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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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Start of the Reach Ride 2015, with the mayor using an adapted cycle

Start of the Reach Ride 2015

Start of the Reach Ride 2015, with the mayor using an adapted cycle

Start of the Reach Ride 2015

New development

New development

New development

New development

Link from new estate to the guided busway cycleway

Entrance to the guided busway cycleway is a little awkward

New cycle parking

New route through

New route through

Speeding vehicles here ruin this route to the station

Widened path is a great improvement and will result in the grass not being turned into mud as before

Widened path is a great improvement and will result in the grass not being turned into mud as before

New entranceway to estate breaks continuity of the cycleway

New entranceway to estate breaks continuity of the cycleway

Wheelchair resting points on the Jane Coston Bridge

Potential landing point for Chisholm Trail bridge

Towpath

Annoying new gate created

Cycle parking has been removed

Cars driven onto the pavement illegally

Cars driven onto the pavement illegally

Cycle parking

Christ's Lane - space here for cycle parking

Cycles parked informally - not enough cycle parking in the area

New cycle parking

Christ's Lane - space here for cycle parking

Potential location here at Post Office Terrace for the third city-centre cycle park

Potential location here at Post Office Terrace for the third city-centre cycle park

Potential location here at Post Office Terrace for the third city-centre cycle park

Potential location here at Post Office Terrace for the third city-centre cycle park

Potential location here at Post Office Terrace for the third city-centre cycle park

Potential location here at Post Office Terrace for the third city-centre cycle park

Potential location here at Post Office Terrace for the third city-centre cycle park

Potential location here at Post Office Terrace for the third city-centre cycle park

Potential location here at Post Office Terrace for the third city-centre cycle park

Potential location through here at Post Office Terrace for the third city-centre cycle park

Potential location through here at Post Office Terrace for the third city-centre cycle park

Potential location through here at Post Office Terrace for the third city-centre cycle park

Not enough cycle parking

Free cycle lights being given out

Not enough cycle parking, yet plenty of space to install it, if the University could be bothered

Not enough cycle parking

Terrible quality cycle parking - insecure concrete slots

Terrible quality cycle parking - insecure wheel-benders

Terrible quality cycle parking - insecure and overloaded

Poor quality double stacker racks not lasting

Cambridge station cycle park under construction

New Hills Road cycleway under construction

New Hills Road cycleway under construction

New Hills Road cycleway under construction

New Hills Road cycleway, with bus stop bypass, under construction

New Hills Road cycleway under construction

New Hills Road cycleway under construction

New Hills Road cycleway under construction

New Hills Road cycleway under construction

ASDA van illegally and thoughtlessly driven onto the pavement and in the cycle lane

Hostile roundobout

Cambridge station cycle park under construction

Kingston Street is plagued in evenings by pavement parking

On-street cycle parking heavily used - more needed

Temporary rerouting of path being done

Temporary rerouting of path being done

Cambridge station cycle park under construction

Pavement parking barely leaving any space for pedestrians, and certainly not for wheelchair users

Cycle parking needed here

I was surprised to see fewer parked cars than usual on the right in Charles Street. It made riding through here more pleasant.

New bus stop bypass on Hills Road.

New bus stop bypass on Hills Road. This is a photo of it in an unfinished state - a few days later the raised table was filled in to make it step free across see #94250.

Initial consultation method for a new bus shelter.

New route avoiding Station Square - if only there were dropped kerbs.

Quite a big queue waits for a break in the downpour on the cycle bridge over the railway at Cambridge.

I don't know what's happening beneath the south end of Grange Road, but the surface is collapsing in several places.

I don't know what's happening beneath the south end of Grange Road, but the surface is collapsing in several places.

I don't know what's happening beneath the south end of Grange Road, but the surface is collapsing in several places.

One hopes the Robinson College cycle park will reopen before the start of term!

Link from the Coton Path to West Cambridge, now clearly marked - see #52340

Let academic brainstorming by West Cambridge Lake not be disturbed by cyclists.

Cycle parking by West Cambridge Lake and link to the Coton Path

Ramp for wheelchairs rather than cycles.

Covered cycle parking nowhere near any buildings. On a Sunday there were 4 bikes here.

Pedestrian-oriented plaza at High Cross

The Madingley Road access to Eddington has been designed for high volumes of fastish motor traffic, but to be fair, the road then narrows and curves, with a central reservation, to reduce speeds.

Cycle symbol in the left lane but no ASL so cyclists going ahead or right are in conflict with left-turning vehicles.

Segregated shared use sign - I suppose the trees and poles form the segregation, but it's not clear. I suppose this is not a public highway and the University can do what it wants.

Covered cycle parking and newly added tools at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, West Cambridge

A plethora of signs in Eddington - whenever pedestrians might cross the cycletrack the signage changes from 'segregated shared use' to 'unsegregated shared use' and then back again. There must be a simpler way - very few people will know or ... [more]

Cycle crossing, Eddington

Cycle stands and underground recycling bins, Eddington

Quite a bit of cycle parking near Market Square, Eddington (also across the road in the distance).

Market Square, Eddington - cycling seems to be permitted here

Market Square, Eddington - cycling seems to be permitted here.

Road closure (7am-7pm) with rising bollards, not yet in use (will they ever work?), at the new Eddington Sainsbury.

There's quite a bit of cycle parking at the new Eddington Sainsbury - unfortunately the entrance is around the corner to the right, and not as shown on the sign to the left of the photo.

New route avoiding Station Square - if only there were dropped kerbs.

I hope that someday this junction will be made safer, for her and everyone else.

'Bus / cycle lane'

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