Tag Archives: Cycling

Police Claim People Accept Bike Theft in Cambridge

On the 5th of September 2013 I observed Cambridge’s West Central Area Committee where councillors have the opportunity to hold the police to account for their performance and get to democratically set the local police priorities. During the policing agenda item the following exchange occurred: Cllr John Hipkin (Castle, Independent): There’s this kind of culture [...]

New Cycleway Outside Botanic Gardens on Trumpington Road

A new, two way cycleway, between Brooklands Avenue and Bateman Street along the boundary of the Botanic Gardens was included in Cambridgeshire County Council’s application to central government for a “Cycle City Ambition Grant”. The grant application was successful, and £4.1m has been announced to “shift cycling up a gear” in the Greater Cambridge area. [...]

Dutch Style Cycleways for Huntingdon Road

Cllr John Hipkin’s latest email newsletter (which he doesn’t publish on the web) carried an article headlined ” Dutch style cycleways on the Huntingdon Road?”. The message, sent on the 30th of August 2013 stated: Please keep a lookout for consultation documents hitting your doormat in the next few weeks and do go to the [...]

Cycling Police to Patrol Cambridge

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Sloan of Cambridgeshire Police told a meeting of Cambridge’s Community Safety Partnership on the 23rd of July 2013 that Cambridge is about to see many more police officers patrolling on bikes. DCI Sloan said that the officers will largely be new officers, who don’t know the city, and getting out on [...]

Cambridge Cycling Campaign Question Commissioner Bright on Cyclist Crackdown

On the 10th of January 2013 Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner took public questions for the first time since his election in November 2012 during an appearance at Cambridge’s West/Central Area Committee. The Cambridge Cycling Campaign submitted a question: The Committee of Cambridge Cycling Campaign wishes to raise the issue of enforcement of dangerous driving [...]