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Welcome to Cambridge

Without doubt, Cambridge is Britain's cycling capital. A compact city centre, a university which forbids its students to own cars, and flat, forgiving terrain all combine to make a city where the bike truly is king.

The pedestrianised city centre is open to bikes all day (despite a wobble in the 1990s), and bikes can make their way freely through the many green spaces. And it’s becoming still more bike-friendly: recent years have seen new cycle bridges installed, vast cycle parking schemes underway, and an outstanding cycleway to the countryside.

Six more streets to get contraflows

Thursday 18 September

Cambridgeshire County Council is planning to add ‘cycle contraflows’ to six more city streets, enabling cyclists to ride both ways up otherwise one-way streets. The Cambridge News reports that Panton…

Cambridge Uni follows London in banning dangerous lorries

Tuesday 9 September

Cambridge University is taking a stand by requiring HGVs to be fitted with bike safety features – the first organisation outside London to do so. The University is planning extensive development…

Cambridge bike lanes finally approved

Wednesday 9 July

The long-awaited segregated bike lanes for Hills Road and Huntingdon Road in Cambridge have finally got the go-ahead after a last-minute wobble. Concerns over bus stop safety had seen the…

Plans revealed for new Cambridge bike bridge

Monday 30 June

A new cycle bridge over the River Cam could save cyclists a mile-long detour – and form part of a new north-south route. Cambridgeshire County Council is proposing a £4m…

Station bike parking gets better sooner

Tuesday 3 June

Cambridge railway station will benefit from 550 extra spaces this summer, ahead of the construction of a 3,000-space bike park. The new multi-storey park will open in December 2015, but…

Cambridge bike lanes on hold

Wednesday 28 May

Plans to build cycle lanes along Huntingdon Road and Hills Road in Cambridge have encountered an unexpected last-minute delay. Councillors have demanded changes to the Government-funded scheme, which would create…

New A14 will include cycle path

Thursday 22 May

Most village cyclists have to struggle with fast rural traffic and a lack of cycle lanes – but not the inhabitants of Swavesey, Cambridgeshire. Not content with already having a…

Cambridgeshire campaigners take aim at A10

Tuesday 20 May

An active campaign is lobbying for better cycling provision on the busy A10 from Royston to Cambridge. The road has a shared-use cycleway in places, but local campaigners say it…

Dutch-style lanes get thumbs-up in Cambridge

Monday 19 May

Cambridge is set to be the next city to get Dutch-style segregated cycle lanes, now that a public consultation has shown widespread support for the scheme. Over 70% of people responding to…

Cycling flasher sought in Cambridge

Tuesday 13 May

Police in Cambridge are on the alert for a “bike-riding pervert sporting a tan”, according to the Cambridge News. The flasher has been sighted seven times in Arbury, Abbey…