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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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At the beginning of the year, double yellow lines were painted on junctions in the north of Queen Edith’s, in the streets on either side of Baldock Way. The County Council had also hoped to extend the double yellow lines on Nightingale Avenue near its junction with Queen Edith’s Way – something residents have been […]

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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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Cambridge Joint Area Committee

by Amanda Taylor on 16 January, 2015

Since September, I have been chairing the Cambridge Joint Area Committee (CJAC for short) is a joint County/City Council committee that handles a number of traffic-related matters in the City of Cambridge, including: Determining priorities for the Local Highway Improvement Initiative Traffic management, parking regulation, cycle and pedestrian schemes Advising on on-street and off-street parking […]

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20mph consultation

by Amanda Taylor on 24 November, 2014

Cambridge City Council has today launched its consultation in this part of the city for changing the speed limit to 20mph.The responses will determine whether or not the change is made. You should receive a paper questionnaire, but you can also contribute on line, here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/20mph_south_westcentral. Note that there are separate questions […]

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Calling for a traffic survey on Hills Road

by Amanda Taylor on 7 July, 2014

Today I attended Cambridgeshire County Council‘s Economy & Environment Committee, which was voting (for the second time this year) on segregated cycle lanes for Hills and Huntingdon Roads. The project had first been considered in May but deferred on safety grounds, including many raised by myself on behalf of local residents. I called for a […]

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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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Many people will have noticed the signs advising a road closure in Mowbray Road. This is so that the County Council can carry out surface dressing of the road. Their contractors did some preparatory work a couple of weeks ago, and this week they plan to carry out the second stage, overlaying the road surface […]

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Police priorities for South Cambridge

by Amanda Taylor on 17 July, 2012

The South Area meeting at the Cherry Hinton Village Centre last night set five policing priorities for the coming four months: Anti-social behaviour in Cherry Hinton Mini-moto misuse in Cherry Hinton Dangerous driving and parking outside schools in Queen Edith’s SpeedParking at Homerton Childrens Centreing in Church End, Cherry Hinton Domestic burglaries The police recommended […]

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How would you improve transport in the south of Cambridge?

by Amanda Taylor on 25 January, 2012

Transport and traffic are two of the hottest topics of debate in Cambridge. So I know there are lots of ideas for improving transport. Now it looks as though we may be able to put some of them into practice. By law (Town & Country Planning Act 1990), councils may require money from developers to […]

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