no cycle parking
Erection of a 1-bed, 2 storey dwelling to the rear of 25/25A Cockerell Road.
25 And 25A Cockerell Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 3RU
Application reference : 18/1500/FUL
Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Cambridge Cycling Campaign:
no cycle parking
Erection of a 1-bed, 2 storey dwelling to the rear of 25/25A Cockerell Road.
25 And 25A Cockerell Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 3RU
Application reference : 18/1500/FUL
Proposed site plan: it looks like they are extending an existing set of wheel-benders by adding more wheel-benders.
Extension to the building, extension to an external plant compound, new generator compound, extension to existing cycle parking and new bin enclosure.
436, Cambridge Science Park, Milton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0QA
Application reference : S/3269/18/FL
Cycle parking provision consists of a plan marked with 'Alcove used for bicycle storage (using a purpose made bike rack)'
Erection of an attached building containing 3 dwellings. Single storey rear extension following demolition of existing conservatory and rear box dormer with Juliet balcony to main dwelling. Retrospective subdivision of main dwelling into two flats.
38 Ramsden Square Cambridge CB4 2BL
Application reference : 18/1397/FUL
The applicant very strongly claims that there are 81 residential cycle parking spaces (including in a follow-up email to the case officer to correct some errors in the application) and 5 visitor spaces.
Revised Planning Statement: "Communal residents’ cycle store (81 spaces) in basement at both the Chesterton Road end of the site (59 spaces) and the Sandy Lane end of the site (22 spaces)"
I can only count 46 residential cycle parking spaces in the diagrams, split between 24 spaces in the Block A (front) basement and the Block B (rear) ground floor. ALL of the cycle parking spaces, including visitor, are of the non-compliant 'wheel bender' variety. The Block B does not even have an access aisle for the wheel benders.
The Block A basement cycle park is accessible through either the rear car lift or the regular building lift in the front. Both appear to be large enough, however I would want to see a planning condition to ensure that both lifts are always available for use by people with cycles (to prevent any officious 'health and safety' concerns from killing the access).
Proposed serviced apartments (sui generis) comprising 32 x studio and 14 x 1 bed units together with hard and soft landscaping, an external garden room, cycle and refuse stores, basement car parking spaces and visitor cycle parking
Former Hamilton Lodge Hotel 156 - 160 Chesterton Road And Land Rear Of 162 Chesterton Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Application reference : 18/1245/FUL
15 affordable dwelling units providing 26 bedrooms, with 26 cycle parking spaces, and 17 car parking spaces.
Block A cycle parking (2 areas) has some substandard dimensions:
* detached area (8 spaces) has a substandard door less than 90cm
* integral area (9 spaces) has door positioned badly such that the first cycle parking space may occlude over 30cm of the entry, and there is a 90cm pinch point along the aisle
There are also 3 detached houses with 'garden sheds' for cycle parking:
* access to the gardens is through substandard 90cm doors
* insufficient detail is shown about the sheds to determine their layout, except that they appear to be about 200cm by 250cm in width and length, which should be OK and details can be secured through condition, although the shed doors may also be 90cm, which is substandard.
Demolition of existing flats and erection of 12no affordable apartments and 3no affordable dwellings with associated access, car parking and landscaping.
9-10A Ventress Close Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 8QX
Application reference : 18/1470/FUL
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I cycle commute to the Science Park every day, riding Northbound on new cycle path past Cambridge North station. Over the past few weeks I've noticed a mobile tea wagon set up on the grass beside the new cycle/foot path directly opposite the station. I have no idea whether this has been sanctioned by the station authorities, or is just a trader using his initiative.
I'm concerned that the position of this mobile wagon is making my commute less safe:
- location obscures the view for cyclists as they ride towards the station. Location is on a curve in the path and it obstructs the otherwise clear view in both directions for cyclists, obstructing the view of cycle traffic approaching from opposite direction.
- location restricts the path width, particularly when pedestrians are buying refreshment. There are a couple of 'bar stools' set up and the wagon itself encourages pedestrians to cross the a busy cycle path.
- the fold-up roof of the wagon protrudes out over the path. It is a thin flat roof hard to see even in daylight. (As mornings get darker it will be invisible.). Tall cyclists, or any cyclists standing up on the pedals, could easily collide with this roof. There is a danger of serious injury/decapitation.
Last week I stopped and politely mentioned these matters to the owner. I have asked him to instead set up in the wide lay-by 50 m further up the path but he has not moved yet.
The roadway has double yellow lines. I believe this means that Please note that yellow lines apply from the centre of the road to the edge of the highway. This means that you cannot park on the pavement or verge either.
Does the CCyC have any contacts at Cambridge North station who we can take this up with on safety grounds? If not, how can we get this waggon moved? It is only a matter of time that a Science Park cycle commuter has a serious accident here.
Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 1 thread
The City and South Cambridgeshire councils are working in collaboration to prepare an Area Action Plan (AAP) to govern the future redevelopment and regeneration of the Cambridge Northern Fringe area.
Outline planning permission for a new mixed use village comprising residential development of approximately 3,500 dwellings; mixed uses comprising employment, retail, hotel, leisure, residential institutions; education, community facilities, open space including parks, ecological areas and woodlands, landscaping; engineering for foul and sustainable urban drainage systems; footpaths, cycle ways, public transport infrastructure; highways including a principal eastern access from the roundabout on St Neots Road and western access with Broadway including first section of strategic public transport route; associated infrastructure, groundworks and demolition; with all matters reserved except for the principal highway junctions from the St Neots Road roundabout and onto Broadway with some matters reserved except for access. This application is subject to an Environmental impact assessment.
Bourn Airfield, St Neots Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TQ
Application reference : S/3440/18/OL
Created by Liz Irvin // 6 threads
In a recent newsletter edition, CamCycle presented a vision for Mill Road with reduced through traffic, allowing more room for cycling, pedestrians, buses and 'people parking'. Now that this vision has been presented, we would like to organise two public consultation sessions to get the views of people who live, work and travel in the area. The plan is to hold one session of each side of the bridge so we cover Petersfield and Romsey.
The Petersfield event will be held at St Barnabas church on Tuesday, October 16 from 4-7pm (to capture the after school, after work crowd). The Romsey event will be held at St Philips church hopefully the following week, but I am yet to confirm a date.
It would be great to get some input into these events, as I am new to the area so getting some historical/planning background would help. And if anyone would like to help with organising them that would be great as well. We're planning on printing off big maps of Mill Road and having them spread out for people to draw and write on. We will also have stickers for people to add to points they agree with.
It would be great if we could have an online method of contributing as well, as I know sometimes turning up in person isn't possible. I think an interactive map that people can add comments to and then other people can 'like' would be a good way to do this. So if anyone has ideas about building something like this, that would be very useful.
Still has high low stands as applicant indicated in prior correspondence.
Demolition of 51-55 Elizabeth Way and construction of a new three storey block of flats comprising twelve apartments, associated amenity space and cycle parking provision (Resubmission of application 18/0532/FUL)
51-55 Elizabeth Way Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 1DB
Application reference : 18/1427/FUL
There are places available on the 'Wheel Building 1' course in Cambridge on Sat 13/10/18. This is aimed at people with little or no experience of wheel building.
For information and to enrol, please visit:
3x 2BR semi-detached houses.
Cycle parking provided by 'sheds', unclear on detail, except that they appear to be 1.5m by 2.1m in dimension.
Access to plot 1 is open, access to plot 2 garden is via a 0.8cm gate, and access to plot 3 garden is via an 0.7m gate and 0.7m corridor of 8.5m length.
6 car parking spaces, which exceeds the limit.
The driveway narrows to 3.5m for a significant length, although they claim to have discussed this with Highways already.
3 houses on Drayton Close have their rear gardens abutting this site and apparently gain access to their rear gardens through it. There is proposed laneway access to maintain that, at 1m width. This may pose an issue for the people living in those 3 houses.
18/1414/FUL | Demolition of garages and erection of 3no. affordable dwellings, partial widening of access and associated works | Colville Road Garages Colville Road Cambridge CB1 9EH
REVISED EIXSITNG [sic] AND PROPOSED PLANS AND ELEVATIONS: 'New wall-mounted vertical bicycle stands to provide 6 no. bicycle'
Just a quick look over reveals some serious problems.
Planning Statement Section 2.3 - 'main' cycle/pedestrian route is somewhat indirect and appears to run within the blind-spot of several driveways.
Planning Statement Section 4.4 - a litany of how NOT to design cycle parking.
Layout - missing pedestrian crossings at several minor junctions - although there also appear to be some continuous footways at others, curiously enough.
Approval of reserved matters for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following Outline planning permission S/0388/12/OL for the erection of 240 dwellings along with garages, roads, sewers and all ancillary, the outline application was subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
sound+fury // 1 thread
Consultation regarding demolition and new residential building in its place.
Change of use from Office (B1(a)) to Student Accommodation (C2) with associated works.
Hillcross Bells School Red Cross Lane Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 0QU
Application reference : 18/1355/FUL
Space for 20 students to stay there buy only 'up to 11' cycle parking spaces provided.
18/1365/B1C3 | Prior Approval notification of proposed change of use from B1(a)(Office) to Class C3 (dwellinghouses) to create 6no. 1xbedroom units. | 23 Tenison Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 2DG
No cycle parking shown in drawings
Applicant has failed to provide adequate information about their cycle parking. I'm concerned this will be passed as there is *still* no cycling officer to review the application.
