Amanda Taylor

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ROCK ABUNDANCE: “One person’s glut is another person’s feast” Were you lucky enough to catch the Transition Cambridge pop-up stall at Rock Road Library last Saturday? I was, and went home happily with some beautiful sweet peas, a little jar of redcurrant jelly, and a prickly cucumber. The idea is that you take along any […]

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It is fair to say that views on the Hills Road cycle scheme are mixed, at least amongst local residents. Council consultation results show Queen Edith’s residents split 50-50 between those who support the new segregated lanes and those who fear that the scheme will improve safety for cyclists at the expense of more vulnerable pedestrians. Residents […]

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Cycle Theft Alert

by Amanda Taylor on 20 June, 2014

The local police have just sent out the following eCops alert: We have received 17 reports of cycles being stolen in Cambridge over the last 24 hours at the following locations:- North –Arbury Court South – 2 x Speedwell Close, Wulfstan Way, George IV Street, Lucerne Close, Hills Road and Gresham Road East – Argyle […]

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Floating bus stops, what do you think?

by Amanda Taylor on 14 March, 2014

Hills Road is to benefit from over a million pounds of government funding for a new road layout that aims to improve conditions for pedestrians, bus users and cyclists. There is a plan for segregated cycle lanes in three of the main roads into the city: Hills Road, Trumpington Road and Huntingdon Road. An innovative […]

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Long Road Cycleway Improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 20 January, 2014

Work is set to begin in February on improving the Long Road pavements and cycleways. This is the result of a campaign run by a local resident, with the support of the Lib Dem Focus Team, who helped her present the project as a candidate for Section 106 funding — money contributed by building developers […]

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Roundabout survey this Thursday: can you help?

by Amanda Taylor on 26 November, 2013

The Fendon Road roundabout near Addenbrooke’s Hospital is a cause of concern to many local residents, and we have been asked for a pedestrian crossing, as well as safety improvements to the roundabout, which has one of the worst accident records in the city (34 crashes in one 5-year period). Local campaigner Dr Tim Moore […]

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Hills Road is to be resurfaced this month, all the way between Cherry Hinton Road and Fendon Road. This is the result of a campaign by former county councillor Geoff Heathcock – a great result to conclude his time in office! It is badly needed, as anyone who drives or cycles along Hills Road knows […]

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Trilingual cycling in Cambridge

by Amanda Taylor on 19 June, 2013

European funds have been used to produce a new map of Cambridge for cyclists. What’s different about the new map is that it includes French and Spanish as well as English. It gives information on cycle hire and tours, as well as recommending a cycle tour of the city centre and routes out to Grantchester […]

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Cycling projects: time for the County Council to decide

by Amanda Taylor on 7 December, 2012

Cyclists, hold your breath. Two big cycling improvement projects are being recommended to Cambridgeshire County Council’s Cabinet next week: lighting of the Guided Bus cycleway remodelling the Long Road cycleways And campaigners, take heart. Both schemes are the direct result of people campaiging for the improvements they believed were needed:

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Weekly police report for Queen Edith’s

by Amanda Taylor on 22 November, 2012

Cycle theft continues to be a problem in Queen Edith’s, with thefts in Marshall Road and Wulfstan Way, as well as near Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Netherhall School. There has been one domestic burglary in Queen Edith’s Way. Once again, the burglar got access with a gardening implement taken from the shed. Police recommend locking garages […]

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