Colchester Cycling Campaign

We are Colchester Cycling Campaign and we want to make it easier for people aged 8 to 80 to ride a bike to work, school, the shops or just to meet friends. We press our councils to provide better infrastructure and conditions for everyday cyclists, with funds coming from public expenditure and companies involved in new developments.

Colchester Cycling Campaign is shaping the future for everyday cycling in Colchester. We want to see Dutch or Danish-quality infrastructure that will encourage more people to ride.

CCC are a little unconventional in that we're a "democracy by participation", so if you want a say, get involved by writing letters, talking to councillors or running a stall.

We were founded in 1990 and our successes include helping to establish the Wivenhoe Trail, putting in two major trails as part of the £4.2m Colchester Cycling Town project, and securing hugely improved bike parking at Colchester railway station.

Deadlines: https://colchester.cyclescape.org/overview#deadlines

  • A120 to A133 Link Road and Rapid Transit System

    Created by Steven Moseley // 1 thread

    "Linking the A120 and A133 with a new road will unlock land to provide housing and business space, improving connectivity locally and within the wider region. It will serve a new Park and Choose site and manage traffic congestion going to Colchester Town Centre, the University of Essex and its Knowledge Gateway Technology and Research Park.

    A Rapid Transit System that will prioritise public transport on a key route through Colchester. It will enable housing and business growth, allowing new and existing residents to benefit from frequent, high-quality, reliable transport connecting to the key destinations within the town. These types of system have proved successful in other towns and cities, helping create a shift away from car travel. A recently implemented example of this is the Belfast Rapid Transit Glider.

    The system will service a new Park and Choose site on the proposed new community east of Colchester and help to better connect future growth areas with the rest of the town."

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  • Proposed East Colchester Garden Community

    Created by Steven Moseley // 1 thread

    "Braintree, Colchester and Tendring Councils along with Essex County Council joined together to put forward plans for three new settlements built to Garden City Principles.

    The three sites based west of Braintree, on the Braintree / Colchester border and on the Colchester / Tendring border could deliver up to 43,000 new homes along the North Essex A120 corridor with significant employment opportunities and transformational new infrastructure over the next 50 years."

    In May 2020 the planning inspector found the other two proposed settlements to be unsound, leaving East of Colchester as the only one of the three that could proceed.

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  • Northern Gateway Proposals

    Created by Steven Moseley // 1 thread

    Turnstone Estates is pleased to present updated plans for a state of the art leisure facility at the Northern Gateway, Colchester.  We want the local community to be able to have their say in advance of a revised planning application being made to Colchester Borough Council.  This is to ensure that local input can be fully considered and addressed prior to the submission of the updated application.

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  • Barrier put up in Bourne Ct. shared use path

    Created by Steven Moseley // 1 thread

    This developer [1] has put up this barrier in a shared use path important to local cyclists (c.f. the Campaign's original objections), apparently following complaints that the path was being used as a “cut through” by motor cyclists.

    Clearly, this constitutes a real problem for cyclists and wheelchair users.

    [1] https://www.colchester.gov.uk/planning-app-details/?id=05884dda-af82-e911-a988-000d3ab9df39#ValidationSummaryEntityFormView

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  • Crouch Street West contraflow spur used as further parking

    Created by Steven Moseley // 1 thread

    The, albeit contrived, design expects cyclists travelling East (from or across Rawstorn Rd.) into Crouch Street to use this spur to cross to the opposite ("shared use") pavement to avoid the angled parking along the North side of the street.  Unsurprisingly, the spur isn't well used, while the short stay spaces are often full, so the spur is regularly used for parking.

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  • Highway Code changes

    sound+fury // 1 thread

    A bill is being put forward to sentence any cyclist convicted of dangerous cycling to a 14 year prison term.

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  • Cyclist access to Maldon Road from Creffield Road

    Created by Stuart Johnson // 1 thread

    Currently there is no entry from Creffield Road to Maldon Road, this means cyclists have to divert via Inglis Road which is a poor junction for cyclists. A request has been submitted for changes to the juction to let cyclists enter Maldon Road from Creffield Road. It's understood that Cllr Sue Lissimore has subimtted this to the Local Highways Panel (LHP).

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