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Posts Tagged ‘light’

It’s not just the clocks you need to check on Sunday

by Amanda Taylor on 19 March, 2018

This is just a quick reminder that this Sunday, 25th March, The UK will switch to British Summer Time at 1am on Sunday morning, meaning people will effectively lose an hour’s sleep.  The change will mean there is more daylight in the evenings but less in the mornings. Most electronic devices these days will change the […]

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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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Guided Busway lights are going in!

by Amanda Taylor on 2 July, 2015

At long last, work has begun to instal lights on the bridleway along the Guided Busway. This is the culmination of a campaign that started in 2012, with a LightTheCycleway! petition presented to the Conservative County Council Cabinet requesting lighting on the southern section of the Busway, between the railway station and Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Trenching […]

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Busway lighting coming at last

by Amanda Taylor on 21 March, 2015

Walkers and cyclists on the track alongside the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway should be able to see where they are going this winter, thanks to new LED lights to be installed over the next few months. The lights are being funded by local developers. This is the result of a long-running campaign to make the route […]

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Next phase of streetlight replacements in Queen Edith’s

by Amanda Taylor on 28 January, 2015

Cambridgeshire County Council’s streetlighting contractor Balfour Beatty will soon be returning to Queen Edith’s for the next phase of streetlight replacements. This is part of a countywide PFI programme to change all the streetlights in Cambridgeshire to a new, more energy-efficient type of light that will deliver energy savings of nearly 50%. The new lights […]

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We did it! Busway lighting agreed

by Amanda Taylor on 21 October, 2014

Cambridgeshire County Council has agreed to provide LED lighting on the guided bus bridleway – a victory for all the 230 people who petitioned for lights in the interests of public safety. The new lights will go along the Busway maintenance track from Cambridge railway station to Trumpington Park and Ride. The County Council’s Economy […]

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Lighting up time for the Guided Busway

by Amanda Taylor on 31 May, 2014

Most people in Cambridgeshire have heard of the Guided Busway that runs between Trumpington, Huntingdon and St Ives – even if not always for the reasons its creators would like. Sadly, one of the country’s most ambitious transport projects has been blighted by poor project management, leading to legal wrangles that have cost the county […]

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Has your street had new lighting yet? We are in Phase II of the County Council streetlight replacement programme, the PFI which replaces all the lights in the county with new ones, in the interests of cutting energy costs by 50%. Phase II is going a bit better than Phase I, but I am hearing […]

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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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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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