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Cross city cycling*

by Amanda Taylor on 4 January, 2016

The Greater Cambridge City Deal has launched a consultation on five schemes designed to improve safety for people walking or cycling across Cambridge. The one that is of greatest relevance to us in Queen Edith’s focuses on the Long Road-Queen Edith’s Way- Hills Road junction, a key route for schools, sixth form colleges and Addenbrooke’s […]

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Parking survey in the Morley area

by Amanda Taylor on 1 November, 2015

Working with residents, I am surveying the streets in the north of Queen Edith’s on parking problems. The streets suffer from a daily influx of visitors: students, office workers, shoppers, Leisure Centre visitors – and even hospital staff. This severely limits the parking spaces for  local people, and there has also been dangerous parking, cars […]

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Hills Road cycle lanes: good news and bad news

by Amanda Taylor on 29 October, 2015

THE GOOD NEWS The north-bound cycleway on Hills Road is now continuous, running from just past Long Road to just before Purbeck Road. It is good for cyclists to be able to ride continuously, and for pedestrians to have their pavement space back. THE BAD NEWS The south-bound cycleway works have not yet started. That […]

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Conservative county councillors and County Council Highways officers are proposing to switch off streetlights between midnight and 6am in an attempt to make the books balance, in the face of swingeing cuts to councils from the government. We believe this will have an unacceptable impact on road safety and on individual safety in Cambridge, given […]

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Cambridgeshire County Council‘s Cycling Team and the contractor for the Hills Road project will be coming to Queen Edith’s on October 5th to report on the slow-running Hills Road cycle lanes. Or should that read ‘the slow lanes’? The project was scheduled to take 37 weeks but we are in week 36 already and they […]

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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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Hills Road cycle lanes: Frequently Asked Questions

by Amanda Taylor on 8 August, 2015

Cambridgeshire County Council’s new cycle lanes on Hills Road have generated a record number of questions and concerns. Here are some of the most common ones: Q: Why is Cambridgeshire County Council doing this? A: The County wishes to enhance cycleways in order to meet the needs of the rapidly growing population, which will result […]

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Queen Edith’s being pushed eastwards!

by Amanda Taylor on 16 May, 2015

The Boundary Commission has started a review of Cambridgeshire county council electoral divisions, and is proposing to shift Queen Edith’s eastwards. Half of Hills Road and houses to its west would go into Trumpington, while Queen Edith’s would gain parts of Cherry Hinton Road and the Greystoke Road area.

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The next South Area meeting is at St John’s Church Hills Road on Monday 30th March and here is the agenda. The County Council’s streetlighting contractor Balfour Beatty will be sending a representative to explain the lighting contract, and answer questions about replacements in Queen Edith’s. There will be reports on changes to the road […]

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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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