Issues

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.

You can create a new issue using the button on the right.

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

  • Old Press / Mill Lane Site

    Created by Robert Sansom // 1 thread

    The University and Pembroke, Darwin & Queens' College are proposing a large redevelopment of the Old Press / Mill Lane site.

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  • 18/0440/FUL 134 Perne Road - Existing house subdivided into 3 flats

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Unsecured cycle shed is 2.4m by 1.2m and appears to be far too small to accommodate 3 cycles. Adjacent access passageway is probably too small too.

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    18/0440/FUL | Single storey rear extension and new bike store and conversion of existing dwelling into three flats. | 134 Perne Road Cambridge CB1 3NX

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=P5U9T5DXJW600

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  • 18/0420/FUL: Cycle and bin stores. 21-25 Fitzwilliam Road

    Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 1 thread

    Application to add another apartment to this development and for cycle parking for 21 cycles. Drawings suggest the rows of cycle parking may be too close together to allow adequate access.

    Two storey rear extension to create a two bed flat and cycle and bin stores.

    21-25 Fitzwilliam Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 8BN

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P5L75TDX0BD00

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 18/0420/FUL

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  • S/0791/18/FL Relocated Waterbeach railway station

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Missed this one - sorry.

    Two accesses: new road with junction on Cody Road and improvement to Bannold Drove to form primary NMU access. New road from Cody Road will have 3m verge-protected shared-use pathway on north side. Bannold Drove ('varies - nominal 4m width') will be surfaced, traffic-calmed and gated to prevent motor vehicle access to the station. Where Bannold Drove meets the new access road there will be a crossing with walking and cycling priority to reach the shared-use pathway on the north side. The pathway will end at the cycle parking area, currently proposed to be 100 spaces provided in covered double-stackers plus 6 Sheffield stands for 'larger cycles'. Passive provision is made for a mirroring set of double stacker stands.

    I think the main qualm is with the cycle parking. Unsure how much there should be, but with all this space there ought to be more Sheffield stands I think. Also unclear how much security there will be, if any. CCTV at a minimum like Cambridge North, I imagine, is what's achievable. I've been told that the current Waterbeach station suffers from bike theft quite a lot, so this is important.

    Ideally we would want segregated walking/cycling routes but I'm unsure this is worth pushing hard on since Bannold Drove will be relatively wide & used for emergency access possibly & this is not that urban a location (though maybe someday it will be?).

    Slightly outside our usual remit but we may want to join with some other commenters to note that it is horribly cruel to put the lifts at the far, far end of the platform away from the station entrance, meaning that anyone in a wheelchair has traverse the entire northbound platform to reach the southbound platform (and then move up to wherever the train stops). Knowing how often lifts fail, we should press for lifts to be included in both station bridges (there are two proposed, one at each end, but only the far one has lifts proposed now).

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    Relocated railway station comprising platforms, pedestrian bridges, access road, pedestrian and cycle routes, car and cycle parking, with other associated facilities and infrastructure.

    Land between Cody Road and railway, north of Waterbeach, Cambs

    http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=S/0791/18/FL

    South Cambridgeshire

    Application reference : S/0791/18/FL

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  • DfT Consultation - Reporting road accidents to the police

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/new-ways-to-report-road-accidents-to-the-police

    At the moment if you need to report a road traffic accident you must do so in person at a police station or to a police constable.

    This proposals in this consultation would allow police forces to offer drivers the option of submitting accident reports by other methods.

    The proposals would require changes to Section 170 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

    roadacc.stats@dft.gsi.gov.uk
    This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 24 April 2018

    Introduction
    1 Section 170 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (“the Act”) requires drivers involved in
    certain traffic accidents which occur on the road or other public place to report the
    accident in person at a police station, or to a constable.
    2 Reporting accidents in person puts burdens on drivers, businesses and police forces.
    Therefore the Government proposes to amend the Act to allow police forces to offer
    drivers the option of submitting accident reports by other methods.
    3 We expect that, as a result of this change, police forces will offer drivers the option of
    reporting accidents online or by telephone. This will make it simpler, quicker and
    cheaper for drivers to fulfil their statutory obligation to report the accident, and for the
    police to record the accident details.

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  • 18/0363/FUL Proposed Aldi on Newmarket Road

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    20 covered Sheffield stands in the rear for staff, 12 Sheffield stands out front for shoppers, plus the existing 4 hoops closer to the rear.

    There is also another retail shop next to the Aldi. Giving them the benefit of the doubt and combining their floor space gives 1,905 sq m.

    Retail cycle parking requirement here would be 1,500 / 25 + 405 / 75 = approx 66 spaces. So they fall about 50% short.

    Employee cycle parking is probably OK though.

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    Alteration to building and extension to provide loading bay. Reconfiguration of car park and associated landscaping. New S106 agreement to allow food retail.

