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.

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

  • Appalling condition of cycleway between Fulbourn Tesco and railway

    Created by David Earl // 1 thread

    The cycleway has a sever problem with tree-root damage. The largest fault is a sharp triangular profile about 10cm high. This has been reported to CambsCC six times according to their fault reporting, starting two years ago, including one person who came off their bike beacause of it. I reported it in September 2018. Nothing whatsoever has been done about it.

    I wrote to my county councillor (John Williams, in whose division this also lies) about the failure to act in January. He did not reply. I have written again today.

    Yesterday, I was thrown off my bike by my pedal catching the largest upstand. Fortunately the only damage was a sore knee for a few hours.

    I have now made a formal complaint of negligence to the Counmty Council. They have had two years and a report of injury, but have failed to act.

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  • Tins railway bridge fencing

    Created by David Earl // 1 thread

    The chain-link fencing on the south side of the path on the west ramp off the Tins rail bridge is badly bowed out into the path. This is at face level and could take someone's eye out: it is dangerous.

    There was already a report on county HIghways for this, which was dismissed as "landowner responsibility", which may be network rail or may be the chalk pits land. There was no indication in the closed issue whether they had actually informed the landowner, so I reported it again today.

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  • Addenbrooke's roundabout - fundamental redesign

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 0 threads

    This is a hostile roundabout. It has been fiddled around with over the years, to add advisory cycle lanes, lights, pedestrian crossings, etc.

    The area needs a fundamental redesign, to replace the roundabout probably with a protected intersection design.

    It is outrageous that a health site such as Addenbrooke's has such an unsafe and anti-cycling junction as its main entrance.

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  • Rustat Road reduction of parking spaces to improve visibility

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 0 threads

    Now that the residents' parking scheme is in place, it is clear that there are many more spaces provided than are actually in use.

    The amount of space should be slimmed down ASAP.

    In particular, the area round the exit from the cut-through from Clifton Road desperately needs to have the parking removed year, to make the visibility much better. A couple of vehicles park there, yet they could easily park 20m away in one of the now empty bays.

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  • Station Road cycle lanes needed

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 0 threads

    Station Road has a bit of cycle lane provision, but it is spotty.

    There should be cycle lanes on both sides of the road, the full length.

    Taxis should have to queue in the station area car park itself, not 250m away on Station Road.

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  • Fitzroy Lane has no pavement

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 0 threads

    Fitzroy Lane is a major walking route to the Grafton Centre, but bizarrely has no pavement.

    One of the two parking queuing lanes should be removed, and pavements added on at least the east side of the street, if not both sides.

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  • Maid's Causeway / Newmarket Road cycleway

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 0 threads

    Maid's Causeway and the town side of Newmarket Road (until the roundabout) is a mish-mash of a few bits of cycle lane. This is a wide road.

    This should be changed to proper cycle tracks. This can be done without moving pavements.

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  • Dutch-quality cycle tracks for Elizabeth Way bridge

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 0 threads

    Elizabeth Way is wide. Currently cycling is permitted on the pavements.

    This should be changed to have dutch-style cycle tracks, achieved by narrowing the road slightly and narrowing the pavements (which are very wide and not heavily trafficked, so this would not disadvantage pedestrians).

    This would give a safer cycling environment, and improve the pedestrian experience.

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  • Advisory cycle lanes on Gonville Place

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 0 threads

    Gonville Place at the Mill Road end needs queue-busting cycle lanes, as per East Road.

    As the image shows, there is plenty of space here.

    The Hills Road end goes to three lanes so that would be more difficult. The Mill Road end is much easier and can be regarded as a simple 'quick win'.

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  • Cycle parking needed on Ainsworth Street

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 0 threads

    Like many areas of Petersfield, Ainsworth Street has no cycle parking but there are bikes left along the pavements.

    Cycle parking should be provided.

    Every night, and during the day, there are always at least some spots of car parking unused. Therefore there is scope to remove a few spaces and install residential cycle parking, as per Thoday Street.

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  • Kingston Street yellow lines should be double to prevent pavement parking

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 0 threads

    Kingston Street has a major problem with pavement parking.

    Bizarrely the yellow line restriction on the east side (nearest the railway) allows parking on that side of the road during certain times, but that is not possible to do without either blocking the road or parking on the pavement.

    Current restrictions are Monday-Saturday, 8.30am-5.30pm. This should be double yellow lines (24 hours). That would still permit deliveries.

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  • Trumpington Road cycle lane (opposite Nuffield Hospital)

    Created by piers // 1 thread

    This very short cycle lane is the quickest way to turn right into Brooklands Avenue. You can join it at the start (Latham Road), and depending on the traffic flow, continue in the left lane until you can get into the advance stop box turning right, or change into the right lane earlier.

    However, every couple of mornings, cars (or lorries) sit in the cycle lane blocking it. It seems to be if one car is in it, most are. If no cars are in it, none are.

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  • 19/1770/FUL - Change of use of former Cambridge Building Society branch to pub

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    Planning application to change the former Cambridge Building Society building to a pub.

    https://applications.greatercambridgeplanning.org/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=Q30JYCDXJIF00

    This is right on the corner with Downing Street. There is significant potential for delivery issues to cause difficulties if not conditioned.

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  • Vandalism of Riverside Bridge cables - 2019-12-12

    Created by ClareM // 1 thread

    Back on 12th December 2019, I cycled over Riverside Bridge and noticed that one of the bridge cables had been cut.

    I've just uploaded 2 photos to CycleStreets:

    I would like to know if it is since been repaired -so if anyone here cycles over Riverside Bridge, please could you take a look.

    And if it has not been fixed, who/how show I report it, please?

    Or has anyone else reported it already?

    Thanks

    Clare

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  • E-scooters and micromobility

    Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 2 threads

    The government has announced it will hold a consultation on the introduction of the battery-powered scooters to British roads.

    What are the implications for people cycling, walking and scooting?

    What is Camcycle's position/policy about e-scooters? 

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