Proposal from Lib Dem councillors for a zebra crossing.
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sound+fury // 1 thread
Proposal from Lib Dem councillors for a zebra crossing.
Created by Nick Flynn // 1 thread
A list of carpenters, cleaners, electricians, plumbers and other tradespeople who can attend jobs in Cambridge without needing a car parking space (for example those arriving by cargo bike) would be a useful resource.
It could be used by people who cannot offer car parking, or those who would prefer to choose someone who can arrive by sustainable transport.
Erection of detached three bedroom dwelling and associated works at 11 Hinton Avenue, Cambridge 11 Hinton Avenue Cambridge CB1 7AR https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PKYV2ZDXIU500 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0015/FUL
Erection of a single-storey two-bedroom dwelling. Land To The Rear Of 89-91 De Freville Avenue Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 1HP https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PIFYUZDXHQ200 Cambridge Application reference : 18/1805/FUL
Created by Matthew // 1 thread
Cambridge City Council through the Environmental Improvement Programme (EIP) have allocated funding to improve the streetscape by increasing the number of trees along on Chesterton Road. We have identified a number of potential locations for new trees as shown on the 2 maps below.
Currently we have funding available for a smaller number of trees then shown on the plans below. We wish to prioritise a number of these trees for the first phase of works. We would hope to be able to plant further trees when and if we get additional funding.
This consultation gives local residents and stakeholders an opportunity to comment on and rate the potential tree location options put forward.
All the potential locations will need to take into account highways infrastructure and underground utilities services, which may affect the locations currently being considered.
This consultation will end at noon on Friday the 15th of February 2018.
sound+fury // 1 thread
Proposed landscape works to form accessible paths to the front of Fitzwilliam Museum https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PL0SJLDXIV100 Cambridge
sound+fury // 1 thread
A new building of 8 residential units, adjacent to Newnham Mill (currently housing MillWorks restaurant.)
Need to measure the cycle parking sheds
May be a good one to test policy 80 and continuous footways as this will cut a new access driveway into the existing footway on the east side of Clerk Maxwell.
Erection of 35 dwellings (12 x 1bed, 4 x 2bed, 10 x 3bed and 9 x 4+bed) and re-position of existing access onto Clerk Maxwell Road. Provision of new spine road, parking, cycle provision, landscaping and associated infrastructure. Clerk Maxwell Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PKP81SDX0CE00 Cambridge Application reference : 18/2062/FUL
4.16 Cycle parking for residents will be provided on the proposed basement level. Access will be
provided via the main lobby, leading to a cycle wheel ramp. This will descend into a cycle
store room with capacity for 38 cycles. The main staircase and lift will descend into the
basement for direct access to the main residential block.
4.17 As part of the development proposals, an on-site bike / ebike loan scheme will be implemented
for the future residents of the services apartments to provide a readily available opportunity
for travel by cycle.
4.18 Visitor cycle parking will be provided at ground level, with capacity for 24 cycles. These will
be provided adjacent to the western front of the site and can be accessed directly from
Dimensions look OK. Main issue is basement. I think it's unavoidable, so the questions are:
What is the gradient of the ramp?
Is there enough turning space at the bottom?
What provision is being made for people who cannot use the stairs/ramp to reach the basement? (none currently, but the courtyard looks reasonable) Alternatively can the lift be used for cycles? (it's 2m by 2m)
Where are the mentioned e-bike hire bikes being parked?
Serviced apartment (sui generis use class) scheme containing 38no self-contained 1xbed room units along with Cafe, gym and community space at ground floor with a vehicle drop-off zone, disabled car parking space, cycle parking and associated landscaping and retention of existing BLI frontage. Romsey Labour Club Mill Road Cambridge CB1 3NL https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PKPLWXDXIQ900 Cambridge Application reference : 19/0004/FUL
sound+fury // 1 thread
Pembroke College's redevelopment of Mill Lane
Cycle shelter in back garden appears to be 5m by 2m (crudely drawn) while application claims there are 12 cycle parking spaces.
