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:

  • Cycle parking at the fire station development

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    This new development is almost finished, but there is no obvious sign of cycle parking on the frontage - which I believe may be for shops - yet (and the back area is obviously not publicly accessible at the moment).

    Do we know what cycle parking is planned here?

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  • Railway Route between Cambridge and Cherry Hinton

    Created by Simon Nuttall // 3 threads

    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.

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  • University Arms hotel revamp

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 2 threads

    The University Arms (next to the entrance to Parker's Piece) is planning a new frontage.

    This could have cycle access issues.

    Also this would be a good opportunity to push for a contraflow from Hobbs Pavilion to Regent Street.

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  • Planning application 13/0646/FUL: Gonville Hotel

    Created by David Earl // 2 threads

    Key problem: they are trying to create a new car entrance off Gresham Road in the neck of the cycleway.

    "Demolition of Gresham House, and refurbishment and extension of Gonville Hotel to provide an additional 43 bedrooms and new spa/treatment rooms, with internal and external remodelling of the existing hotel to create a new dining area and hotel entrance, and associated external works and landscaping"

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  • Police refusing to take details of an accident over the phone

    Created by Heather Coleman // 2 threads

    A colleague has just come off the phone to the police, after being knocked off his bike on Hills Road. The Police are refusing to log this incident despite him being minorly injured and his bike being expensively damaged unless he comes into the Police Station in person to report it (he was cycling down Hills Road, person pulled out of side road without looking, in daylight and good visibility). As he works and lives near Addenbrooke's, this will take a great deal of his time, especially as he now has no transport, and he's just going "I can't be faffed, I've got work to do". This will also lead to him having to pay for the repairs to his bike, as, without an incident number, he cannot make an insurance claim.

    I note on our website the following advice: "If anyone is injured, the incident must be reported to the police. For minor injuries there may be little that they will do. However, they are obliged to record the incident so that it appears in statistics, and you will need an incident number from the police if any insurance claim is involved."

    I cannot believe that in the 21st Century, when I think we've had the telephone for over a hundred years, that people are required to physically visit the police station (of which there are fewer and fewer, and in many towns, hidden out of sight - my parents' nearest police station is now about 20 miles from where they live, despite living in a town of about 20000 people) to get an incident number.

    Is this true? If not, what can he/we do about the misinformation being peddled by the Police? If true, what can we do to drag our public servants (as a taxpayer, I help pay their wages, thus they are in effect my servants) into the 21st Century?

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  • Junction between Pembroke Street and Trumpington Street

    Created by fh // 1 thread

    At busy times of day, it is very difficult for cyclists to turn out of Pembroke Street when turning right onto Trumpington Street. Trumpington street has priority and there are no traffic lights. This creates the following problems:

    1) Cyclists turning out of Pembroke Street right onto Trumpington street when there is not enough space/time to do so. This causes a lot of braking and it is common to see a lot of people braking or hear a car horn because of this.

    2) Build-ups of cyclists waiting to turn out of Pembroke Street get in the way of buses turning into Pembroke street (as buses need more turning space).

    This is particularly bad around 9am.

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  • Huntingdon Road - wider cycle lanes needed

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 3 threads

    Huntingdon Road currently has rather narrow cycle lanes, which are unnecessarily so since this is quite a wide road.

    There is space here to create really high-quality, direct, cycle infrastructure which retains priority at sideroads and which would encourage new people to start cycling.

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  • Cambridge Cycle Brochure

    Created by John Hall // 0 threads

    Cambridge Cycle Brochure

    Just a starting point

    Format A4
    4 to 8 pages
    Images and artwork
    Audience - Provide solutions for:
    school run
    commuters - better experience
    older people
    non cyclists - journey times
    improve you neighbourhood
    car free households - Zip cars
    council officers
    village residents
    - taxi drivers and our critics

    Delivery - with News and Crier?
    A test delivery could be used to assess the response to the brochure in terms of new memberships or visits to a web page

    Subjects
    off road routes to drivers such as along the Cam
    3D barcode links to video etc
    Segregated cycle routes
    Hub and spokes to villages
    The CT
    West Cambridge Development
    Why should new development contain cycle paths?
    Why should new buildings have good cycle facilities?
    What kind of bike training is available?
    Membership form perhaps with a discount for direct debits?
    Priority over side roads / platforms / set back crossing
    Build it and it will be used e.g. Shelford Path 300k users per annum
    Health benefits
    Noise pollution
    Who pays for roads
    Cargo bikes
    Go Dutch

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  • University Technical College UTC

    Created by Michael Cahn // 1 thread

    University Technical College (UTC) Cambridge is to be launched at the Long Road 6th From site.

    The UTC will open in new build facilities in September 2014 and will deliver a technical education to 670 students aged 14 to 19

    It is a collaboration of Cambridge University Health Partners, Cambridge Regional College, Babraham Institute, Napp Pharmaceuticals, Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Long Road Sixth Form College, Parkside Federation Academies, Cambridge Cleantech, Cambridgeshire County Council, East of England NHS, Anglian Water, The Cube, AmeyCespa

    Public Exhibition 11 April 2013
    4pm to 8pm
    Long Road Sixth Form College

    Cambridge Regional College in association with Long Road Sixth Form College, their industry partners and Cambridge University Health Partners are developing designs for an exciting new University Technical College on the Long Road Sixth Form College site.

