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Transportation

Cycling

Cambridge is one of the best places to cycle because it is relatively flat and has an extensive cycle route network. It is a practical alternative to driving and is fun, safe, and a healthy activity for all ages. There are many stores where you can hire or buy a bicycle. Choose a location convenient to your residence. A few important points:

  1. Wearing a helmet not only reduces injuries, but can also save your life
  2. Wear bright or fluorescent clothing during the day and reflective clothing at night
  3. Learn the rules of the road
  4. For legal and safety reasons, you must have reflective lights and headlights
    on your bike
  5. Always use a good strong lock when securing your bike, a D-lock is the most widely recommended.

An adult cycle training session will give you confidence and improve your skills. Visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk, click on cycle safety, then Bikeability.

Buses

Buses run frequently and are cost effective. Most buses in Cambridge are operated by Stagecoach (Citi), where you can buy a ticket from the driver. A Dayrider ticket is valid for unlimited travel on Stagecoach buses for one day. Other options include a Megarider ticket, which provides unlimited travel on Citi buses for seven days. Most bus stops have electric signs that report when the
bus will arrive. The main bus station is on Drummer Street, a block off
of St. Andrew's Street. For a map and routes of all Citi buses, visit
www.stagecoachbus.com/routemaps-cambridge.aspx. University employees and students with a University card can ride the UNI 4 bus for a significantly reduced fare. These buses run across the city every 20 minutes. This bus doesn't run very late into the evening - click here to see its timetable.

Trains

The National Rail Service operates the train system. There are frequent trains to London, the rest of the UK and the airports. London can be only a 50-minute ride on an express train. You can purchase day tickets that are inclusive of the London underground and buses. The train is located at 7 Station Road,
which is about a 20-minute walk from the city centre. Call 08457 484950 for enquiries. Taxis and public buses are available at the station.


Taxis

Taxis are regulated by Cambridge City Council. Drivers should be
courteous and get you to your destination by the quickest possible route.
Most local destinations cost between £6 to £10. Taxi ranks are located in
St. Andrew's Street, Parkside and the railway station. You may flag a
taxi on any street or call a local cab company to pick you up at a
specific location.

 

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