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Posts Tagged ‘pedestrian’

Cambridgeshire County Council has announced that its works to upgrade the roundabout at the Fendon Road / Queen Edith’s Way junction will not finish in April, as planned, but will continue until July, due to issues arising from complex underground utilities cables which had not been revealed in the original surveys. But that is three […]

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Roundabout update

by Amanda Taylor on 14 January, 2020

Most of the utility diversion work for the Fendon Road roundabout has now been completed and the contractors are working very hard to ensure they complete the works on time. Here are the dates and times for the next series of drop-in sessions where you can chat with the County Council officers managing the project: […]

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Pavement parking

by Amanda Taylor on 4 April, 2019

Pavement: for pedestrians. That’s whom they are intended for. Yet only too often, pedestrians can’t walk on the pavement safely because it’s blocked by parked cars. Not only does that mean people have to squeeze past cars and risk the doors opening in front of them, or walk in the road, but the cars are […]

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Gas repairs in Nightingale Avenue

by Amanda Taylor on 1 June, 2018

The County Council informs me that Nightingale Avenue will experience some ‘disuption’ at the end of this month/ beginning of July, as Cadent Gas are carrying out repairs to a leaky gas main. The biggest impact will be to pedestrians, as the work will be mostly on the pavement and verge of the street except […]

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Hills Road cycleway: lessons to be learnt

by Amanda Taylor on 28 July, 2017

Live on Hills Road? Travel along it? Then you will know it’s been a rough ride since council contractors arrived at the beginning of January 2015 to replace our cycleway. There has been deep dissatisfaction over the length of time this project has taken, as well as about working practices – and ironically, about the […]

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Morley Memorial school development gets go-ahead

by Amanda Taylor on 18 March, 2017

On Thursday 16th March, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Planning Committee passed plans for the developments at Morley Memorial Primary School. The developments will bring the entire school onto a single site, and create three new classrooms, as well as make improvements to toilets, windows and the boiler, which will save the school money on maintenance. The […]

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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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Highways improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 14 August, 2016

Do you have a suggestion for improving our roads and pavements, such as traffic calming, a zebra crossing or parking restrictions? Cambridgeshire County Council operates a Local Highway Improvement (LHI) programme that funds small schemes costing up to £10,000. It is a competitive process and bids are scored by councillors, but some bids for funding […]

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City Deal consultation starts today

by Amanda Taylor on 11 July, 2016

The Greater Cambridge City Deal is a partnership between central and local government to deliver new infrastructure in Cambridge and the sub-region. It is managed by a board comprising leaders of the councils in the area (Lewis Herbert, Steve Count and Frances Burkitt), plus representatives from the universities and business. They have just launched proposals […]

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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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