared-use has the usual problems of loss of priority at sideroads, creating danger and making them slow to use

Milton Road - poor quality shared-use has the usual problems of driveways, etc.

Milton Road - poor quality shared-use has the usual problems of driveways, etc.

Milton Road - poor quality shared-use has the usual problems of driveways, etc.

Milton Road - very poor cycling environment

Milton Road counts being done - see the cables on the road

Milton Road - very poor cycling environment

Milton Road - very poor cycling environment

Huge splay at roundabout, encouraging faster speeds

Huge splay at roundabout, encouraging faster speeds

Milton Road - very poor cycling environment

Milton Road - very poor cycling environment

Milton Road - very poor cycling environment

Milton Road - very poor cycling environment

Car storage scandalously permitted on the pavement

ASL, with lanes reduced from two to one

Not enough cycle parking here

Cycle lane, wide enough to make the dooring zone not too problematic

Cycle lane, wide enough to make the dooring zone not too problematic

A visitor from Leeds trying the cycle parking at the second floor of the cycle park - little used shortly after opening, understandably

Stairs from second floor of the cycle park

Second floor of the cycle park - little used shortly after opening, understandably

Second floor of the cycle park - little used shortly after opening, understandably

Ramp to second floor of the cycle park

Poor cycle parking arrangements at The Marque

New kerb alignment shows width of forthcoming Hills Road cycle track

No overtaking during roadworks - this is the correct sign to use rather than "Cyclists dismount"

Hills Road cycleway under constrution

New kerb alignment shows width of forthcoming Hills Road cycle track

Cycle lanes need repainting - becoming very unclear

New station access road under construction, but far too narrow - should be a cycleway alongside

Very poor road layout here, yet plenty of space for proper cycle tracks, which would make cycling and driving less stressful here

Construction hoardings stealing pedestrian and cycle space

Presentation by Michael from Copehagenize to Cambridge Cycling Campaign's 2015 AGM

Presentation by Michael from Copehagenize to decision-makers

Taxi driven onto the pavement illegally

Cycle parking needed here at the Co-op - plenty of space on the road

Parker's Piece disgustingly being used as a car park, purely as a perk for ice rink staff, not for brief delivery reasons

Van unloading thoughtlessly in the cycle lane

Economy & Environment Committee considering the Abbey/Chesterton Bridge

Cyclists asked to dismount - but driving permitted

Evidence session

Ramp to new cycle park under construction - a first look

Van unloading illegally in the cycle lane

New 'Keep Clear' signs created, but instead the previous hashed box should be reinstated

Station Road resembles a vast taxi rank

Station Road resembles a vast taxi rank

Station Road resembles a vast taxi rank

Temporary cycle park

Isolated section of cycleway - good provision in itself but disconnected

Bus stop bypass

Lost opportunity to widen this rather narrow (but still useful) cut-through

Obstructive and thoughless bike parking

Van unloading illegally in the cycle lane

Outspoken making a delivery

Van unloading illegally in the cycle lane, in a very hazardous location

Van unloading illegally in the cycle lane

Virgin Media should know that putting out cones does not suddenly make it legal to block the pavement and cycle lane

Cycle parking needed here - plenty of road space available

Cycle parking needed here - plenty of road space available

Cycle parking for this new development

Cycle parking for this new development

Cycle parking for this new development, but no dropped kerb to access it

Cyclists don't have airbags

Poor use of space - the car parking should be a cycleway for safety

Cmabridge Station cycle park at night - wheel art visible

Former bollards now replaced with camera enforcement

This area has a lot of ratrunning by cars and taxis

Unnecessarily narrow cycle lane

Poor landscaping

Start of new cycleway - replacing dual poor provision with one proper cycleway

Hills Road before cycleway upgrade

Poor junction for cycling

Shared-use, poor quality as ever

Shared-use path accessing a new development (Bell School) which the developers have not been required to upgrade

Poor junction for cycling

Shared-use path accessing a new development (Bell School) which the developers have not been required to upgrade

Entrance to Bell School development - poor quality, despite significant activity by the cycling campaign to get a proper entrance

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