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Highways improvements: clean sweep for Queen Edith’s

by Amanda Taylor on 9 March, 2017

Eight out of eight bids for highways improvements in Queen Edith’s have made it to the list of funded projects for the coming year – including one which made the top ten for the whole city. I have been working with local residents to get funding for various small highways schemes, under the County Council’s […]

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Hills Road cycleway: how’s it been for you?

by Amanda Taylor on 21 February, 2017

The first phase of the County Council’s new cycleway on Hills Road has had a big impact. The County tells us it has increased cycling numbers since 2013, and it certainly makes for a smoother ride, especially on the southbound side of the road. It’s changed the landscape of Hills Road.  And it’s given us […]

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Hills Road closure: seven questions

by Amanda Taylor on 18 January, 2017

County Council officers claim there are ‘many good reasons’ why they need to close Hills Road to enable construction of new cycleways. It is set to be a 24-7 closure, starting in May and lasting for five months. I can see many reasons why this is a bad idea and have grave concerns about access […]

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Hills Road Cycleway Phase II

by Amanda Taylor on 11 January, 2017

The second phase of the Hills Road cycleway is scheduled to start in February. It is being managed by the Greater Cambridge City Deal. They are putting on two public events to show the route maps; project officers will be there to talk to people about the road layout near their homes. Here are the […]

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Safety v convenience. What do you think? The new cycleways on Hills Road are frequently blocked by coaches, delivery vehicles, and even council contractors working on the cycleway. While the vehicles are usually not there for long, accidents also happen in a flash. The County Council is proposing to introduce a loading ban, which would […]

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Last year, I ran an informal survey on parking in the north-west corner of Queen Edith’s — the streets opposite the colleges on Hills Road. Residents there experience heavy commuter parking from the sixth form college as well as Addenbroooke’s, Cambridge Leisure and other businesses. Many houses in the streets there do not have their […]

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Hills Road cycleway this weekend

by Amanda Taylor on 21 July, 2016

Hills Road cycleway update: The County Council have advised me that their contractors will be laying down the final stretch of tarmac on the new cycleway Hills Road this Sunday — between Glebe Road and the end of the cycleway near Queen Edith’s Way and Long Road. A reminder that there is still time to […]

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Hills Road parking progress

by Amanda Taylor on 1 June, 2016

COMMUTER PARKING in Hills Road near the colleges is just as bad as ever, especially acute when it’s raining cats and dogs like it was yesterday – as fair-weather cyclists/pedestrians / bus users) take to their cars. But take courage: work on parking restrictions has been going on behind the scenes. Here is an update. […]

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Boundary review

by Amanda Taylor on 12 May, 2016

The Boundary Commission is re-consulting yet again on its new county council division boundaries, following complaints about the last, rather rushed, phase of consultation. You can see their recommendations on the Boundary Commission website at: http://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/eastern/cambridgeshire/cambridgeshire-county-council. The number of divisions (voting areas) is going down by roughly 10%. Cambridge will in future have only 12 […]

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All aboard the Abbey-Addenbrooke’s Express!

by Amanda Taylor on 16 April, 2016

Good news! We’re getting a new bus service. Starting next month, the new 115 service, run by Whippet, will run hourly between the Newmarket Road Park & Ride site and Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The bus will stop at both Long Road and Hills Road sixth form colleges, St Bede’s and the Perse. In the other direction, […]

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