Published: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Six logos created by students to represent the Cambridge Greenways projects have been shortlisted by our judges – it is now up to you to choose your winner!
More than 50 visual communications students from the Cambridge Regional College have created design concepts for the 12 Greenways schemes over the last month.
The students visited Shire Hall on Wednesday to present their designs to a panel of judges including the GCP’s Chair Cllr Francis Burkitt, Joint Assembly member Cllr Noel Kavanagh, Simon Manville Project Manager and Cambridge Independent reporter Mike Scialom.
After much deliberation, the judges have put forward six designs to the public – with the winning logo to be used on signs and branding for the 12 Cambridge Greenways.
Cllr Burkitt said: “It’s been a privilege to be involved in this competition and I would like to thank the students for their hard work. They clearly listened to the brief we provided and have encapsulated the key Greenways themes of transport and nature.
“It was a very difficult selection process due to the volume of great ideas but we feel that the six we have shortlisted would be a great representation of the Greenways.”
The public can vote for their favourite design from Wednesday 20 December on the Cambridge Independent website or using the poll below (hosted by the Cambridge Independent). The vote will close on Sunday 7 January and the result will be announced the following week.
The winning design will appear on all future Cambridge Greenways branding, with the shortlisted students winning prizes courtesy of Travel for Cambridgeshire.
Abner Fraser, Head of the Visual Communications department at Cambridge Regional College, said: “This has been an amazing opportunity for our students to gain invaluable experience working with a big client on an exciting project.
“The students were motivated by the prospect of having their work displayed across Greater Cambridge and I would like to thank the GCP for this fantastic opportunity which has given the students a great platform that will boost their future prospects.”
Roxanne De Beaux from CamCycle added: “We are pleased to see the creative designs produced by the Cambridge Regional College students which reflect the aspirations of this high-quality cycling network to safely connect 12 surrounding villages to Cambridge.”
The 12 Cambridge Greenways will be attractive walking, cycling and equestrian routes segregated from traffic that will connect Cambridge to surrounding villages.
The Greenways aim to increase levels of cycling and walking, reduce congestion and help to improve the health of the Greater Cambridge population.
For more information visit www.greatercambridge.org.uk/greenways