The University and Pembroke, Darwin & Queens' College are proposing a large redevelopment of the Old Press / Mill Lane site.
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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.
Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 1 thread
A bus gate is proposed for Silver Street.
sound+fury // 1 thread
A thread on cam.misc. asks about the newly installed bike racks next to the hotel adjacent to the footpath.
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.
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
Created by Hester Wells // 1 thread
Replacement of existing community centre with a more accessible one
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
Application reference : 18/0420/FUL
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).
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
Application reference : S/0791/18/FL
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.
This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 24 April 2018
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.
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.
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
Application reference : 18/0363/FUL
proposed cycle park is unviable, several spaces would be inaccessible
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
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.
Demoliton of existing buildings and erection of 2 Dwellings
51-53 Argyle Street Cambridge CB1 3LS
Application reference : 18/0379/FUL
Bike shed to be provided for each unit. No further details shown.
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
Application reference : 18/0374/FUL
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.
Condition 26 - Cycle Parking Spaces
University Arms Hotel Regent Street Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 1AD
Application reference : 16/0558/COND26
No cycle parking shown
Demolish Existing Dwelling and replace with 3No. Dwellings at 7 High Street, Milton
7, High Street, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6AJ
Application reference : S/0700/18/FL
``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.
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!
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.
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
Application reference : S/0795/18/RM
sound+fury // 1 thread
Following one incident involving a death from one person's dangerous cycling, a new law is proposed.
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.
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
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.
Erection of 56 no. affordable apartments, car parking and associated landscaping
Land At Anstey Way Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Application reference : 17/2214/FUL
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.
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
Application reference : 18/0278/FUL
New detached dwelling and new vehicle access
Land adjacent to 245, Barton Road, Comberton, Cambridge, CB23 7BU
Application reference : S/0588/18/FL
Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread
There seems to be pressure for and against a footbridge at the location shown on the map, and the possibility of future pressure for this to be upgraded for cycling. We should be aware of this proposal.
There are several boxes labelled 'cycle parking' on the plans, that's all the detail given.
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
Application reference : 18/0202/B1C3
sound+fury // 1 thread
I'd like some Camcycle wisdom on buying a second hand bike.
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
Application reference : 18/0212/FUL
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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.
Created by Jim Chisholm // 3 threads
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.