Change of use to 9-bed HMO for 10 persons (sui generis) 78 Arbury Road Cambridge CB4 2JE https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PJZLO0DXIF000 Cambridge Application reference : 18/2013/FUL
Claims to only require 9 cycle spaces under SCambs policy (probably correct). Transport Statement proposes 5 Sheffield stands. Site plan shows 4 Sheffield stands, positioned outside the red line. Application form claims only '5' cycle parking spaces to be provided.
County Highways is objecting to danger on the public highway potentially caused by deliveries and customers stopping in the mandatory cycle lane, as well as the positioning of the Sheffield stands on what appears to be public highway land.
Change of use from furniture shop to mixed A1 (retail) and A4 (drinking establishment) De Freville House, 6 , 56 High Green, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5EG http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=S/4542/18/FL South Cambridgeshire Application reference : S/4542/18/FL
Created by TJ // 1 thread
NICE - (national institute for Health and care excellence) are running a consultation on active travel for encouraging the general population to travel actively.
Created by Robert Sansom // 1 thread
Proposed new signallng for Trumpington Road / Chaucer Road junction.
Issues with this:
1. There is no details as to whether there are toucan crossing signals for the shared use path across the Chaucer Road Arm.
2. It does not improve safety for city-bound cyclists/pedestrians who still have to avoid vehicles turning left into Chaucer Road.
2. There remains a major problem with the on road cycle lane on the outbound side where the rear ends of large vehicles, especially coaches and busses, enter into the cycle lane as the vehicles make the slight right turn after the existing island.
Work is meant to be starting 14th January! Can I write a letter on behalf of the cycling campaign pointing out these issues?
Claims more than 7 cycle parking spaces to be provided in courtyard but I can't find any real details.
Outline application (appearance reserved) for the erection of 8 studio flats. The Seven Stars Public House 249 Newmarket Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB5 8JE https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PJDRKCDXI5K00 Cambridge Application reference : 18/1934/OUT
Well spaced Sheffield stands except that poles are blocking the aisles, making them unusable.
Development of seven apartments in a barn style building with associated cycle parking, car parking, refuse store, access, landscaping and all other works necessary to facilitate the proposed development. Land At Hudson Close Hudson Close Cambridge CB2 8HD https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PJMC26DXI8D00 Cambridge Application reference : 18/1953/FUL
Unsure why this is coming forward now but it appears they want to establish the Cambourne part of the busway that will run via Bourn Airfield site into Cambourne. There is a 4m 'footway' separated by a 0.5m buffer next to it. It's not labelled as such but this would probably be the 'strategic cycleway' link also via Bourn Airfield.
Approval of matters reserved for access, appearance, Landscaping, layout and scale following Outline planning permission S/3329/16/OL for a bus link between Sterling Way and Broadway. The outline application was not EIA development. Land between Stirling Way and Broadway, Land for bus Link, Between Stirling Way and the Broadway, Cambourne http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=S/4594/18/RM South Cambridgeshire Application reference : S/4594/18/RM
Proposes 120 cycle parking spaces via two-tier racks.
Four storey office development (B1 use) with associated car and bicycle parking, plant room, sub station and landscaping. William James House 50 - 55 Cowley Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 0WU https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PI6V39DXHMI00 Cambridge Application reference : 18/1782/FUL
sound+fury // 1 thread
Redevelopment of buildings to provide graduate student accommodation for King's College.
Appears to only have 1 cycle parking space.
Change of use to large scale HMO (Sui Generis), including detached annex. 386 Milton Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 1SU https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PIASY5DXHNZ00 Cambridge Application reference : 18/1796/FUL
There is now a nice new fully separated cycle path from the north end of Stow-cum-Quy along Colders Lane and Quy Road, which provides easy access to Anglesey Abbey, Lode, and a useful connection between cycle routes 51 and 11, with onward access to Wicken Fen. This is really great. However, to get onto this path from cycle route 51, just after the Newmarket Road junction with the A14, requires cycling along half a mile of busy, narrow, 30 mph road with no cycleway, and traffic calming (islands) that encourages wreckless overtaking of bicycles. The only safe option is to cycle on a narrow footpath with no signage.