    Project Manager is Laurence Wells
    c/o Cambridge Regional College
    Kings Hedges Road
    Cambridge
    CB4 2QT
    Tel 01223 418502

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  • Briefing papers

    Created by Monica Frisch // 8 threads

    This is an administrative issue to help Cambridge Cycling Campaign keep track of the briefing papers it is producing

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  • Traffic surveys

    Created by Heather Coleman // 1 thread

    I'm just working out that it seems hard to start a thread without an issue, and something that doesn't have a specific location (actually, I think having to provide a location for something when not appropriate counts as a bug).

    Last Thursday (so Maundy Thursday so the day before the double Bank Holiday weekend), there were people on Riverside between the new Riverside Bridge and the path up to Tesco, doing a traffic survey. I can't think of a less appropriate day to do one (maybe Christmas Eve which is also not a Bank Holiday but might as well be), unless the aim was "to show no-one really commutes along Riverside, and no school children travel along there". As far as I can tell, every state school was having a teacher training day even though their holidays were supposed to start on the Friday, all the private schools were off, there are no students around, and no rowers, and even lots of normal workers were presumably taking a day's holiday judging from how full my place of employment and the general traffic levels everywhere during "rush" hour. The location of this survey is irrelevant, as the data generated, wherever it was, will be irrelevant unless the question was "how little traffic is there on a day when all the schools are closed and lots of people have taken the day off work?".

    Is there any logic to when traffic surveys are done? Since they generate data that the Council use to decide on road maintenance, gritting etc, it's important that these data are meaningful.

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  • Orchard Park audit

    Created by Klaas Brümann // 2 threads

    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.

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  • Travel for Work Partnership

    Created by Michael Cahn // 6 threads

    Travel for Work Partnership http://www.tfw.org.uk/ brings together Chambers of Commerce, Cambridge City Council, Huntingdonshire District Council, East Cambridgeshire County Council, NHS Cambridgeshire, University of Cambridge, Council for the Protection of Rural England, South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge Cycling Campaign.

    Within this issue there is place for threads relating to single (major) employers, particular benefits or services, issues, the governance of TfW, the role of public health, parking allocation, best practice elsewhere etc

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  • Regional Campaigning

    Created by Michael Cahn // 4 threads

    How can we support the growth of local initiatives ?

    How can we overcome the division urban and rural cycling?

    Would it be useful to establish a network of regional groups?

    Could such a network become an interesting partner for the county planners?

    Would politicians be able to hear us better if we speak from a position of regional awareness, a a group of groups?

    Would it help the elected to understand that things are changing on our roads?

    Could such a network support constituent groups, facilitate exchange between these groups, become a more important player in the national context?

    Could such a network attract its own funding?

    What would be a good name for such a grouping (NAMES ARE IMPORTANT)

    We have CTC, Ely, A10 Corridor, Martin T thinking about something in Bury St Edmunds, "Routes around Chatteris", Wisbech forum (set up by the County), - anything else ?

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  • Parker's Piece entrance blockage by street trading

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    The entrance to Parker's Piece has been blocked at various points over the last year by thoughtless location of a street-trading van.

    Trading in this location should be permitted only further along the path so that conflict between cycles and pedestrians in an already-confined space is reduced.

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  • Diesel rather than de-icer

    Created by Simon Nuttall // 1 thread

    I've had a report that one of the council's quad bikes has mistakenly sprayed diesel fuel on the section of cycleway between the Jane Coston Bridge along the side of Cowley Road down as far as junction near Milton Road.

    These needs checking, but if true will be a news story tomorrow and quite an environmental problem.

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  • Cambridge Sport Lakes

    Created by Robin Heydon // 1 thread

    Cambridge Sport Lakes has been approved by South Cambridgeshire District Council. This provides an opportunity to create a safe and direct route from Milton to Waterbeach.

    I think we should contact this organisation and attempt to get the best possible cycle tracks possible through the development.

    http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/Deal-signed-for-25-million-water-sports-centre-north-of-Cambridge-01032013.htm

    http://www.cambridgesportlakes.org.uk/index.cfm

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  • 45 Burleigh Street - student bedsits and shop

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    http://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=MIH8O5DX3E000

    13/0237/FUL

    Erection of building to accommodate ground floor retail (Use Class A1) and 14 en-suite bedsits (HMO) at first and second floor level (Sui generis), together with two communal kitchens, laundry room, cleaning rooms and associated bike and bin storage.

    http://openlylocal.com/planning_applications/3152528-Planning-Application-13-0237-FUL-45-Burleigh-Street-Cambridge-%20CB-

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  • Busway cycleway flooded

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 2 threads

    The busway cycleway is sometimes flooded in this section.

    The County Council need to address this.

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