For discussing swept path analysis matters
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For discussing swept path analysis matters
There is a dangerous group of cavities developing around the ironworks at the 'T junction' which cyclists have to negotiate every morning, while the new cyclepath to the SciencePark is unavailable.
There is a lot of non-slip surface, that red colour stuff, that has rubbed off and collected just on the bend as the path goes under the bridge, as you leave the P&R
Last week, I came past just as someone was being helped back up again, after their bike slipped on the loose surface.. It feels quite treacherous as you cycle over it.
I cant see anywhere, who to contact about removing all the loose material.
Anyone know a good point of contact to report to?
Non-material amendment on application 17/1527/FUL to include changes to Dutch's Corner, townhouses, Mews houses and landscape. Dutch's Corner changes are as follows: raised height of dormer, omission of 3 rooflights, fenestration changes and removal of recess on Ross Street elevation. Townhouse changes are as follows: reconfiguration of rooflights, reduction in bay window depth, 175mm increase to wall and internal changes. Mew houses changes are as follows: fenestration changes, amended position of house, step in roof height relocated, reduced green roof area, amendments to size of basement and front courtyards, relocated cycle store. 5 new trees omitted.
213 Mill Road Cambridge CB1 3BE
Application reference : 17/1527/NMA1
The Four Lamps roundabout at the junction of Victoria Avenue, Jesus Lane, Maid's Causeway, Short Street and King Street was built when traffic flows were anticipated to be much higher than they actually are today.
Reserved Matters application for second housing phase (known as BDW2) including 330 dwellings with associated internal roads, car parking, landscaping, amenity and public open space. The Reserved Matters include access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale and related partial discharge of conditions 8, 10, 14, 18, 26, 27, 29, 35, 40, 49, 52, 58, 62, 63, and 66 pursuant to outline approval 07/0003/OUT and use of the Pavilion building for Use Classes A1 (shops), A3 (restaurants and cafes), A4 (drinking establishments), A5 (hot food takeaways).
Land Between Huntingdon Road And Histon Road, Cambridge Known As "Darwin Green One"
Application reference : 19/1056/REM
Application reference : 19/1022/FUL
Application reference : 19/1048/FUL
Reserved matters application pursuant to outline approval 06/0796/OUT (amended by Section 73 approval 17/2258/S73) for: an R and D Enabling Building of 13,197 sqm; an Amenities Hub of 3,261 sqm; associated car, motorbike and cycle parking including a Multi Storey Car Park; a temporary Multi Use Games Area; hard and soft landscaping; and internal roads, supporting facilities and ancillary infrastructure.
Astrazeneca Uk Ltd Cambridge Biomedical Campus Francis Crick Avenue Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 0AA
Application reference : 19/1070/REM
19/1010/FUL | Conversion and extensions to the existing buildings including demolition of the existing block to the rear of 1 Godesdone Road to deliver a mixed use development comprising a ground floor retail space and 12 1xbed residential units (net increase 9) to the rear and above along with cycle parking and associated infrastructure. | 185-189 Newmarket Road And 1 Godesdone Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB5 8HA
Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread
Creation of a cycle storage area equiped with racks to facilitate appprox 200 cycles following removal of a large white birch tree to undertake repairs to building caused by tree roots.
Robinson College, Porters Lodge Grange Road Cambridge CB3 9AN
Application reference : 19/0926/FUL
Demolition of existing flats 66-80b Colville Road and erection of 69 affordable dwellings, including 6 houses and 63 apartments, including resident and public car parking, landscaping and associated works
66-80B Colville Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 9EJ
Application reference : 19/1034/FUL
The A14 works have closed the east side pavement/cyclepath for some amount of time.
This either forces people to cross the rode via 4 toucan crossings (and cycle or walk up a very narrow stretch) which is technically not a cycle path I believe. Alternatively people have to cycle on road across a busy 2 lane 60mph limit roundabout.
Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread
The section of East Road at the police station end, with the cycle lane, suffers from absolutely rife pavement parking and parking in the cycle lane.
Approval of matters reserved for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline planning permission S/2413/17/OL as varied by Section 73 application S/4116/18/VC for the erection of up to 200 residential dwellings (including 40% affordable housing), demolition of no. 117 Rampton Road, introduction of structural planting and landscaping, informal public open space and children's play area, surface water flood mitigation and attenuation, vehicular access points from Rampton Road and associated ancillary works.
Land Off, Rampton Road, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire
Application reference : S/2549/19/RM
The mouth of Cotteham Road is wide and fast. How do we get this improved? Especially in the context of the new school.
The changes themselves are not controversial. (College doing some refurbishment of property for student use.) However, for a 7 bed house, they propose only 6 bike rack spaces.
Group looking at issues for active travel in the Chesterton area.
23A Hooper Street Cambridge CB1 2NZ
Application reference : 19/0902/FUL
Nightingale Avenue should be a major cycle route between the biomedical campus (via Red Cross Lane) and Queen Ediths in general and places beyond. It is the natural route for many people, for example between Trumpington/Shelford/Sawston and numerous schools, Cherry Hinton/Arm etc. It is already quite well-used but could be much better with some dedicated infrastructure.
Cambridgeshire Insight have just released data from a set of 'smart' traffic sensors installed to monitor the effect of the Mill Road bridge closure: https://data.cambridgeshireinsight.org.uk/story/monitoring-impact-mill-road-bridge-closure
This data is particularly interesting because it provides classified counts of pedestrians, cyclists and various classes of motor vehicle in both directions across 15 locations in Cambridge.
Conversion and extension of 3 bed detached dwelling into 2 x 2-bed and 3 x 1-bed apartments including a part 3 storey, part 2 storey and part single storey rear extension incorporating balconies on 1st and 2nd floor, extension to roof from hip to gable, conversion of garage to living space and associated alterations. Erection of bin and cycle storage in front garden.
25A Mowbray Road Cambridge CB1 7SR
Application reference : 19/0698/FUL
The central portion of Hills Road seems to be a kind of 'forgotten' area, with nothing more than narrow mandatory cycle lanes in miserable shape, and terrible junction design for people walking and cycling.
If GCP is looking for an area that needs improvement, this is one that needs doing, and it is fairly central and high-profile.
Change of use from 8 bedroom guest house (Use C1) to 9 bedroom guest house (Use C1) and associated refurbishment works including:- installation of roof lights, replacement canopy, installation of railings and dwarf wall to front elevation and cycling parking.
4 Huntingdon Road Cambridge CB3 0HH
Application reference : 19/0830/FUL
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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.