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Yellow lines update

by Amanda Taylor on 19 July, 2018

The parking restrictions for Cavendish Avenue and Baldock Way and the disabled parking bay on Baldock Way are due to be determined next week. Funding was agreed earlier in the year and the schemes formally advertised: as there were some objections, these will be considered by councillors sitting on the Cambridge Joint Area Traffic Committee when it meets on Tuesday.

Click here for a link to the council report.

The meeting takes place at Shire Hall and begins at 4.30pm. It is open to the public and if you wish to listen to the debate you can just turn up on the day; if you wish to speak, you need to inform the County Council’s Democratic Services Office. Anyone who has already made representations on the traffic regulation order should have been informed by the Council.

Low-level fencing for the verges in the middle section of Baldock Way are already approved and will be installed soon.

Cllr Jenny Page-Croft was successful in bidding for money to address parking problems in Gunhild Close. The Council has drawn up a plan for yellow lines at the top of the street where it meets Gunhild Way, and at the bottom of the street near the entrance to the park. You can view it Gunhild Close-1200-101, or if you’d like to see a printed copy, contact Jenny or myself.

There are also plans for converting the single yellow lines in Fendon Close to double yellow lines. Fendon Close-1200-101.

Do you have an idea for a highways improvement? If so, get in touch with me, Jennifer, George or Colin. 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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