The cycle parking.
Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Cambridge Cycling Campaign:
sound+fury // 1 thread
The cycle parking.
Reserved Matters approval for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for 373 dwellings, access roads, cycle and pedestrian routes, cycle and car parking, landscaping, utilities and associated ancillary structures at Lots S1 and S2, North West Cambridge Development following outline planning permission S/1886/11 as varied by planning permission S/2036/13/VC
Lots S1 And S2, North West Cambridge Development Eddington Avenue Cambridge CB3 0LH
Application reference : 21/04036/REM
Erection of 280 dwellings, including 72 affordable dwellings, two new vehicular accesses from Babraham Road, pedestrian and cycle access, publicly accessible open space, a Local Area of Play (LAP) and a Local Equipped Area of Play (LEAP), landscaping and earthworks and surface water drainage, associated amenity space and attenuation features and internal infrastructure.
Land South Of Babraham Road Sawston Cambridge South Cambridgeshire
Application reference : 21/03955/FUL
Sam // 1 thread
Before the pandemic you could turn right here, now, any cyclist ends up on car-repelling paint with nowhere obvious to go.
sound+fury // 1 thread
Construction of a new three storey educational building, including associated hard and soft landscaping
Hills Road Sixth Form College Hills Road Cambridge CB2 8PE
Application reference : 21/03780/FUL
Barton and District Bridleways group are campaigning to get a popular route for cycling, walking and horseriding recognised as an official Right Of Way.
sound+fury // 1 thread
As per the tags
A children's hospital is planned for the Biomedical Campus (Addenbrookes) and is planned to open in 2025.
21/03261/FUL: Renovation and two storey side extension of existing three bed house, and three new two storey, two bed, three person terrace houses, external bike and bin stores
43 Brookfields Cambridge CB1 3NZ
21/03119/FUL: New 1 bedroom dwelling fronting Hulatt Road
98 Wulfstan Way Cambridge CB1 8QJ
Created by Rosamund Humphrey (Admin Officer) // 1 thread
21/03155/FUL: Erection of 9no (1 and 2bed) dwellings with associated infrastructure following demolition of existing dwelling
72 High Street Cherry Hinton Cambridge CB1 9HZ
21/03413/FUL: Creation of a two storey semi-detached structure to provide 1 No. one bedroom apartment adjoining the neighbouring block of No. 32 Mill Road, ref: 12/1132/FUL
34 Mill Road Cambridge CB1 2AD
21/02954/FUL | Change of use from office to flat. | 190 Green End Road Cambridge CB4 1RN
21/03304/FUL: Retention of existing dwelling, erection of 1no. linked 2 bedroom dwelling and 1no. 1 bedroom detached dwelling, along with a new parking bay accessed from Suez Road and associated works
108 Suez Road Cambridge CB1 3QD
Residents in particular parts of Cambridge are being asked to put forward proposals for improving open spaces and play areas via Cambridge City Council’s 2021 S106 funding round.
sound+fury // 1 thread
The application is for former offices to be turned into housing.
21/02888/FUL | Change of use to a large HMO (8 persons)
87 Ditton Fields Cambridge CB5 8QQ
sound+fury // 1 thread
From Idox: Demolition of all buildings on site and erection of 1no. detached dwelling and 8no. 1 and 2 bed apartments Demolish Existing Bungalow and replace with 1No. Detached 2 Storey Dwelling at front of site. Demolish all outbuilding to rear currently used a flooring company and replace with 8No. 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments. | 125 Scotland Road Cambridge CB4 1QL
21/02293/FUL | Construction of 2no 1bed dwellings.
15 Garlic Row Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB5 8HW
21/02862/FUL | Two storey rear extension and loft conversion of existing dwelling to create additional accommodation and development to side of existing dwelling to create two self contained 1-bed flats
15 Tillyard Way Cambridge CB1 8QT
Change of use from single dwellinghouse (class C3) to 11 person house in multiple occupation (sui generis) including provision of cycle and refuse store
1 Selwyn Gardens Cambridge CB3 9AX
21/02759/FUL: Demolition of existing buildings and erection of new commercial/retail floor space, 48 new residential apartments and houses, new car parking areas, new hard and soft landscaping, bin and bike stores and associated works
Colville Road Phase 3
Land At Colville Road
And Fishers Lane
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 9HT
Anglian Water and Cambridge City Council, working with U+I and TOWN, are exploring the vision for a new sustainable urban quarter at the heart of the proposed new district of North East Cambridge.
The project is currently called the Core Site, North East Cambridge (shown on the attached map). The aim is to deliver over 5,000 new homes on the Core Site over the next 20 years, along with shops, workplaces, education, community and leisure facilities, and open spaces. This opportunity is enabled by the proposed relocation of Anglian Water’s Cambridge Waste Water Treatment Plant, with the support of Homes England, and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
Cambridge City Council is currently bringing forward an Area Action Plan (AAP) for the wider district, within which the Core Site is located, which could deliver a total of 8,000 new homes in ‘an inclusive, walkable, low-carbon new city district with a lively mix of homes, workplaces, services and social spaces, fully integrated with surrounding neighbourhoods’. The Core Site has a key role to play in delivering this vision.
The landowners of the Core Site - Anglian Water and Cambridge City Council - have selected U+I, in partnership with TOWN, as master developers for the site will be working to bring forward proposals for the site and, eventually, a planning application.
Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is currently in the process of developing a new wayfinding system for the communal, external spaces within the campus. This system will include new maps and signage to improve navigation in public spaces for staff, patients and visitors to the site and help to reduce stress when visiting the campus. In order to fully understand how the campus is currently used and the key issues, we would like to gain your invaluable input.
Note that the new wayfinding system will be focussing on the public space rather than the internal space of individual buildings, please limit your feedback to your experience of finding your way through the external public space on campus. Thank you in advance.
The county is planning to put up bollards to stop drivers/cars from using the unofficial carpark at Skater's Meadow. This carpark has long been a source of danger to people walking and cycling to Granchester Meadows.
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Energise Cambridge is an exciting campaign to get Cambridge students engaged
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to renewable options. We are holding a massive rally on Parker's Piece on
February 10th at 12pm to show student support for the issues we are raising
and to generate publicity.
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Talk by local historian about cycling in Cambridge
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.
11 flats replacing existing building
Improvements and changes to Perne Road - making this as cycle-friendly as possible.
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?"
Permission given for 286 homes. Concern was raised in 2010 about the positioning of the 715 cycle parking spaces.
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?
Planning application here. Access issues need checking.
The installation of one stand in the boundary of M&S facing Market Hill Square.
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.
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.
"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."
The busway cycleway is sometimes flooded in this section.
The County Council need to address this.
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 ?
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.
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.
Proposals are coming forward for the redevelopment of part of the Cambridge University Pres Site as a single location for Cambridge Assessment. Some public engagement will apparently start in November
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.
Is it legal or not to ride on either Christ's Lane or Milton's Walk ?
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.