Camcycle (Cambridge Cycling Campaign)

Zero Carbon Streets Cambridgeshire

Our county must play its part in tackling the climate crisis. Without change, we have just 5 years of carbon budget left. Zero Carbon Streets is already unlocking the power of communities to create safe streets, liveable places and a sustainable future for all. Help nurture this vital work today.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2022 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1138098)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£22,500

Amount raised

£20,382

Donations

79

Championed by The Big Give Trust

    Categories

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

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Transport makes up 44% of Cambridgeshire’s carbon footprint, so rapid change is needed if our county is to help the UK reach net zero by 2050. Increasing levels of active travel could have a significant impact. If 10% of the population were to replace one car trip each day with a journey by cycle, overall transport emissions would decrease by about 10%. However, safety is the top barrier to more cycling – by improving our streets we can enable more people to make sustainable choices.

Solution

Our Zero Carbon Streets campaign has already inspired people across Cambridgeshire and supported community groups to install secure cycle parking in local villages, campaign for better walking and cycling infrastructure, and help residents speak up for active travel in local transport meetings and consultations. However, there is so much more to do. We want to empower and unite as many groups across the county as we can to work together for safer, greener streets.

  • 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 are already benefiting from Camcycle's years of campaigning experience and seemingly relentless energy and enthusiasm for getting more people cycling and for safer streets. Let's get more people on bikes in St Ives!

    — Helen Dye, St Ives Eco Action

  • We used Camcycle’s expertise extensively when discussing plans for a low-traffic neighbourhood in Milton and, with their support, successfully bid for a £15,000 grant to improve cycle parking in the village and surrounding areas. The charity brings a huge benefit to cyclists in Cambridgeshire.

    — Gabriel Bienzobas Mauraza, Milton Cycling Campaign