The site has now moved to a more permanent url elycycle.org.uk.
There is also a new email address email@example.com and a Facebook page.
East Camb District Council have half a million pounds available for “traffic and access improvements to Ely City Centre and the Lisle Lane” including “cycle facilities”.
Obviously getting people out of their cars and onto their bikes is a great way to ease traffic congestion and we think that they should spend a sizeable chunk of that half a million on cycle facilities.
At the Ely Cycle Forum last night the representative from Greater Anglia (the rail company) said their approach to cycle rail integration was to improve and expand cycle parking at the station. Not to encourage people to take their bikes on the train.
Just got back from this meeting. Around 15 to 20 people turned up which is quite encouraging.
There were presentations from the County Council, Greater Anglia and Travel for Work which were interesting if perhaps a little Cambridge commuter-centric.
During the discussion after the presentations things opened and there were a wide range of topics covered concerning cycling and traffic in and around Ely.
All in all a very positive meeting which hopefully is a good sign for things to come.
Tuesday 21st February
Calling all Ely area people!
The County Council is holding a get-together for Ely cyclists on Tuesday 21st February, 7.15pm at the Cutter Inn, just turn up.
Agenda includes -matters aroundthe station, highway issues, development around Ely, Ely bypass, Ely cycle map, events, “input to the political system”, and anything else you want to raise.
No need to reply, just turn up. But if you’d like to be added to the Cycling Officer’s Ely mailing list for future events, drop Patrick Joyce a line at Patrick.Joyce@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.