Last year, there were several successful bids to the County Council Local Highways Improvement Initiative for this area. Council highways officers have been working up plans, and I now have provisional drawings for:
- Netherhall Way Netherhall & Chalk parking restrictions
- Chalk Grove Netherhall & Chalk parking restrictions
- Beaumont Road Beaumont Road parking restrictions
- Lichfield Road * Lichfield Rd parking restrictions and Lichfield Road parking restrictions V2
- Topcliffe Way Topcliffe Way DYL 001-1
You can view these drawings by clicking on the links. If you, or anyone you know, would like to look at a printout, please let me know.
The next stage will be for a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) describing the changes to be advertised in the local paper and in the street. If there are no objections, the scheme will go ahead; if there are objections, then they will be determined by the Cambridge Joint Area Committee.
We await drawings for Cavendish Avenue and Godwin Way
- Credit due to Cllrs Noel Kavanagh and Rosie Moore for the Lichfield Road bids; I am taking over where they left off.
Amanda at Fendon Rd roundabout
The Fendon Road roundabout near Addenbrooke’s Hospital is a cause of concern to many local residents, and we have been asked for a pedestrian crossing, as well as safety improvements to the roundabout, which has one of the worst accident records in the city (34 crashes in one 5-year period).
Local campaigner Dr Tim Moore monitored traffic one morning during rush hour. In just one hour, he saw more than 300 cyclists pass through the area and more than 150 pedestrians, many of them school and college students. He also witnessed two near-miss accidents involving pedestrians and a further incident where a cyclist was forced to jump onto the pavement to avoid being hit by a vehicle.
Here is a video taken by cycling teacher Rad Wagon, showing the volume and speed of traffic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLB8aKMmqZU
Dr Moore is working with me and fellow local councillor George Pippas, and we are working on Cambridgeshire County Council to make safety improvements.
To provide evidence, we shall be carrying out a traffic survey this Thursday, counting vehicles, bikes and pedestrians, covering Fendon Road, Mowbray Road and Queen Edith’s Way during both rush hours. We’ll present our findings to Cambridgeshire County Council highways officers.
Thank you to all those who have offered to help. We could still do with a few more people. Could you spare 15-30 minutes on Thursday afternoon? If you can, please email our Survey Co-ordinator, Dr Tim Moore: [email protected], or phone him on 07973 882121.