Condition 3 - Cycle Parking
73 Bridewell Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 9EN
Application reference : 14/0470/COND3
D&A mentions there is space for cycle parking but the site layout doesn't show it.
Application for outline planning permission for residential development of 2 no. 3 bed room houses with all matters reserved apart from appearance, landscaping, layout and scale.
The Erection of 2 No. 1-Bed flats and 1No. 2-bed two-storey semi-detached dwelling following the demolition of the existing dwelling
89 and 89A, Cambridge Road, Girton, Cambridge, CB3 0PN
Application reference : S/3220/18/FL
no cycle parking
Proposed three bed dwelling
24 Elfleda Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB5 8LZ
Application reference : 18/1319/FUL
Detached rear garden flat. Cycle parking vaguely specified to be in a corridor next to the building. Shows 1 car parking space for the new flat and 2 car parking spaces next to the new flat that are unclear in use. Also claims that the front garden will be used for car parking, which has attracted the attention of Highways noting that there is no existing permission for an access onto Hills Road, and they would oppose any that required reversing onto Hills Road.
(note: the houses on this stretch of Hills Road almost all appear to have this form of illegal front garden parking, sigh)
Erection of a detatched one bed dwelling.
99 Hills Road Cambridge CB2 1PG
Application reference : 18/1339/FUL
Application for Prior Approval under Part 18 for construction of new gated east side stairway from Mill Road to provide access to train drivers walkway, including alterations to arches 5 and 6 to facilitate new sidings, walkway and passive provision for Chisholm Trail.
Mill Road Bridge Mill Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Application reference : 18/1372/CAP18
D&A features photo of wheelbenders serving as 'cycle parking' for proposed HMO.
Change of use of the building into a large HMO (Sui Generis use class) with 5 bedrooms serving 7 people.
51 Akeman Street Cambridge CB4 3HE
Application reference : 18/1300/FUL
This map shows all issues, whether points, routes, or areas:
The most popular issues, based on the number of votes:
What to do about disgraceful decisions like this:
Clearly, the magistrate erred seriously in matters of both fact and law - all the prosecution had to prove was that the way he drives falls below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver.
Equally clearly, it did - nobody who could possibly be described as "competent and careful" would run over something the size of a cyclist without even being aware of it. He even admitted that he was talking on the phone at the time.
It staggers the mind to think what on earth the magistrates were thinking - or what with. Maybe they slept through the case, so didn't hear the prosecution, but were woken up for the defence (how there can be any defence for that is beyond me). Maybe they are dangerous drivers themselves, so sympathise with others of the same ilk instead of adequately discharging the responsibilities they are charged with? Mark Tyler also deserves complete contempt for not pleading guilty, and so preventing this gross miscarriage of justice. He should have been thanking his lucky stars that the police and CPS are so incompetent as not to pursue Dangerous driving, which it equally clearly was.
How can we get rid of incompetent idiots like Phil King (the lead magistrate in this case) who asserted that "there were “significant gaps” in the evidence". It is obvious to me that this dangerous idiot is perverting the course of justice by remaining in his position.
Presumably his colleagues on the bench conspired with him in this perversion - they could (and should) have over-ruled him unless they were parties to the conspiracy, surely?
The evidence was all there - there was a cyclist in front of him - whether the cyclist was upright or on the ground is irrelevant. Mark Tyler drove over him. Neither of those facts were in dispute. That is not the action of a competent and careful driver, and it should be beyond question that a person being in front of the vehicle is something which the driver should be expected to be aware of, which means the test in s3ZA of the Road Traffic Act is satisfied, and the accused is guilty.
The evidence also meets the test in s2A (Meaning of dangerous driving) so there is no excuse whatsoever for clearing him of even the lesser offence of careless driving. With driving like that, it is clear, beyond reasonable doubt, that he should not be in possession of a driving license, and the magistrates failed in their duty to relieve him of it.
As long as dangerous criminals like Phil King are allowed on the bench, the roads will never be safe for anyone.
As a footnote, from the report is appears that this dangerous character commutes from Whitchurch, Hampshire to Clifton Way, Cambridge. What length does that make his effective working day?
It's about 120 miles each way, so at least 4 hours driving (considerably more if in the "rush hour") on top of a full workday. It's utterly moronic to make a commute like that - when I worked anywhere near that far away, I commuted weekly. But this happened on a Wednesday.
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.
The new road between Addenbrooke's Road and Robinson Way has some poor design features.
The busway cycleway is sometimes flooded in this section.
The County Council need to address this.
