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Tell us your views on proposals for new cycle parking in Cambridge

Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

We are proposing over 200 additional cycle parking places in 18 locations throughout the city centre to help meet demand. We require feedback on the proposals and suggestions for new locations to add cycle parking.

Cambridge is the UK’s leading cycling city and there is a growing need for cycling parking within the city centre. At busy times, cycle parking is limited and many of the existing cycle racks are full.

The majority of the cycle racks proposed are located on single or double yellow lines on the road. There are also a small number of racks proposed on existing pay and display parking spaces and one on Regent Street on the footpath.

Photo of cycle parking in Cambridge

Cycle parking in Cambridge

Some of the cycling parking proposed provides new cycle racks in locations where there are none nearby, whilst others are extensions to existing cycle racks. The two locations on Regent Terrace are proposed as spaces for dockless hire bikes such as Mobike and Ofo.

Our online engagement website, Consult Cambs, includes an interactive map of the proposals where users can drop pins on the map regarding the existing proposals and also make suggestion of new locations for cycle parking in the city.

 Consult Cambs also includes detailed plans for every proposed cycle rack in the document section. Following this engagement, we will review feedback on the locations and make any amendments. A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) will be published in late 2018/early 2019 for the cycle parking proposed on the carriageway. This will provide a further opportunity for comment.

 32% of Cambridge residents’ work journeys are already made by bicycle and cyclists make up a nearly a third of all Cambridge traffic. We plan to develop a better and greener transport network - public transport, cycling and walking - for Greater Cambridge that keeps people, business and ideas connected, as the area continues to grow.

The new cycle parking proposals are part of our City Access project to support the development of a world class transport system that makes it easy to get into, out of and around Cambridge in ways that enhance the environment and retain the beauty of the city.

Please tell us your views on the proposed cycle racks by adding your feedback to Consult Cambs by Friday 23 November.