Transport makes up 44% of Cambridgeshire’s carbon footprint and enabling more people to walk and cycle is part of the solution. Our Zero Carbon Streets project has begun to unlock the power of communities from central Cambridge to the rural Fenlands, but there is much more to do.

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    Situation

    A lack of safe infrastructure is a barrier to sustainable travel in Cambridgeshire, and therefore a major hurdle to reducing transport emissions. Research shows that if 10% of the UK population were to replace one car trip each day with a journey by cycle, overall transport emissions would decrease by about 10%. Communities have great ideas for improvements but may lack the technical knowledge and campaigning expertise to bring them to reality.

    Solution

    Camcycle’s Zero Carbon Streets project has ignited community action over the last two years, delivering secure cycle parking, unlocking advocacy for better infrastructure, and growing resident involvement in transport decisions. We want to continue to empower diverse groups across our region to collectively champion greener, safer streets and ensure change is delivered in their communities. This will give more people the choice to walk, wheel and cycle for everyday journeys.

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  • Environment/Conservation Environment/​Conservation
  • Health/Wellbeing Health/​Wellbeing
  • Sports/Recreation Sports/​Recreation
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    • General Public/Humankind General Public/​Humankind