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Posts Tagged ‘cycling’

Advice surgery with an armadillo

by Amanda Taylor on 10 October, 2013

The Liberal Democrats in Queen Edith’s hold a regular advice surgery once a month. It’s my turn this Saturday, and I shall be at St James’s Church in Wulfstan Way between 10.30 and 11.30am. Our surgery craftily coincides with the church’s own coffee morning / bring & buy sale on too, so you can have […]

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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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Liberal Democrats propose 1,000 new cycle parking spaces

by Amanda Taylor on 10 September, 2012

One challenge faced both by Cambridge cyclists and motorists is finding somewhere to park in central Cambridge. The lack of places to lock a bike up securely in town is one of the key factors in the high level of bike theft in Cambridge, so I am pleased that the Lib Dems on the Council […]

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South Area councillors support cycling schemes

by Amanda Taylor on 8 September, 2012

Transport was on the agenda again at this week’s South Area Committee meeting – councillors were receiving a report on transport projects from the County Council. Highways officers had assessed projects proposed by local people last March, and assigned them scores. My Light the Cycleway proposal, to light the bridleway running alongside the Guided Busway, […]

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It was a pleasant surprise to come back from holiday to see that the County Council has given top billing to my proposal for lighting the Guided Bus cycleway in a report going to Cambridge councillors tomorrow night (Wednesday 5th Sept). This year I have been leading a campaign calling for better lighting along the […]

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Trying out the new cycle racks at Cambridge Station

by Amanda Taylor on 19 August, 2012

Cycle parking at Cambridge train station has been a bone of contention amongst cyclists for many years. There are not enough spaces for the bikes available, a problem caused partly by the fact some bikes are left behind by their owners when they leave Cambridge, and never collected. Because the parking is cramped, it’s also […]

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Personal injury lawyers Levenes published a Top Ten Cycling Blackspots for Cambridge earlier this year. Two are in Queen Ediths – see their interactive map. The Queen Edith’s Way/Fendon Road junction near Addenbrooke’s has the second worst accident record in the city – 34 crashes between 2005 and 2010;  the Hills/Cherry Hinton Road junction had 23. Work has […]

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