Cambridgeshire communities must work together for a green recovery from Covid-19 and to play our part in reducing carbon emissions. Zero Carbon Streets, led by a new infrastructure campaigner, will help local people turn ideas for active travel improvements into changes that will make a difference.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2021 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2021
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Transport is the largest source of UK carbon dioxide emissions (34%). It is clear that we need a significant and urgent modal shift from polluting cars to active and sustainable forms of transport to reduce carbon emissions, air pollution and road danger. Safe and attractive infrastructure is essential to get more people walking and cycling. Local communities across Cambridgeshire need more support to develop and campaign for the improvements they need to make more active travel possible.
Better infrastructure is proven to increase rates of active travel. Local people have ideas for cycling and walking improvements, but often lack the technical and policy knowledge to develop proposals. Camcycle has helped many communities develop campaigns and supported them to successful outcomes. However, demand for this work is growing. We need a dedicated Infrastructure Campaigner to provide the support local people deserve and empower as many communities as possible to work for change.
Over the last year, Camcycle has helped Ely Cycling Campaign with brilliant technical advice and support for our campaigns for better cycling facilities. We would not have secured the signalled crossing of the A142 near Lancaster Way Roundabout without their help.
We used Camcycle’s expertise extensively when discussing plans for a low-traffic neighbourhood in our village and would welcome a staff member dedicated to technical support on cycle infrastructure design. This would bring a huge benefit to cyclists in Cambridgeshire as a whole.
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