Cambridge Local Group
Cambridge is a beautiful, historic city with a strong tradition of active travel. Cycling and walking are the dominant modes of travel in its narrow city centre streets and cycling infrastructure continues to be developed within the city and beyond.
In many residential areas of the city, however, the environment for pedestrians remains challenging due to a combination of high traffic levels, narrow pavements and poor maintenance.
For buggy and wheelchair users, young children and infirm or sight-impaired travellers, negotiating street clutter, pavement parking and overgrown hedges has become a real hazard.
Our goal is to transform the walking and wheeling environment so that walking and wheeling really are top of the transport hierarchy.
We know that walking improves health and connects communities. But we need much more work to make it safe and pleasant.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
Living Streets Cambridge group members work to highlight problems faced by pedestrians. We campaign for more investment. We engage with councils to strengthen the pedestrian voice in local transport and infrastructure policy-making.
Everybody needs safe walking and wheeling routes. Cambridge city council ‘active travel’ funding has enabled us to build the Camstreets4people project with interactive walking routes that anyone can use.
We have worked with local residents to map well-used routes to schools, shops and leisure destinations. The maps highlight features that make for pleasant travel. They also flag conflicts and danger spots that need urgent improvement to increase pedestrian safety.
You can help us to map more routes. Join us to help transform the walking and wheeling environment of Cambridge!