    393 Newmarket Road Cambridge CB5 8JL

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P549FMDXJK100

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 18/0363/FUL

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  • S/0864/18/FL 125 Cambridge Rd, Shelford - 10 new flats

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    proposed cycle park is unviable, several spaces would be inaccessible

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    Demolition of the existing dwellinghouse and garage. Erection of a new residential building comprising 10 self-contained flats

    125, Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22 5JJ

    http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=S/0864/18/FL&theTabNo=3

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  • 18/0379/FUL 51-53 Argyle St - Demolish existing building, erect 2 dwellings

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    One 2-BR and one 1-BR.

    Only two cycle parking spaces claimed to be provided for three bedrooms.

    Cycle parking in rear gardens: no details on security or cover. Access door to garden in one case may be too small.

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    Demoliton of existing buildings and erection of 2 Dwellings

    51-53 Argyle Street Cambridge CB1 3LS

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P56F9NDXJL600

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 18/0379/FUL

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  • 18/0374/FUL 25A Mowbray Road - conversion/extension to form 7 flats

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Bike shed to be provided for each unit. No further details shown.

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    Conversion and extension of existing dwelling to form 7 no. residential units, including part two storey and part single storey rear extensions, hip to gable roof extensions, front and rear dormers, and other alterations.

    25A Mowbray Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 7SR

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P563NDDX0BI00

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 18/0374/FUL

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  • 16/0558/COND26 Condition 26 - Cycle Parking Spaces - University Arms Hotel

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Richard Taylor reports: ``Builders working on the @university_arms hotel in Cambridge have discovered they don’t have room to install the planned cycle parking racks in the basement so are asking councillors if “semi-vertical” racks would be OK for most of the spaces''

    Semi-vertical are much less usable than Sheffield stands. This would set a terrible precedent -- 'screw up' your build and you can duck out of Local Plan cycle parking requirements.

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    Condition 26 - Cycle Parking Spaces

    University Arms Hotel Regent Street Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 1AD

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P59R37DX0BD00

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 16/0558/COND26

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  • Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) safety review

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/cycling-and-walking-investment-strategy-cwis-safety-review

    QUOTE:

    ``Invites those with an interest in improving safety of cyclists and pedestrians to provide evidence, drawing on experience from the UK or other countries, that can be used to shape future policy decisions.

    Foreword

    Active travel, making journeys by physically active means such as cycling and walking, has huge potential benefits both for individuals and for our wider society. The Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, published in April 2017, set out our aim to make cycling and walking the natural choices for shorter journeys or as part of a longer journey.

    We have made good progress to date; Government spending on cycling trebled between 2010 and 2017, and on average people are cycling further than they did ten years ago. In some cities, notably London, there has been a sharp increase in the level of cycling. But there is much more to do, and our ambition in this review goes further still: to make cycling the natural mode of transport even for a 12 year old.

    Since the cycle safety review was announced, the Department has worked closely with cycling, walking and wider road safety organisations to identify the main issues that should be tackled as a priority to improve safety between cyclists and other road users. During that process of engagement, it became clear how many actual and potential policy areas were relevant to cyclists and pedestrians alike.

    Given our strong commitment to cycling and walking, we have therefore decided to use this review to consider safety measures that will bring cycling and walking closer together as part of our overall ambition to increase active travel.

    Cycling, like walking, needs to be universally seen as easy, fun and safe. Safety, and the perception of safety, are vital if we are to create a rapid increase in the use of active travel.

    The truth is that cycling is generally very safe, and serious accidents are rare. But we need to make it safer still, for all road users, so that it becomes a default mode of transport, whatever one’s age or background. But safety does not simply include road safety - it also includes physical health and well-being, in a clean and green environment. The evidence is clear: cycling and walking have the capacity to transform the health and well-being, not only of people who walk and cycle themselves, but of everyone in society.

    We now have a great opportunity: to recast local and national approaches to active travel, and create a new world of genuinely multimodal transport. But to do this we need your help, ideas and evidence. This consultation document summarises some of the key evidence for change, and then highlights key areas in which we are seeking your views.

    We are looking for great ideas, for evidence of what works, for examples of good practice from other countries, for innovative technologies, for imaginative solutions, and for idealism tempered with a sense of the practical. Over to you!

    JESSE NORMAN''

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  • S/0795/18/RM Cambridge Sport Lakes between Milton and Waterbeach

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Massive new site connecting Waterbeach and Milton along the west side of the railway. Includes a navigable tunnel under the railway connecting to the River Cam with a new bridge to maintain the existing towpath. Seems to have big implications for the Waterbeach Greenway option along the west side of the railway in addition to everything else.

