The cycle parking.
Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Cambridge Cycling Campaign:
sound+fury // 1 thread
The cycle parking.
Reserved Matters approval for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for 373 dwellings, access roads, cycle and pedestrian routes, cycle and car parking, landscaping, utilities and associated ancillary structures at Lots S1 and S2, North West Cambridge Development following outline planning permission S/1886/11 as varied by planning permission S/2036/13/VC
Lots S1 And S2, North West Cambridge Development Eddington Avenue Cambridge CB3 0LH
Application reference : 21/04036/REM
Erection of 280 dwellings, including 72 affordable dwellings, two new vehicular accesses from Babraham Road, pedestrian and cycle access, publicly accessible open space, a Local Area of Play (LAP) and a Local Equipped Area of Play (LEAP), landscaping and earthworks and surface water drainage, associated amenity space and attenuation features and internal infrastructure.
Land South Of Babraham Road Sawston Cambridge South Cambridgeshire
Application reference : 21/03955/FUL
Sam // 1 thread
Before the pandemic you could turn right here, now, any cyclist ends up on car-repelling paint with nowhere obvious to go.
sound+fury // 1 thread
Construction of a new three storey educational building, including associated hard and soft landscaping
Hills Road Sixth Form College Hills Road Cambridge CB2 8PE
Application reference : 21/03780/FUL
Barton and District Bridleways group are campaigning to get a popular route for cycling, walking and horseriding recognised as an official Right Of Way.
sound+fury // 1 thread
As per the tags
A children's hospital is planned for the Biomedical Campus (Addenbrookes) and is planned to open in 2025.
21/03261/FUL: Renovation and two storey side extension of existing three bed house, and three new two storey, two bed, three person terrace houses, external bike and bin stores
43 Brookfields Cambridge CB1 3NZ
21/03119/FUL: New 1 bedroom dwelling fronting Hulatt Road
98 Wulfstan Way Cambridge CB1 8QJ
Created by Rosamund Humphrey (Admin Officer) // 1 thread
21/03155/FUL: Erection of 9no (1 and 2bed) dwellings with associated infrastructure following demolition of existing dwelling
72 High Street Cherry Hinton Cambridge CB1 9HZ
21/03413/FUL: Creation of a two storey semi-detached structure to provide 1 No. one bedroom apartment adjoining the neighbouring block of No. 32 Mill Road, ref: 12/1132/FUL
34 Mill Road Cambridge CB1 2AD
21/02954/FUL | Change of use from office to flat. | 190 Green End Road Cambridge CB4 1RN
21/03304/FUL: Retention of existing dwelling, erection of 1no. linked 2 bedroom dwelling and 1no. 1 bedroom detached dwelling, along with a new parking bay accessed from Suez Road and associated works
108 Suez Road Cambridge CB1 3QD
Residents in particular parts of Cambridge are being asked to put forward proposals for improving open spaces and play areas via Cambridge City Council’s 2021 S106 funding round.
sound+fury // 1 thread
The application is for former offices to be turned into housing.
21/02888/FUL | Change of use to a large HMO (8 persons)
87 Ditton Fields Cambridge CB5 8QQ
sound+fury // 1 thread
From Idox: Demolition of all buildings on site and erection of 1no. detached dwelling and 8no. 1 and 2 bed apartments Demolish Existing Bungalow and replace with 1No. Detached 2 Storey Dwelling at front of site. Demolish all outbuilding to rear currently used a flooring company and replace with 8No. 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments. | 125 Scotland Road Cambridge CB4 1QL
21/02293/FUL | Construction of 2no 1bed dwellings.
15 Garlic Row Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB5 8HW
21/02862/FUL | Two storey rear extension and loft conversion of existing dwelling to create additional accommodation and development to side of existing dwelling to create two self contained 1-bed flats
15 Tillyard Way Cambridge CB1 8QT
Change of use from single dwellinghouse (class C3) to 11 person house in multiple occupation (sui generis) including provision of cycle and refuse store
1 Selwyn Gardens Cambridge CB3 9AX
21/02759/FUL: Demolition of existing buildings and erection of new commercial/retail floor space, 48 new residential apartments and houses, new car parking areas, new hard and soft landscaping, bin and bike stores and associated works
Colville Road Phase 3
Land At Colville Road
And Fishers Lane
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 9HT
Anglian Water and Cambridge City Council, working with U+I and TOWN, are exploring the vision for a new sustainable urban quarter at the heart of the proposed new district of North East Cambridge.
