Collection of advice for people who cycle or are thinking about cycling.
Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Cambridge Cycling Campaign:
Collection of advice for people who cycle or are thinking about cycling.
Installation of an internally illuminated Digital Interactive Wayfinding Totem displaying walking routes and cycle, bus and train information, replacing existing real time bus information sign.
Cambridge Railway Station Station Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 2JW
Application reference : 20/01850/ADV
20/02171/OUT | Outline planning application for the development of Northstowe Phase 3A for up to 4,000 homes, two primary schools, a local centre (including employment, community, retail and associated services, food and drink, community, leisure, residential uses and other accommodation), secondary mixed use zones (including employment, community, retail and associated services, food and drink, community, leisure, residential uses), open space and landscaped areas, sports pitches, associated engineering and infrastructure works, including the retention of the existing military lake and creation of a new lake, with details of appearance, landscaping, layout, scale and access reserved. Application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement and involves works to/affecting existing Public Rights of Way. | Northstowe Phase 3A Rampton Road Longstanton Cambs
Cambridgeshire County Council has removed the cycle lane markings on Shelford Rd, apparently as part of their response to Covid-19 - but the roadside signs are still in place. Who knows what the plan is?
Photos on Cyclestreets at #124215 to 124265 (only 7 photos, but the numbering seems to have gone mad).
Brief proposal for temporary measures in Milton.
Raised as a result of COVID-19 distancing measures
In addition to or in concert with suggestions arising from Spaces to Breathe
1. Use a point closure at the north side of Cambridge to forbid southbound through traffic. Why? It eliminates through traffic in Milton, especially at peak times. There are other versions of this idea for Milton, such as modal filters. Driving into Milton centre should be further discouraged in favour of the A10 bypass.
2. Implement a 20mph speed limit throughout Milton. Why? Reducing speed limits slows down drivers, a bit. It shifts the balance in favour of walking and cycling. The street environment becomes calmer, cleaner and quieter. In residential areas, there are more walkers and people just drive slower naturally. In these areas, cycling and walking becomes more pleasant and statistically safer. Fatality rate in collisions drops significantly.
3. Remove on-street car storage on Cambridge Road / High street. Why? On-street car storage encourages people to choose the car when making journeys within Milton. (I've done it myself.) Nowhere within Milton is more than a 3 minute cycle journey away.
4. Give cyclists and pedestrians priority at several key junctions on the Milton-Cambridge cycle route.(Winship road to Cambride Road) Why? To encourage people to use these routes and improve safety.
The DfT has made it clear that the money will only be allocated for measures that truly make space for cycling (please let me know if you want to see the letter, as it has not been widely shared). Those painted lanes do not meet the criteria set by the government, so they will have to be paid by Cambs Highways.
The deadline for councils to bid for the funds is Friday June 5th - in 6 days! If anybody has got any follow up suggestions I would suggest emailing our concillors well before that date, as any measures proposed will also have to be reviewed by Cambs Highways before they are sent off.
Change of use from Class 1 to Class 3 residential. See thread for more.
Condition 17 - Cycle parking and Refuse storage
1 Mere Way Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 2JP
Application reference : 17/1894/COND17
The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) has secured up to £400m of funding for the second stage of the City Deal.
20/01474/REM | Reserved Matters application pursuant to application 07/0620/OUT for Phase 3 of the Community garden at Clay Farm, to include a permanant community building (replacement of temporary building), new central east-west footpath through community garden and new cycle link to western edge of site. | Land South Of Long Road And East Of Hobson's Brook Clay Farm Development Site Long Road Cambridge
Created by cpax // 1 thread
This ancient right of way is used by cyclists ,horse riders and walkers and is becoming un approachable with no drop kerbs and
with new roads being built that ignore the existence of this route and lack of clear signage , we are in danger of losing this
important route .
Modification of planning obligations (Affordable Housing tenure) contained in a Section 106 Agreement dated 11 July 2018 pursuant to planning permission 17/2214/FUL.
Land At Anstey Way Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Application reference : 20/02289/S106A
www.cyclestreets.net/location/115949/ to 115951 -
After all our correspondence with the chief exec of Highways England this is a pretty clear two fingers to all non-motorised users - the shared-use footway comes to a sudden end dumping north/westbound cyclists et al in the south/eastbound side of a dual carriageway with a 'safety' barrier blocking the way across. Insane.
What makes a good school street?
Where should we have school streets in Cambridge?
How can we campaign for school streets?
20/02142/OUT | Outline planning application for the development of Northstowe Phase 3B, comprising up to 1,000 homes, a primary school, secondary mixed use zone (with retail and associated services, food and drink, community, leisure, employment and residential uses), open space and landscaped areas, engineering and infrastructure works, with details of appearance, landscaping, layout, scale and access reserved. Application accompanied by an Environmental Statement. | Northstowe Phase 3B Station Road Longstanton Cambs
We need a front page link to sections about bike maintanace (links to YouTube videos) and tips for novice (or returning riders) Cycle Streets/ Bikeability etc (there were articles about maintence in old newsletters.
The Environment and Scrutiny Committee consists of eight councillors who scrutinise the decisions of the Executive Councillor for Communities, Executive Councillor for Climate Change, Environment and City Centre, plus the Executive Councillor for Streets and Open Spaces.
