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Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

Hills Road cycleway: lessons to be learnt

by Amanda Taylor on 28 July, 2017

Live on Hills Road? Travel along it? Then you will know it’s been a rough ride since council contractors arrived at the beginning of January 2015 to replace our cycleway. There has been deep dissatisfaction over the length of time this project has taken, as well as about working practices – and ironically, about the […]

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Last stop for the 114

by Amanda Taylor on 22 July, 2017

Whippet is deregistering 17 bus services in Cambridge, claiming they are unprofitable. The following services will take their last journeys on 2nd September. Service 1                   Hilton – Hemingfords – St Ives Service 1A                 St Ives – Fenstanton – Cambridge Service 2                   Cambridge – Hardwick – Toft – Caldecote – Boxworth Service 3                   Papworth […]

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Yellow lines update

by Amanda Taylor on 22 July, 2017

Last year, there were several successful bids to the  County Council Local Highways Improvement Initiative for this area.  Council highways officers have been working up plans, and I now have provisional drawings for: Netherhall Way Netherhall & Chalk parking restrictions Chalk Grove Netherhall & Chalk parking restrictions Beaumont Road Beaumont Road parking restrictions Lichfield Road […]

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I am sorry to have to bring news of yet more roadworks: a continuation of the current UKPN works in Cherry Hinton Road, across to Brooklands Avenue, to run electric cabling to the new Cambridge Assessment HQ that is being built on Shaftesbury Road. Unfortunately the works will involve withdrawal of the cycle lane in […]

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Morley residents parking scheme

by Amanda Taylor on 23 June, 2017

The County Council highways officers have been working on the back office systems for the Morley residents’ parking scheme, to ensure everybody eligible for a permit is listed properly. The scheme is bounded by the southern side of Cherry Hinton Road, the eastern side of Hills Road, and Blinco Grove. The officers are about to […]

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Council road closure delayed

by Amanda Taylor on 14 June, 2017

The road closure at Addenbrooke’s, due to begin today, has now been delayed until next Monday, 19th June. The City Deal has put the date back because there are extra underground utilities cables that need to be moved. The road closure is to facilitate the construction of the next phase of the new cycleway on […]

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The Addenbrooke’s access road is experiencing increased volumes of traffic unconnected with the Biomedical Campus – no doubt in desperation at the never-ending delays on Hills Road. The NHS Trust management say that 400-650 vehicles a day are using the road as a rat-run, rather than to access the hospital – although they do not […]

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The Greater Cambridge City Deal has announced new plans for traffic management on Hills Road to facilitate cycleway construction. Having announced in January that they would close the top section of Hills Road entirely for five months, there has been some rowing back following public anger. The road between Long Road and the Addenbrooke’s roundabout […]

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Meet the Candidates: St John the Evangelist

by Amanda Taylor on 19 April, 2017

Amidst all the excitement of an impending General Election and a metro mayor election, I am working hard defending my county council seat. Elections take place on 4th May. Tomorrow night, Thursday 20th April, I shall be at St John’s Church for the Queen Edith’s Community Forum’s hustings for the county council elections, along with […]

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Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats manifesto launched

by Amanda Taylor on 31 March, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have today launched our manifesto for the forthcoming Cambridgeshire County Council and mayoral elections.

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