This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

Issues always relate to some geographical location, whether very local or perhaps city-wide.

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Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Cambridge Cycling Campaign:

  • 23/01701/FUL Change of use of from office to student accommodation - 8 rooms

    sound+fury // 1 thread

    Change of use of first, second and third floors from office (Class E) to student accommodation (Class C2) comprising 8 student rooms and ancillary facilities. External works comprising the installation of an external staircase and entrance, PV panels to the roof and an Air Source Heat Pump at ground floor level. Installation of two openings into the listed wall for means of access and daylight to the rear.

    First Floor And Second Floor And Third Floor 98 Regent Street Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 1DP


    Application reference : 23/01701/FUL

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  • Planned layout of new cycle/pedestrian crossing on Milton Road near Ascham Road

    I noticed that on the plans for the ongoing Milton Road development, the plan for a new double split cycle/pedestrian crossing across Milton Road near Chesterton Hall Crescent/Ascham Road has the cycle crossing on the East side and the pedestrian crossing on the West side. The problem with this is it is the opposite way round from the way cyclists/pedestrians approach the crossing from Chesterton Hall Crescent (cyclists on the West, pedestrians on the East). In the mornings, this crossing is extremely busy with pedestrians and cyclists travelling from South to North (to reach Milton Road primary school and Chesterton Community College), and at the north side of the crossing, cyclists need to be on the West side to travel up Ascham Road and the pedestrians tend to walk on the east pavement.  The new crossing plan would mean cyclists having to cross the flow of pedestrians on both sides of Milton Road. This would lead to queues of bikes on the crossing (in the road) and seems quite dangerous. I think it would create a natural flow if the crossings were switched to have the cycle crossing on the west (and this is how cyclists and pedestrians naturally organise themselves on the current toucan crossing)? I've included a photo where I've drawn arrows showing the cyclist/pedestrian flow lines in the current plan and if the crossings were switched. It hasn't been built yet so I wondered if there is a way to suggest this to GCP and do you think a change would be considered at this stage?

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  • Mile Road /Roman Road /A 1307

    Created by cpax // 1 thread

       Hi !  ,  I am writing to you to voice my concerns that the Bridleway ( Mile Road ) between the Roman Road and the A 1307 is 

    under threat .

    As a regular user of this route ( cycle ) I first noticed that the finger post on the A 1307 had been removed some weeks ago 

    and  on passing that way today found mounds of earth had been pushed up to the large gate making it almost impossible to 

    pass through . This route is heavily used by people wanting to go from Fulbourn to Babraham or just for walking . It is a well 

    defined route on all the maps / cycling Apps . I am incredulous that this threat to this route can so easily be blocked .

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  • New scoping application for 'Land South of Coldham's Lane'

    Created by KW // 0 threads

    Hybrid Planning Application at Land South of Coldhams Lane comprising: Full Application for 'Parcel A' Building 1 (Use Classes E(g)(i) (Offices), E(g)(ii) (Research and Development)) and the Hub Building (sui generis) with associated car and cycle parking, Outline Application for the remainder of 'Parcel A' for E(g) uses including office, research and development, car and cycle parking, landscaping, infrastructure and associated works, with all other matters reserved except for access, Full Application for ecological enhancements to 'Parcel B', Full Application for landscape improvements and access to 'Parcel C'.

    Land South Of Coldhams Lane Cambridge Cambridgeshire


    Application reference : 23/01683/SCOP

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  • A users first approach to cycle infrastructure design.

    Created by Jonny Camp // 1 thread

    How can we tell whether a bicycling environment is good or bad? How many times have you been cycling along a piece of existing infrastructure only to find the word 'end' written on the pavement and yourself forced back onto the road into traffic? 

    With this in mind, I am undertaking a piece of research as part of my masters dissertation at Queens College, University of Cambridge. I am  gathering primary data of existing users of the current cycling network across Cambridge. From this data I will be able to assess the coherence and directness of the existing cycle network and identify potential 'bottlenecks' and issues from the point of view of the users. 

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  • Greenway: Lode to Swaffham Bulbeck

    Created by Martin Wheatley // 1 thread

    Because of a combination of subsidence and grass tussocks growing through the path, my wife's e-trike tipped over on the Greenway path between Lode and Longmeadow this afternoon.  Fortunately she is only bruised and shaken but it could clearly have been a lot worse. I have reported it to Cambs Highways as an emergency.

    Unless and until it is repaired, I would advise extreme caution on this section of the Greenway or use the Bottisham Greenway, Tunbridge Lane, Park End and Swaffham Bulbeck High Street instead. The on-road sections of the latter are usually pretty quiet.

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  • Extension of 19-35 Regent Street

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    Downing College are proposing to extend and rework the old 'Pizza hut building' on the corner of Parker's Piece.

    I can't see any obvious issues other than making sure that sufficient cycle parking is created. I think they are intending to put this within the main college grounds themselves, over the road, which probably makes most sense.

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  • Planning application : 23/00872/REM Plaza adjacent to proposed primary school

    Created by KW // 1 thread

    Plaza adjacent to proposed primary school on key phase 1

    Waterbeach Barracks Key Phase 1 Primary School Plaza Denny End Road Waterbeach Cambridgeshire CB25 9PA

    South Cambridgeshire

    Application reference : 23/00872/REM

    I haven't spotted whatever it is that is supposed to provide "access for picking up and dropping off pupils".   There seems to be a 5-Sheffield toastrack ("exact product TBC") on what looks like the 'drive' (next to 'He' which means heritage surface coarse asphalt).  I do not see anything that would encourage use of Bakfiets etc.


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  • Social Media Hostility

    Created by jack // 1 thread

    I have noticed that especially since the congestion charge there has been a lot of aggression towards Camcycle in social media comments. Notably on Facebook, Nextdoor, etc. I am aware that angry aggressive people have always been on the internet but I do feel the level has increased since congestion charge notoriety, with many people's opinions degenerating into conspiracy theories about Camcycle and the council.

    I do worry about the effect this can have on increasing "us vs them" mentality and increasing aggressive behaviour towards cyclists on the road.

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  • Survival Skills for Cyclists course - 25/3/23

    Created by David Green // 1 thread

    Are you confident at what to do if something goes wrong with your bike when you're miles from home? Could you repair a puncture by the side of the road? Yes? Great! No need to read on.

    No? You may be interested in the following Saturday workshop I am running again. This will be a repeat of the popular workshop held last year where attendees gave feedback such as:

    "Excellent - would recommend it to all inexperienced riders."
    "Following the course I really feel I understand the workings of my cycle."
    "It was very clearly explained and covered very useful topics."
    "Thoroughly informative workshop. To be highly recommended."

    David Green


    Survival Skills for Cyclists

    Venue: Coleridge Community College, Radegund Road, Cambridge CB1 3RJ
    Date: Sat 25 March 2023, 10am to 4 pm

    Description: A one day bike maintenance course for local cyclists. Bring your bike and get confident you can cope with common roadside cycling breakdowns. Women members especially encouraged to sign up! Places are limited to ensure you learn in a small friendly group and get all the assistance you need. Topics will include: checks before you set off, tools to take along, fixing punctures, handling chain problems, gear and brake adjustments.

    Equipment: Your own bike to work on, pump, puncture repair kit, and any tools you normally ride with.

    Refreshments: hot and cold drinks provided, but please bring your own lunch!

    Fee:  £20 (CTC and CamCycle members) £50 (non-members). Subsidy available for those on a low income - please don't be put off by the price. Primarily funded and supported by CTC Cambridge.

    Enrolment: To book a place, email with subject 'Survival Skills for Cyclists 25 March 2023'.

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