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Posts Tagged ‘cycling’

Be a streetscape designer!

by Amanda Taylor on 10 March, 2016

There was a good response to last year’s consultation on improving cycling and pedestrian facilities on Queen Edith’s Way. The County Council has arranged a stakeholders’ workshop at The Netherhall School Sports Centre on 15th March to look at the results, and to consider what is feasible given the widths of the carriageway, verge and […]

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Police report

by Amanda Taylor on 29 August, 2015

The neighbourhood police report a burglary in Gunhild Way this month, with forced entry breaking glass in a back door. There has also been criminal damage in the vicinity of Long Road. Bicycles have been stolen in Holbrook Road (from a shed), Long Road, Hills Road and Addenbrooke’s. The current police priorities for the next […]

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Drugs, burglaries, parking and cycling offences

by Amanda Taylor on 20 June, 2015

The South Cambridge police have just released their report on activities over the first five months of 2015. The have been focussing on priorities set in February by the South Area Committee: the supply of Class A drugs; burglaries; speeding, and anti-social cycling and parking, especially outside schools. Here is their report: Police report June […]

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Queen Edith’s Way and Cherry Hinton Road pavements

by Amanda Taylor on 20 May, 2015

The County Council has launched a consultation on pedestrian and cycle arrangements on Queen Ediths’ Way and Cherry Hinton Road. The aim is to address safety concerns over the shared use pavements, whereby cyclists may legally ride on the pavement. Many do so to keep out of the way of heavy – and sometimes fast […]

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Hills Road segregated cycleway work has started.

by Amanda Taylor on 27 January, 2015

Cambridgeshire County Council is starting to build new segregated and raised cycle lanes on Hills Road. The works are taking place off-peak between 930 and 330pm. The new cycleways are set to be completed in the autumn. There will be cones and temporary traffic lights during these times to create a safe working area. Whenever possible […]

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Cambridge cycle routes

by Amanda Taylor on 21 December, 2014

Do you know where you can cycle and not cycle in the city centre? Many don’t, as the signage is not exactly clear. Sergeant Ian Wood of Cambridgeshire Police and his colleagues at Cambridgeshire Police are working to make sure more people are aware of which streets are OK to cycle in. He has asked […]

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Success for Fendon Road roundabout campaign

by Amanda Taylor on 22 October, 2014

The Lib Dem campaign for remedial work on theFendon Road roundabout has resulted in allocation of transport funding by the Cambridgeshire County Council.. The roundabout connects Queen Edith’s Way, Fendon Road and Mowbray Road and is ua key route to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. It is used by more than 300 cyclists an hour, yet has the […]

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Are you ready for the Tour de France?

by Amanda Taylor on 23 May, 2014

In less than seven weeks, the Tour de France comes to Cambridge on Monday July 7th. All very exciting for those who follow competitive cycling – but even if you’re not a fan, have you thought about how you’ll get out about that day? There are several road closures that day, including Hills Road and Trumpington […]

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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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