Could at least painted cycle lanes be added to the road here, and with a 20 mph speed limit to make the village nicer for cyclists, residents and pedestrians? This could also encourage many more visitors to Anglesey Abbey from Cambridge to go by bike, and to go more regularly, benefiting the National Trust.
Cambridgeshire County Council have a project to upgrade the existing Girton-Oakington cycle path. The upgrade is planned between the northern end of Manor Farm Road in Girton and Mansell Farm in Oakington (start of 30 mph limit), between which the majority of the route will be widened to ~3 m. There are no real proposals to improve the junction with New Road.
cycle parking is a vague 'bike storage' area handwaved in the rear garden somewhere
the plot is oddly shaped like a triangle, and it's completely unclear how the rear garden could be accessed at all.
Erection of a detached 3-bed dwelling to the side of 57 Peverel Road. 57 Peverel Road Cambridge CB5 8RN https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PJ472YDXI2300 Cambridge Application reference : 18/1887/FUL
use of 'two-tier' racks in rear
Removal of front porch and side door. Bike storage to rear. 2 Cavendish Avenue Cambridge CB1 7US https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PJ0EYLDXI0I00 Cambridge Application reference : 18/1884/FUL
no cycle parking
Proposed new dwelling 60 High Street Trumpington Cambridge CB2 9LS https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PITMKYDXHWY00 Cambridge Application reference : 18/1855/FUL
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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.
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/
Proposed route along the rail corridor through Cambridge, part of which is in the Cambridge Local Plan.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
The County appointed an officer back in June to review parking policy across the County, starting with the City.
Martin Lucas-Smith // 9 threads
Major planning application here - c. 10,000 homes
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.
Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 1 thread
A Camcycle member is looking at starting a local campaign group with the aim of getting a cycleway to connect the villages of Horningsea and Waterbeach along the B1047.
Please share your ideas and advice for the route here.
The Road between Great Wilbraham and Fulbourn is very well used by Cyclists, runners and walkers throughout the year. It is a single track road with a 60 MPH speed limit. A bicycle path here would encourage more people to cycle to Fulbourn and Cambridge. The path would significantly improve safety for cars, pedestrians and cyclists.
Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread
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.
The Landbeach Parish Council would like the bridgeway from Landbeach to Cambridge to be upgraded to a cycleway.
Because of queuing for the Grand Arcade car park, amongst other things, the mandatory cycle lane on Pembroke Street and Downing Street is routinely abused by motor vehicles – one every 66 seconds on a Saturday afternoon http://www.cyclestreets.net/galleries/221/.
The corner at Free School Lane is a particular concern because vehicles traveling east can't see oncoming cycles.
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.
Created by Michael Cahn // 12 threads
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)
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.
Over the past couple of years of regularly cycling between Waterbeach and Cambridge on NCN11 I have noticed that the path between Waterbeach and Baits Bite Lock is in really bad repair and is getting gradually worse. I have been in touch with the council to ask them to repair it, and they told me that as far as they are concerned the path is only a footpath, and they have no obligation to maintain it to a standard suitable for bikes. Sustrans tells me they have no responsibility for maintaining that section of the route, and that the council should be responsible for it.
It seems absurd to allow the path to fall into total disrepair, but at the moment it doesn't seem like anyone recognises any obligation for its upkeep.
I am happy to go out occasionally with some secateurs and chop off the more annoying bits of greenery, but the path needs resurfacing and that feels a bit beyond me!
Does anyone have any experience with this sort of problem? Have they come across it on other sections of the NCN?
The Cottenham to Histon cycleway needs improvement.
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
Martin Lucas-Smith // 7 threads
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 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.
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.