The project is currently called the Core Site, North East Cambridge (shown on the attached map). The aim is to deliver over 5,000 new homes on the Core Site over the next 20 years, along with shops, workplaces, education, community and leisure facilities, and open spaces. This opportunity is enabled by the proposed relocation of Anglian Water’s Cambridge Waste Water Treatment Plant, with the support of Homes England, and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
Cambridge City Council is currently bringing forward an Area Action Plan (AAP) for the wider district, within which the Core Site is located, which could deliver a total of 8,000 new homes in ‘an inclusive, walkable, low-carbon new city district with a lively mix of homes, workplaces, services and social spaces, fully integrated with surrounding neighbourhoods’. The Core Site has a key role to play in delivering this vision.
The landowners of the Core Site - Anglian Water and Cambridge City Council - have selected U+I, in partnership with TOWN, as master developers for the site will be working to bring forward proposals for the site and, eventually, a planning application.
Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is currently in the process of developing a new wayfinding system for the communal, external spaces within the campus. This system will include new maps and signage to improve navigation in public spaces for staff, patients and visitors to the site and help to reduce stress when visiting the campus. In order to fully understand how the campus is currently used and the key issues, we would like to gain your invaluable input.
Note that the new wayfinding system will be focussing on the public space rather than the internal space of individual buildings, please limit your feedback to your experience of finding your way through the external public space on campus. Thank you in advance.
The county is planning to put up bollards to stop drivers/cars from using the unofficial carpark at Skater's Meadow. This carpark has long been a source of danger to people walking and cycling to Granchester Meadows.
This map shows all issues, whether points, routes, or areas:
The most popular issues, based on the number of votes:
Proposed route along the rail corridor through Cambridge, part of which is in the Cambridge Local Plan.
I've visited Riverside to Waterbeach with William Rayner of county cycling team. He's revising signage here and providing it along the St Ives corridor, with the old NCN 51 being renamed Regional Route 24 (blue patch). We've decided finally to continue to sign NCN 11 from Riverside Bridge to Waterbeach Station, and he's looking at suitable (hopefully temporary) wording to advise to follow NCN 51 to Bottisham for destinations beyond Waterbeach, which will hopefully eliminate misrouting those from outside the area.
Our inspection of existing signs showed that only one new signboard was provided on completion 5 years ago of Riverside Bridge. Signboards still send people via Green Dragon. Sustrans considers signage is an important part of any route project.
The intention is to sign Milton Country Park as a destination, not as part of the route, removing route signs within the park, and probably retaining Coles Road as the signed route through the village, though it would be much preferable to have improvements past the shops and the village green, pubs etc.
Retaining the route to Waterbeach as NCN will help keep the gap in people's awareness.
I am planning to contact again the landowner of the missing link between Bottisham Lock and Fen Road, Lode with a suggestion for a low-level route, southeast side of the Bottisham Lode floodbank which is the route of the public footpath, where signs forbid cycling. It might be considered more visually acceptable. All parish councils are for the route, including the one of which he is a member.
Our campaign for safer walking and cycling to/from NWCambridge now has a petition and a first video (of five) summarising our position.
See our new video summarising our petition:
I’d be delighted if you could promote this to your networks. Time is of the essence because a Senate House discussion is coming up [3 Nov 2015], and I will report the number of signatures on our petition there. (But signatures after the date will still be useful.)
Anyone is welcome to sign the petition; we ask people to use the Comment field to let us know if they are University Member / University employee / City resident / SouthCambs resident / etc.
For twitter purposes the recommended hashtag is #EddingtonSafety and there is an @EddingtonSafety account too.
Thanks very much
David J C MacKay FRS
Regius Professor of Engineering,
Cambridge University Engineering Department
Girton resident and parent.
Cambridge Cycling Campaign Member
My employer is planning to relocate from central cambridge to the Cambridge Business Park (near Waterbeach). There is currently no decent cycle (or footpath!) access to this business park which avoids riding along the A10. I am a confident cyclist but I am not looking forward to riding to work along sections of the A10.
Are there any plans for cycle route construction which the campaign can, perhaps, help accelerate?
There is a campaign for a cycle route between Bar Hill and Cambridge, also connecting Dry Drayton, Madingley and Coton to North-West Cambridge.
Currently cycle provision for these villages is poor. Bar Hill has lower rates of cycling than other villages that are closer to Cambridge.
The campaign site is: http://www.bhddmadcycle.com/
The Reach Fair ride takes place on the early Bank Holiday Monday (May Day) in May.
The web page for it is:
The planning overview is summarised:
I've created this issue to help plan this event.
Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread
The permeability gate between Hooper Street and Kingston Street is obstructive as it only allows passage in one direction at a time.
Given the ever-increasing amount of cycling in areas like this, it's time to get this replaced with a simple bollard arrangement that would allow two-way passage whilst still enable the emergency services to unlock for access in an emergency.
As the bridleway crosses Milton Road, it swaps sides of the busway, so most pedestrians and cyclists want to cross diagonally. However the toucan crossing only protects people crossing Milton Road. It doesn't stop busway traffic.
