Luke Nash wins Cambridge Greenways logo competition after public vote

PUBLISHED: 18:23 12 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:40 13 January 2018

Cambridge Greenways competition winner Luke Nash at Cambridge Regional College. Picture: Keith Heppell

Cambridge Greenways competition winner Luke Nash at Cambridge Regional College. Picture: Keith Heppell

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Cambridge Regional College student’s design will be used for new cycling, walking and riding routes

At Cambridge Regional College on King's Hedges Road are, from left, Greenways project manager Simon Manville, lecturer Abner Fraser, college principal Mark Robertson and programme manager Norma Hanson - with Luke Nash. Picture: Keith HeppellAt Cambridge Regional College on King's Hedges Road are, from left, Greenways project manager Simon Manville, lecturer Abner Fraser, college principal Mark Robertson and programme manager Norma Hanson - with Luke Nash. Picture: Keith Heppell

This is the design residents have chosen to become the logo for the Greenways network – one of the most ambitious cycling initiatives in Cambridgeshire to date.

Luke Nash’s design for the Greenways logo has won the most votes in the Cambridge Independent’s online competition organised in association with the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP).

The Cambridge Regional College student, 18, said he was “over the moon” when informed of his win in the design contest, in which more than 1,500 votes were cast.

“My first thoughts were that I wanted to use a leaf, it being natural, then I decided on two leaves and they formed a path in the middle, so that’s what I went with,” Luke said. “I asked people what they thought and they said ‘coffee beans’ so I added the stems on the leaves, and used racing green – a really rich colour which fits in with Cambridge and England – and added standard green which adds light.”

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Luke, who is studying art and design, wins a fitness tracker, and the other five finalists won vouchers for their contributions. As well as boosting Luke’s CV and university application, he has also won a fitness tracker courtesy of competition sponsors Travel4Cambridgeshire. The five runners-up have been awarded vouchers.

Luke Nash’s logo will be displayed on all Cambridge Greenways branding and signs across the Greater Cambridge area as a wayfinding tool for cyclists, walkers and horse riders using the network.

“I congratulate Luke Nash on being picked as the winner in the resident poll,” said Cllr Francis Burkitt, Chair of the Greater Cambridge Partnership and one of the judges. “I enjoyed seeing the great work that was undertaken by all the students, and I’m really pleased that so many votes have been cast, crowning a worthy winning design. The Greenways brand name is already strong, and it’s important to enhance this with a popular logo, to help spread awareness and hence usage.

“It’s been really valuable allowing young people to influence the future of the Greenways. Sustainable travel is a great way for young people to gain independence and many students will be using these routes to access education and visit friends. It’s therefore a great thing to involve them at this key stage.”

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