20/01575/FUL | Renovation and extension to the existing Labour Hall to provide a new 3 bedroom dwelling. Erection of new 3 bedroom dwelling to land to the rear of the existing building | 138 High Street Cottenham CB24 8RX
Proposals for a Cambridge Great Park have been made through the local plan process.
Taking in the Gog Magog hills, the banks of the River Cam and Midsummer Common, the park would encircle the city and it is hoped could be enjoyed by generations to come.
The group behind these proposals (BCR Infinity Architects) would like to know our thoughts about the park and cycling connectivity to and through the park.
You can learn more about the proposals in a recent Cambridge Independent Article: https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/public-asked-for-ideas-for-new-cambridge-great-park-9106437/
20/01738/FUL | Demolition of exising garages and redevelopment to provide eight residential dwellings (Use Class C3) along with car and cycle parking and associated infrastructure and landscaping. | Land At Lilac Court Cambridge
Prior approval for a change of use from Class A1 to Class C3 to become a dwelling. | 153 High Street Chesterton Cambridge CB4 1NL
Prior Approval notification of proposed change of use from B1(a) (offices) to Class C3 (dwellinghouses) to create 68 dwellings. | National Institute Of Agricultural Botany Huntingdon Road Cambridge CB3 0LE
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Construction of 87 2bedroomed apartments, flanking a new public park to the south of Anstey Hall in order to provide assisted-living accommodation for people over 65. The Listed house will be adapted to serve as the central facilities for the retirement community. | Anstey Hall Maris Lane Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 9LG
Created by Rosamund Humphrey (Admin Officer) // 1 thread
Erection of 2no 2bed semi-detached dwellings with associated external works and drainage, with access via existing parking area at Trefoil Terrace. | Trefoil Terrace Budleigh Close Cambridge CB1 3BJ
Demolition of existing single storey bungalow and erection of a terrace of 3no. 3bedroom houses along with new parking arrangements and associated works. | 248 Coldhams Lane Cambridge CB1 3HN
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The most popular issues, based on the number of votes:
The installation of one stand in the boundary of M&S facing Market Hill Square.
A DfT consultation to see whether speed limits on single carriageways should be introduced for HGV's. This will clearly have implications for cycle safety.
Travis Perkins Development has major impact on Chisholm Trail.
We have a letter from the developer outlining their position - let's see if I can attach this...
There is a lengthy discussion of the Chisholm Trail, the gist of which is that they don't see why they should make any further accommodation for it when it is mainly Network Rail's land that is earmarked for the route. They dangle a small carrot in that they might release the corner piece of land to mitigate the pinch point you identified - but only if this application is given the go-ahead.
"The Greater Cambridge City Deal was signed by Central Government, Council leaders, businesses and the University of Cambridge and aims to secure hundreds of millions of pounds for the areas of Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire.
The Greater Cambridge City Deal aims to ensure that the success of the area continues by investing in the transport infrastructure, housing and skills needed to see future economic growth.
The first £100m of funding will be made available for transport improvements in the five years from April 2015."
The busway cycleway is sometimes flooded in this section.
The County Council need to address this.
How can we support the growth of local initiatives ?
How can we overcome the division urban and rural cycling?
Would it be useful to establish a network of regional groups?
Could such a network become an interesting partner for the county planners?
Would politicians be able to hear us better if we speak from a position of regional awareness, a a group of groups?
Would it help the elected to understand that things are changing on our roads?
Could such a network support constituent groups, facilitate exchange between these groups, become a more important player in the national context?
Could such a network attract its own funding?
What would be a good name for such a grouping (NAMES ARE IMPORTANT)
We have CTC, Ely, A10 Corridor, Martin T thinking about something in Bury St Edmunds, "Routes around Chatteris", Wisbech forum (set up by the County), - anything else ?
Gallagher Estate, master planners of Orchard Park will soon hand over the highways for adoption by the County Council.
We won't be able to fix this car centric development, but within it there are many pavement cycleways, "cyclists dismount" signs, cul-de-sac signs and others which are wrong or don't apply. There are also issues with dropped kerbs etc.
I am looking for volunteers to audit Orchard Park, making a list of corrections we require before Gallaghers hands this project over.
Outline of issues affecting Histon Rd between Gilbert Rd and Victoria Rd. This stretch is without bike lane. Car parking on one side only, from Victoria Rd to pedestrian access to Recreation Ground.
The fuller length to the north is also part of a City Deal scheme.
AstraZeneca have announced they will by 2016 move to the Biomedical Campus on the Addenbrooke's site. We need to engage with them.
Hello, I'm wondering how many other Cambridge cyclists have shared the experience I've had (about once per month now) regarding a particular elderly lady who insists that bikes are not allowed on the "footpath" adjacent to the Trumpington allotments, between Shelford Rd & the new busway in CB2. This path seems clearly demarcated as a shared pedestrian-cycle path on the cycle maps provided at the council link (below). However, it is not clearly labeled as such on the path itself, leading her to become quite angry with any cyclist who gets near her & her dog while they're out walking (and obstructing the path to underscore her point). "It's a footpath" she yells, and storms away.
So my questions are 1) am I correct in interpreting the council map (below) as permitting bikes on this path and 2) how might one go about requesting proper signage, clearly saying bikes & pedestrians are both welcome?
Thanks for any feedback, Robert
Greater Anglia has just issued a consultation on cycles at stations and on trains
Martin Lucas-Smith // 4 threads
The cycle lanes here are a mish-mash of narrow legacy infrastructure, and are often awkward to use.