Camcycle (Cambridge Cycling Campaign)

Zero Carbon Streets 2022

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.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1138098)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£20,185

Donations

82

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • OtherOther

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Transport is the largest source of carbon emissions in Cambridgeshire (44%). 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 the county need more support to develop and campaign for the improvements they need to make more active travel possible.

Solution

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 community groups to develop successful campaigns, but demand for this work is growing. Through Zero Carbon Streets, our Infrastructure Campaigner will provide the support local people deserve and empower as many communities as possible to work for change.

  • 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.

    — John Powell, Ely Cycling Campaign

  • 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.

    — Gabriel Bienzobas Mauraza, Milton Cycling Campaign