11 flats replacing existing building
I've just sent a sharp email to the Council. It reads as below. If the council can't do joined up information on their own websites, how do they expect people to make these modal shifts in transport that they are so keen on?
"Dear Parking services,
I've just done a google search on this.
first item says "multi-story car park with cycle parking and pushchairs
However, when you then go to the Park St car park page, it says nothing
about either cycle parking being available, nor about the pushchair loan
scheme. How about a link to
on the website, so we don't have to do a separate search, so that when
people go to the Park St website, they can get all of its features? They
may even then decide to cycle into town rather than drive.
I was looking for this information as I was just emailing a friend who
lives in Chesterton and has a nine month old child, who I wasn't sure
would be aware of this scheme, which she may find useful. However, if we
have to spend five minutes doing exactly the correct google searches, it
counts as a "secret facility" apart from those in the know.
I wasn't aware, for example, that you could also get pushchairs at the
Grand Arcade one. This information needs better dissemination, and
linking from within the car park and other public transport pages, so
that people can make a properly informed decision about their transport
choices when visiting the city. This, surely, is the way to get modal
shifts in people's transport choices?"
Is it legal or not to ride on either Christ's Lane or Milton's Walk ?
Currently there are 'No cycling' notices despite this being a major cycle route.
Although it is unlikely that major works can be done to the bridge, changes on the approaches could reduce the conflicts, by improving 'intervisibility' between the different users.
A meeting between various parties (Councillors, County bridge engineer, cycling officers, and cycling campaign is proposed.
Proposed building will have 3000 employees, 250 car parkign spaces and 900 bike parking spaces
A local campaign group has been formed to push for improvements to this busy roundabout
Created by Anna Langley // 2 threads
This intersection needs a right turn light for bikes turning from St Andrew's Street into the Downing Street contraflow lane.
Doing so feels unsafe with buses coming up from behind, and little opportunity to get across the intersection.
I'm considering setting up a 38 Degrees petition on the matter, but wanted to see if this issue had been campaigned on before.
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.
Plans are emerging for development on the Coldham's Lane site with implications for the surrounding area including links with Cherry Hinton.
Aims of a bike harvest:
- Reduce bike ‘litter’
- Improve the number of available bike parking spaces
- Recycle bikes and provide affordable bikes (with lights) for new students
- Employ disadvantaged people
Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread
This area has long had dangerous cycle lanes that encourage people to cycle in the dooring zone.
The County have funds to upgrade this section. The question now is what should be present instead.
Created by Stephen Lawrence // 1 thread
Some people are especially sensitive to lights, including flashing lights, and lights which point directly into their eyes. Both these two situations can result in migraines for the unfortunate observer.I am glad to read that German law mandates downward-focussed lights. We should do the same.
Flashing lights used to be illegal (i.e. when incandescant lights were the norm) but the law was changed to specifically allow them. However, for the reason above, and also because judging the speed (and to some extent the position) of a bicycle is impossible when the light is flashing could actually make flashing lights less safe. Batteries have improved and LEDs are more efficient, and the battery life even on 'steady' mode is way more than in the 'days of yore' hat some of us knew.
The Mill Road traders are planning a meeting to discuss congestion on Mill Road and have asked us to send a representative. What ideas do we have to for Mill Road?
Complete separation of cyclists and cars can't always be achieved. To make sharing of the road safer I would like to propose using rumble strips instead of flat paint to separate the bike lane from the rest of the road. It would act as a physical reminder for car-drivers that they are encroaching the bike lane. This happens particularly near pinch points like road bends or crossroads. So even just a selective application of rumble strips could have a very positive effect, I believe. What's the view of the cycling community? Has it been tested?
Created by Al Storer // 1 thread
Cycling and Walking provision at Cambridge Science Park is poor. Lets try and get it fixed
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.
Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread
Fulbourn/Cherry Hinton Eastern Access is one of the five City Deal 'cross-city improvements' schemes.
"The growth of housing and employment sites in the Cherry Hinton and Fulbourn Road area, such as the expansion of the ARM headquarters will put further pressure on local roads. Improving the cycleways on Fulbourn Road would enhance cycle access to the city centre and contribute to the completion of the cycleway network in this part of south-east Cambridge."
Martin Lucas-Smith // 3 threads
Downing College are cracking down further on people cycling through the area. Gate now moved and is locked.
The installation of one stand in the boundary of M&S facing Market Hill Square.
Various issues in Cambridge regarding bus driving and cyclist interactions. Work needs to be done to deal with this.
(This is actually a city-wide issue, but I've marked this as the bus station for now.)
Martin Lucas-Smith // 2 threads
This junction has a new cycle lane over a widened pavement. This looks like very substandard infrastructure, encouraging pavement cycling, that should never have been approved by the County Council.