This is confusing and dangerous. When the road traffic stops at red lights, and the Toucan crossing turns green, it feels very safe to cross the busway. Yet buses can come from three directions (busway west, busway east, Milton Road south) at speeds of 30 mph.
Cyclists in particular are tempted to cross diagonally from north west to south east. Last week I saw a near accident.
The A14 is a very hostile, dangerous road for cycling.
Improvements to it, as well as broader changes to the national framework for cyclist crossings of major roads, are needed.
The County appointed an officer back in June to review parking policy across the County, starting with the City.
Vehicles are continually abusing cyclists who use the road here because the bus lane on the other side forces the carriageway to be narrow.
Although there is the cycleway, it has the usual problems of loss of priority at sideroads, bins in the way, people going in and out of driveways, etc.
Milton Road, like other main roads in the city, is a mix of typically bad bits of cycle infrastructure. There is considerable scope, possibly within the City Deal funding, to rework the whole streetscape to Dutch standards.
The Cottenham to Histon cycleway needs improvement.
The current Barton to Cambridge off road cycle path starts at the White Horse in Barton. During term time Cambridge bound traffic is now backed up and slow moving throughout Barton along the A603. This leaves no clear safe route for cyclists. The road has white hatchings down the middle and would be wide enough for a proper on-road cycle lane to leave a safe passage past the queuing vehicles.
There's a very poor dogleg right-angle with barriers at the entrance/exit from the West Cambridge site to Clerk Maxwell Road.
This should be turned into a wide splay with good visibility.
Has there been any improvement in the "new" NCN 11 route from Waterbeach to Lode since last summer? Last time I went that way I had to wheel the bike across fields and carry it over two or three stiles.
Any information, including a forecast date when a proper route is likely to be built, welcome. Thanks.
Starting a thread about this application here so we can continue on from the previous planning list discussion.
Martin Lucas-Smith // 11 threads
Major planning application here - c. 10,000 homes
The railway line from Cambridge to Newmarket turns out across Coldham's Common and right through the middle of Cherry Hinton, and then carries on passing to the north of Fulbourn.
There are currently (2013) two main routes from the east of Cambridge to Cherry Hinton - the Tins and Snakey Path. However both have long very narrow sections involving pedestrian conflict.
The railway line is single track - but satellite images show the bridges crossing Barnwell Road and Coldham's Lane were both built for dual track. So this means there should easily be enough room to accommodate a cycleway alongside the railway.
This route could then connect up with the Chisholm Trail and provide a direct fast cycle route to and from the city and the Science Park area.
The Landbeach Parish Council would like the bridgeway from Landbeach to Cambridge to be upgraded to a cycleway.
London Cycling Campaign has reorientated its policy towards a 'Go Dutch' approach.
This aims to learn from best practice abroad rather than continuing with the 'hierarchy of provision' that, in 20 years in the UK, has arguably failed to deliver meaningful change.
This is an overarching issue for conceptual discussion of this issue.
At the moment it is possible to cycle from Cambridge Road, near Madingley, to Girton, on a bridleway that crosses over the A428 and then passes under the M11 at the Girton Interchange. You can then cross three roads (A1307) and reach a pavement on the North-East side of the Interchange. Using the pavement you can then reach Washpit Lane and cycle up towards Girton. (The pavement is marked as a shared-use route on the OSM Cycle map, although I am not sure that it really is.)
Apart from having to be careful when crossing the A1307 junction it is a rather pleasant route to ride.
The Girton Interchange is being "improved" to reduce the bottleneck for cars. Does anyone know what plans there are to ensure that the current route through remains open and whether there are plans to improve the bridleway route through? Or will this be another example of roads being developed to the detriment of footpaths/bridleways.
Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread
Cherry Hinton Road is currently mainly typical 'blue sign on a pavement' provision, despite having the edge-to-edge width in places for proper cycle provision. A longer-term objective should be to upgrade this.
There are some evil short grey posts on the busway cycleway that are really hard to see in the dark. I have heard of a number of people hitting them with disastrous consequences
Project Orange is an attempt develop our general strategy during the year 2013.
1) Should Cambridge Go Dutch (or Copenhagenize)
2) A more assertive stance in our interactions with agencies: Demanding of them to make feasible what seems infeasible
3) focus on a regional area 10 miles (15 km) around Cambridge and a dartboard network structure to connect villages,
4) the development of a Bicycle Infrastructure Assessment Tool (BIAC) which will allow us to grade and praise provision
5) Priority over sideroads as part of a Dutch-style approach
5) Development of Visualisation Tools for major projects (Chisholm Trail, Newnham to Newmarket Rd, Mitcham's Corner)