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Cambridge is widely renowned as one of the UK’s major cycling cities. The network of cycle paths both in and around the city centre help to keep cyclists safe and reduce congestion on our busy roads.
In recent years the number of people cycling to work has grown enormously and increasing numbers of people are cycling in from the surrounding towns and villages. We would like to expand the current cycle path network to encourage this trend while keeping cyclists and other road users safe.

With this in mind, plans have been developed to provide a cycle link between Bar Hill, Dry Drayton, Madingley and the city centre. The majority of this route lies on land owned by Trinity College who have generously granted permission for this use. We would now like to encourage the remaining land owners to join Trinity in support of this route. We ask you to help us in this venture by signing our petition.

Project background / history
In 2008 the four parishes of BAR HILL, DRY DRAYTON, MADINGLEY and COTON decided to work together to create a new safe cycle path through the four parishes. Several bodies have been approached regarding this plan. All of the groups below have confirmed their support for the project:
Cambridgeshire County council
South Cambridgeshire District Council
Cambridge City Council
Cambridge past present and Future
Cambridge Cycling Campaign
We have been informed that some funding will be available for this cycle path. Once the legal agreements are signed we can approach funders with an assured route.

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A new year and a fresh start for January 2014.

The bhddmadcycle organisation has joined forces with Facebook Cambridge Save Our Cyclists to get our message out to more people.

We are in the process of getting permission from major landowners along our proposed cycle route, for a safe off-the-road cycle path.

This path will start in Bar Hill and follow the current cycle path through to Dry Drayton where it will be taken along side the road all the way through to Madingley. Here there is no option but to ride on the road through the village with a marked path. The path will leave Madingley and follow along Cambridge road behind the American Cemetery a safe distance from the road. There are options along Cambridge road to meet up with the new development NW Cambridge. After leaving Cambridge road the path will continue into Coton, to meet with the current cycle path into Cambridge.

The cycle path is so important to protect the many cyclists who commute into Cambridge and the surrounding areas and also to promote safer greener cycling in the area.

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