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Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

Hills Road Bridge cycle lanes – the new idea

by Amanda Taylor on 22 November, 2009

County Council officers will be showing new plans for a central hybrid cycle lane on Hills Road Bridge this week. The design will build on the trial scheme already in place and you can view plans on Tuesday 24th and Monday 30th November: Tue 24th: 5.00 – 7.30, College Hall, Hills Road VI Form College […]

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Bus cuts campaign

by Amanda Taylor on 8 November, 2009

Stagecoach, the major bus operator in Cambridge, has announced changes to services, as reported previously. The changes include cutting two services, the Citi 2 and Citi 7, which will go down from six an hour to four. The changes are set to take effect on 29th November. There has been no consultation with the public, […]

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November bus changes

by Amanda Taylor on 18 October, 2009

I have been notified* of changes to Stagecoach and Whippet bus services from Sunday 29 November 2009. The table shows which services are changing and the impact of that change. Bus changes No 09 One change that affects us is to the Citi 1 and Citi 2 routes. The Citi 1 will now go down […]

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Dear Cllr Taylor, Apologies for the delay in getting this display up and running. Our
contractor’s engineers did inspect the site almost immediately. It was found that there
was a power failure to the shelter, which has burnt the main fuse to both the shelter and
the display. Because this is not part of the display’s circuitry, our contractors were
neither able nor authorized to replace the fuse. I have since then been in contact with
the Street Lighting team at the council, who as well is not responsible for power to
shelters, and we have sourced a certified electrician to do the job. I am expecting that
they will visit the shelter sometime next week, and let me know what the outcome is.
Hopefully this should be sorted out next week, but if there are any further delays, I will
let you know.

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Wulfstan Way to slow down

by Amanda Taylor on 30 September, 2009

Speeding traffic causes countless road accidents and makes the roads a hostile environment for bikes and pedestrians. So it’s good news that the County Council has changed its policy to allow 20mph speed limits in Cambridgeshire. City and county councillors have approved Wulfstan Way as the area to run a trial 20mph zone, on account […]

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Hills Road Bridge cycle lanes

by Amanda Taylor on 17 September, 2009

Now that the cycle lanes have been in place for a week, I’d be interested to know what people think of them. Although the general reactive is very positive, I have had a few comments to the effect cyclists feel at risk once they are over the crown of the bridge and having enjoyed the […]

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Hills Road Bridge to become cycle-friendly overnight?

by Amanda Taylor on 2 September, 2009

Cambridgeshire County Council has just announced two bits of news: 1. that the roadworks for the Guided Bus will finish on Sunday – good news even though it is six months late 2. that they will immediately start a 4-month trial of segregating cyclists and motor traffic by putting them in separate lanes on the […]

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