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Yellow lines update

by Amanda Taylor on 29 March, 2018

Yellow lines have now been painted in the following streets:

  • Topcliffe Way — done
  • Netherhall Way — done
  • Chalk Grove/ Netherhall Way junction — done
  • Beaumont Road / Queen Edith’s Way junction — done
  • Lichfield Road — done
  • Godwin Way — done

Double yellow lines for the Hills Road end of Cavendish Avenue, the top part of Baldock Way, and a disabled parking bay outside Morley Court have been advertised as a Traffic Regulation Order in the Cambridge News and in the street (look out for notices on lamp posts). Cavendish west_16150.GA.101 Rev B. Residents have received letters from the Council. Any objections will be considered by the City & County Council’s joint traffic committee.

I have succeeded in securing funding for the central part of Baldock Way and am consulting on proposals for yellow lines and for protection of the grass verges.

All of these have been funded under Cambridgeshire County Council’s Local Highways Improvements Initiative. Bids were submitted in September 2016 and work started in May 2017.

Last September, we applied for funding for parking restrictions in Rotherwick Way, Gunhild Close and Fendon Close, and have been successful in getting funding for Gunhild Close.

If you have an idea for a highways improvement, get in touch with one of your councillors. It does not have to be to do with parking but could be any small highways improvement to make the roads or pavements safer and easier to use. See the County Council’s website for more details: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/travel-roads-and-parking/roads-and-pathways/improving-your-local-highway/local-highway-improvement-funding/.

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10 Responses

  1. brian camps says:

    what about yellow lines down baldock way now as they are now parking down here as well ,as you know the road is so narrow two cars have trouble passing as it is. the grass verges are getting all cut up

    • Yes, it’s in hand. Investigating the possibility of yellow lines as well as quicker solutions such as fencing or posts on the grass. Another idea is more trees – what do you think?

  2. Mrs Joan Monk says:

    Dear Amanda,

    The notices re single yellow lines on one side of Netherhall Way were displayed and the closing date was I believe 29th September 2917 for any objections, which according to your update there were no objections. When can we expect these yellow lines to be in place, as it is not getting any safer for vehicles to access this road.

    Kind regards,

    Joan Monk

  3. Brian Lenoach says:

    Dear Amanda
    Cl0sure date for objections to Topcliffe Way island yellow lines was December 7. No objections but no lines yet either.
    Dare we hope for action in January?
    Regards
    Brian Lenoach

  4. alex smith says:

    And still no-one will look at Wulfstan Way between the shops and bungalows. Parking on the road, blocking the resident’s only bays, parking on the pavements and grass. How about some posts and yellow/white lines here? Those with wheelchairs or buggies or the blind cannot negotiate around the cars.

    • Hannah says:

      Agree! The parking is getting out of hand on wulfstan way, Godwin way…I’m sure that it will filter down to Godwin close soon too.

      One thing I would like to see addressed is the speed – it says 20mph but no one ever seems to travel at this speed. I walk this streets regularly and everyone is just using it as a cut through. What can be done about this? Bigger 20mph signs, speed bumps?

  5. Thank you Hannah. May I encourage you to write to the Council supporting the order. re speeding, I am not sure that larger signs would help, as the offenders probably know full well that they are breaking the speed limit. Speed humps would actually make them slow down and I would be interested to know if there is general support for this.

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