Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Cambridge Cycling Campaign:
20/03912/FUL | Residential development containing eight flats along with access, car parking, landscaping and infrastructure | Land Rear Of Gibson House Paradise Street Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 1DJ
20/03838/FUL | Demolition of existing house and the erection of 3 No. dwellings | 38 High Street Chesterton Cambridge CB4 1NG
20/03877/FUL | Change of use from residential (C3) to large scale HMO for 12 persons (Sui Generis)
20/03966/FUL | Change of use from one dwelling to four flats, single storey rear extension and external alterations. | 1 Blackhall Road Cambridge CB4 3NJ
New thread for committee meetings
20/03034/FUL | Erection of new 2-Bedroom house adjoining existing house (number 168 New Street). | 168 New Street Cambridge CB1 2QX
Demolition of existing buildings comprising Anglia House, Kendal House inc. flats above, Regency House and Marble Store to rear and 1 Cambridge Road inc. flats above; redevelopment of the site comprising 28 new-build Class C3 residential units, and associated parking, 2no. A1 use class commercial units at ground floor level, inc. 2no. commercial parking parking spaces; proposed new landscaping and public realm improvements to Cambridge Road.
Land Comprising, Kendal Court, Anglia House, Kendal House, Regency House And 1 Cambridge Raod Cambridge Road Impington Cambridge CB24 9YS
Application reference : 20/03742/FUL
20/02728/REM | Approval of matters reserved for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline planning permission S/3064/16/OL for 155 dwellings following demolition of two existing dwellings | Land South Of 279 St Neots Road Hardwick Cambridgeshire
Storey's Way open again to through traffic
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Issues related to Milton being worked on by Milton Cycling Campaign, a new group formed by Camcycle members living in the village.
There's a wet greasy line the length of the southbound carriageway on Hills Road between OLEM and Station Road, just outside the bike lane. When I cycled down there around 8.50am there was a very strong smell of diesel.
TAKE CARE. Diesel doesn't just evaporate as petrol would but leaves a greasy slippery residue that can persist for some days.
I've tried reporting to County, who don't want to know. I've bounced the report to City; who knows if they will do anything or say it's not their problem either.
The Planning and Transport Scrutiny Committee consists of nine councillors who scrutinise the decisions of the Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces and the Executive Councillor for Transport and Community Safety.
20/03523/FUL | Erection of a 5 storey building and a 6 storey building for commercial/business purposes, erection of a transport hub, gymnasium, surface parking, landscaping and associated infrastructure including demolition of the existing building (St John's House) and associated structures. | Land In The North West Part Of The St Johns Innovation Park Cowley Road Milton Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 0ZT
Residential development of 75 dwellings along with access, car parking, landscaping and all associated infrastructure
Development Parcel L2 Topper Street Orchard Park Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Application reference : 20/03802/FUL
Redevelopment of land off Home Close and within the boundary of the Hain Daniels Group factory, in Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9NR. McCarthy & Stone’s initial plans propose to redevelop the site with Retirement Plus (Extra Care) accommodation with 65 apartments, 36 bungalows and seven cottages, all set within attractive landscaped gardens and with 45 on-site car parking bays.
A virtual consultation is available at https://mccarthyandstoneconsultation.co.uk/histon/proposals/ between Wednesday 16th September – Wednesday 23rd September 2020, looking for community feedback ahead of formal planning application.
Approval of matters reserved for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline planning permission S/0746/15/OL to provide 86 residential units following demolition of 39a Station Road West and the formation of a new access road.
39A And Lion Works Station Road (west) Whittlesford Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB22 4NL
Application reference : 20/03755/REM
Grand arcade cycle park is an underground cycle park at the Grand Arcade with around 500 cycle parking spaces.
There have been some issues with security, capacity and opening hours.
Demolition of existing car port and storage area and erection of 1no. dwelling and associated curtilage
Land Adjacent 1 Lovers Walk, Cambridge
Change of use from a small house in multiple occupation (C4) to a large house in multiple occupation (sui generis)
102 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1ER
Demolition of 1 no. building (Barmore) and erection of a four-storey building providing student accommodation, college cafe and social learning space, ancillary facilities and external works.
Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, CB3 0BU
Erection of a one bedroom bungalow and associated works, 17 Mere Way Cambridge CB4 2JP
20/03519/FUL | Change of use of an existing two-storey residential extension to form a separate two-bed dwelling. | 72 Ramsden Square Cambridge CB4 2BL
20/03535/FUL | Demolition of existing and construction of eight dwellings and associated external works | Good Technology 355 Newmarket Road Cambridge CB5 8JG
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The Landbeach Parish Council would like the bridgeway from Landbeach to Cambridge to be upgraded to a cycleway.
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)
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.
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.
The County appointed an officer back in June to review parking policy across the County, starting with the City.
A friend of mine had a head-on collision with an invisible , un-lit cyclist on the DNA trail about 2 months ago. The end of his handlebar went through his face, breaking his jaw and many facial bones, and he also had serious damage to his hip and leg. He was in hospital for about 2 months, and was very nearly paralyzed. As many of you know, the trail is narrow and very dark at night, when many people are coming home from the Adenbrookes campus. I am trying to persuade the County Council to make the path wider (there is a total of 17 feet on either side) and have it lighted with overhead lighting (solar powered ones are commercially available). Please let your County Council person know, and also please consider signing the petition at:
I really want to reduce the chances that others will be injured on this heavily used path
"The Greater Cambridge City Deal was signed by Central Government, Council leaders, businesses and the University of Cambridge and aims to secure hundreds of millions of pounds for the areas of Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire.
The Greater Cambridge City Deal aims to ensure that the success of the area continues by investing in the transport infrastructure, housing and skills needed to see future economic growth.
The first £100m of funding will be made available for transport improvements in the five years from April 2015."
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.
Rather than providing adequate cycle parking for their pupils this Sixth Form college is discouraging cycling and increasing the likelihood of cycle theft. The bikes that were previously attached to these railings are now left on the opposite side of the road where they are not so securely parked. See http://cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/27865/ #27865 or #27866
Although some cycle parking does seem to have been provided: http://cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/28093/ #28093, #28092 it is clearly not enough
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 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.)
Planning application here. Access issues need checking.
Access to and return journey from the Crematorium is a real challenge for the cyclist. Indeed, chances are you may end up in it if you try to ride your bike there.
Here we have a essential public service which is accessible by car only. Is this acceptable ?
These issues arise also if a convoy of bicycles was to accompany a coffin.
What is to be done?
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
The new road between Addenbrooke's Road and Robinson Way has some poor design features.
County Council press release: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/CMSWebsite/Apps/News/Details.aspx?ref=1154
Permission given for 286 homes. Concern was raised in 2010 about the positioning of the 715 cycle parking spaces.
Many issues here about cycle parking - not only the station itself but the CB1 area
It is intimidating to use this roundabout because of the high shrubbery in the middle. It is supposed to slow traffic down but my subjective feeling is that it doesn't
I propose the creation of bike/bus scheme: a bus service for Sundays and Bank holidays leaving Cambridge Rail Station, heading out through Barton Road and linking Burwash Manor, Wimpole Hall, Gamlingay Woods, Great Gransden Woods etc in a circular route. Short cycle routes to be developed around villages along the route. Cyclists can choose the length of journey they want to make and be assured of a ride home by bus if they do not wish to cycle back to Cambridge...
A 24 cycle bike-trailer can be towed behind a 20 seater bus, providing sustainable tourism access to South Cambridgeshire and passenger transport services for settlements that do not currently have Sunday services. Please respond and state whether you would be interested in such a service.
Is it legal or not to ride on either Christ's Lane or Milton's Walk ?
This junction has often been suggested a prime site where a continental-style 'all green phase' signalling scheme could be tried.
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?"
The link from Barton Road to the Lammas Land car park (and the car park itself) have been closed to all use by the County Council for some development work. This is a buisy cycle route, and no effort has been put into providing a diversion. Currently most people are cycling across the grass behind the hedge beside the road (though how long this will remain possible if it rains is unclear); an alternative is to use other paths across Lammas Land, but they are narrow, not actually marked for cycling, and it's further.
According to a notice at the junction with Barton Road this work will continue to the start of December. There was and is no warning when approaching from east of the river.