Greater Cambridge Walking and Cycling Index

Formerly known as Bike Life, this is the UK's biggest ever study of walking, wheeling and cycling.

Greater Cambridge is still the UK’s leading city region for walking and cycling. But the Walking and Cycling Index shows more Cambridge people want and need to get out of their cars.

Every year, walking and cycling in Greater Cambridge results in:


serious long-term health conditions prevented

£302 million

in economic benefit for individuals and the region

27,000 tonnes

of greenhouse gas emissions saved

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Up to 110,000

cars taken off the road every day

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I’ve lived in Cambridge almost my whole life, and cycled through Chesterton a thousand times - the bike lane was much needed.

I used to bike with a child trailer (now with a back bike seat) and my route is fairly easy to and from school. I bike down Chesterton Road, around the roundabout, down Chesterton High Street leading to Green End Road.

These roads are very busy in the morning and around the end of the school day which can make it difficult, especially having to navigate around waiting parents outside of the schools and kids coming in and out.

I feel like there should be more speed bumps down Green End Road, because speeding cars are still a problem.

We enjoy biking in the summer, but I am planning to drive more to school as it’s much easier especially in the winter with ice and potholes.

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See Greater Cambridge's vision for walking, wheeling and cycling.

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This report is also available in a text-only format.

Greater Cambridge through the years

This is the third time we've assessed active travel in Greater Cambridge. Download the previous reports:

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