    1.1.1 Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust (a registered charity) has been established to construct, maintain and operate a 95.1 ha 220-acre lake, country park, and Sports Centre close to the centre of Cambridge. The sports centre created from this vision, Cambridge Sport Lakes is intended to be one of the country's largest purpose-built sports facilities and competition venues for rowing, triathlon and cycling.
    1.1.2 The aim is to create a multi-sport facility designed for the teaching and practice of rowing,
    canoeing, triathlon, cycling and other sports from Community/Club level up to Olympic level. The Lakes will offer 100 acres of wooded parkland and 10 miles of bank habitat for the public to enjoy. It will be a place where hundreds can experience a sense of physical wellbeing on a daily basis through the pursuit of outdoor recreations.
    9.2.1 Fen Road at Milton is the only public highway that crosses the proposed site. This road runs east from the village centre of Milton and terminates at the towing path on the River Cam.
    9.4.1 Fen Road will cross the Training Lake on a new bridge with pedestrian and cycle access routes formed to connect Fen Road to the new towpaths on each side of the Lake. It will connect Milton village with the site.
    9.4.2 Fen Rivers Way (the towpath) will cross The Cut on a new bridge, the impact of which will be the requirement for gentle approach ramps on each side. It will connect to the new towpaths on each side of The Cut and provide public access into the site from the south.
    9.7.1 There will be considerable increases in public access for foot and bicycle traffic in the south, via new footways that will connect to the Fen Rivers Way (River Cam towing path), Milton Country Park and with Fen Road at Milton. At the north, they will connect into the village of Waterbeach at Cardyke Road, thus providing a north-south linkage with Milton. A designated cycleway will similarly link the park south to the Fen Rivers Way and has the potential to connect to the new Jane Coston Cycle Bridge over the A14 via Fen Road or Milton Country Park. At the north, the cycleway can connect into Cardyke Road at Waterbeach. This will add an important link in the Cambridge to Ely cycleway which is being developed by Sustrans.

    There is also on-site cycle parking in a covered shelter to be examined.

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    Application for approval of all reserved matters referred to in Conditions 1 and 5 of planning permission S/0032/06/F for the change of use of land to create a multi-sport park, construction of lakes with water storage, canal, new and changed roads, cycling and BMX tracks, Bridges (3), engineering operations, embankments and landscaping and outline permission to construct a sports centre, boathouse, finish line towers (2), warden accommodation (2) and amenity blocks (3).

    Land adjacent to Milton and between Milton and Waterbeach, Cambs, CB25 9NJ

    http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=S/0795/18/RM

    South Cambridgeshire

    Application reference : S/0795/18/RM

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  • Dangerous cycling

    sound+fury // 1 thread

    Following one incident involving a death from one person's dangerous cycling, a new law is proposed.

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  • S/0623/18/OL Histon - Glebe Way outline permission for 3 dwellings

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    No cycle parking specified.

    Major concern: new dropped kerb access proposed across the Cottenham/Histon cycleway. Visibility splays are minimal with regard to the shared use pathway, drivers' views would be blocked by hedges on either side. Dropped kerb will likely result in further degradation of the shared use pathway.

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    1, Garden Walk, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9HH

    Outline planning permission for up to 3 detached dwellings with new access and parking with all matters reserved

    http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=S/0623/18/OL

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  • 17/2214/FUL Trumpington Antsey Way 56 affordable apartments

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Cycle parking details provided in revised app. Fairly well drawn but there are a number of inconsistencies that need to be listed and reported (e.g. there are some gaps under 800mm between Sheffield stands) and an attempt at specifying cargo cycle parking that has good intent but seems to be random and spotty.

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    Erection of 56 no. affordable apartments, car parking and associated landscaping

    Land At Anstey Way Cambridge Cambridgeshire

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P17R79DXHQC00

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 17/2214/FUL

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  • 18/0278/FUL 49 Coleridge Road 5 flats & cycle parking

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Proposes an open-ended shed in the rear garden containing 5 cycles for 5 bedrooms. Text description says Sheffield stands, diagram shows in very fine detail that the proposed cycle stands are wheel benders. Four visitor spaces up front provided by two actual Sheffield stands.

    Garden door may be on the small side as well.

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    Extension and conversion of existing end of terrace house into 5 flats including single storey rear extension, first floor rear extension and roof extension with rear dormer and front roof lights. Erection of bin and bike stores.

    49 Coleridge Road Cambridge CB1 3PH

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P4964BDXJ5H00

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 18/0278/FUL

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  • 18/0202/B1C3 NIAB site - Proposed change of use from B1 to C3 to create 77 flats

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    There are several boxes labelled 'cycle parking' on the plans, that's all the detail given.

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    Prior Approval notification of proposed change of use from B1(a) (offices) to Class C3 (dwellinghouses) to create seventy seven flats.

    National Institute Of Agricultural Botany Huntingdon Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0LE

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P3OPHLDX0BD00

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 18/0202/B1C3

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  • 18/0212/FUL: Two bed dwelling. 1 Corrie Road, Cambridge

    Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 1 thread

    Space for 2 cars and only 2 cycles. Not a lot of detail but looks like cycle parking could be inaccessible between a wall and the bins.

    Two bed dwelling

    1 Corrie Road Cambridge CB1 3QP

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P3TT77DXIXS00

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 18/0212/FUL

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