This is a dangerous junction for people on bikes. How can it be improved?
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sound+fury // 1 thread
This is a dangerous junction for people on bikes. How can it be improved?
The path / cut-through between Ditton Meadows and Ditton Walk (next to Ronald Rolph Court) is currently blocked by a fallen tree.
It's possible to squeeze under it with a standard bicycle if you're agile.
Looks like someone attempted to block the path with red/white tape at the southern entrance, but it's all come down of course. I didn't see any warning at the northern entrance.
There's a report on the County Council site (387287), but it's marked as 'closed' on the 21st Feb. Tree was still there on 22nd.
[later:] It was gone by 15 March (probably long before).
22/00293/FUL | Two storey side, single storey rear and roof extension to create 4 flats
184 Thoday Street Cambridge CB1 3AX
Application reference: 22/00293/FUL
Created by Rosamund Humphrey (Admin Officer) // 1 thread
Demolition of existing garages and hardstanding and erection of 14no houses (7 at Aragon Close and 7 at Sackville Close) together with car parking, green space, landscaping, bin and bike stores and associated infrastructure.
Land At Aragon Close And Sackville Close Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Application reference : 22/00583/FUL
Erection of 2bed bungalow to the rear of 157 Green End Road
157 Green End Road Cambridge CB4 1RW
Application reference : 22/00469/FUL
Submission of details required by conditions 10 (Cycle Parking layout) and 15 (Traffic Management Plan) of planning permission 19/1453/FUL.
107 Shah Jalal Mosque Darwin Drive Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 3HQ
A member of the public has informed us that the signals at the junction of East Road and Mill Road are not detecting people on bikes on the lane in front of the fire station heading east on Mill Road. Has anyone else experienced this? We can get an email to the signals team.
It is important that we engage with the candidates at each election, scrutinise their views, and press for their commitments to cycling.
Rods at this cattle grid have either sheared off or been vandalised (not that recently). It already appears on the county fault report site ref 372428, from June 2021, but nothing appears to have been done about it.
Demolition of existing building and erection of building with two Class E units at ground floor level and 9 flats above.
56 - 60 Hills Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 1LA
Erection of a 1bed dwelling.
42 Birdwood Road Cambridge CB1 3SU
Application reference : 22/00231/FUL
Change of use from vacant retail to 7 No. apartments (Use Class C3)
212 - 214 Newmarket Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB5 8JL
First floor and single storey rear extensions of existing bungalow to create 3no. flats.
538 Newmarket Road Cambridge CB5 8LL
Application reference : 22/00219/FUL
Proposed installation of parking places for electric vehicles in the De Freville Avenue and Riverside areas, Cambridge. Closing date for comment is 31 January 2022.
One diagram at least shows incursion into the pavement.
21/05431/FUL | First floor side and single storey rear extensions to create two self-contained flats. |
17 Greenlands Cambridge CB2 0QY
21/05578/FUL | Change of use to large 7bed HMO (7 persons) sui generis. Rebuild and extend existing garage to bedroom 7 including changing to pitch roof. First floor rear extension (bedroom 6, previously approved under 20/01261/FUL). |
45 Leete Road Cambridge CB1 9HB
21/05549/FUL | Retention of building frontage facade and introduction of a mixed use development comprising basement and ground floor public house and an office/business Use (Class E(g)) to the rear and on the upper floors along with access, cycle parking and associated infrastructure following demolition of existing buildings.
The Emperor 21 Hills Road Cambridge CB2 1NW
21/05362/FUL | Single storey front and side extension and first floor extension to create a 1no 1bed flat above existing detached building at the rear of 6 Kings Hedges Road.
6E Kings Hedges Road Cambridge CB4 2PA
Request for a formal scoping opinion for Hybrid Planning Application comprising Full Planning Permission for c47,280sqm (GEA) of Class E floorspace comprising an office building (One Milton Avenue) and two lab buildings together with ground floor amenity uses, a Mobility Hub comprising of c1031 car parking spaces including c3,742sqm of Class E floorspace at ground floor level, a temporary car park of c379 spaces, a wildlife habitat area, Network Rail compound area, enabling works and associated infrastructure; and Outline Planning Permission for c41,940 sqm (GEA) of Class E floorspace comprising one lab building and one office building, together with ground floor amenity uses, enabling works and associated infrastructure.
Cambridge North Commercial Quarter
21/05042/FUL | Elevational changes to accommodate 7 No. dwellings. | 212-214 Newmarket Road Cambridge CB5 8JL
Reserved Matters application for third housing phase (known as BDW3) including 210 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, 17, 18, 22, 25, 26, 28, 35, 40, 49, 58, 62, 66, and 69 pursuant to outline approval 07/0003/OUT | Darwin Green One BDW3 Development Site Huntingdon Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Darwin Green One BDW4
Erection of a new dwelling
Land At Rear Of 1 Priory Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 3QH
The brook conduit has partially collapsed under the road and the shared-use path. It is currently being repaired (after nearly a year) but the contractors have made use of a very interesting "Cyclists dismount and get an escort" sign. A yellow ramp also makes passing on any non-standard cycle a real challenge. Both of these items are really bad practice and actively discriminate against anyone on a non-standard cycle.
The new active travel route is due to open very soon. What needs fixing?
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A Camcycle member is looking at starting a local campaign group with the aim of getting a cycleway to connect the villages of Horningsea and Waterbeach along the B1047.
Please share your ideas and advice for the route here.
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 Landbeach Parish Council would like the bridgeway from Landbeach to Cambridge to be upgraded to a cycleway.
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.
Sam // 1 thread
The bollards at the bottom of Herbert St haven't been replaced after the electricity cable was laid last week.
Rather than directly replacing the bollard slalom that existed beforehand, the bollard specialists might have suggestions on what the layout should be here which camcycle can suggest as for the replacement...
London Cycling Campaign has reorientated its policy towards a 'Go Dutch' approach.
This aims to learn from best practice abroad rather than continuing with the 'hierarchy of provision' that, in 20 years in the UK, has arguably failed to deliver meaningful change.
This is an overarching issue for conceptual discussion of this issue.
There are some evil short grey posts on the busway cycleway that are really hard to see in the dark. I have heard of a number of people hitting them with disastrous consequences
Because of queuing for the Grand Arcade car park, amongst other things, the mandatory cycle lane on Pembroke Street and Downing Street is routinely abused by motor vehicles – one every 66 seconds on a Saturday afternoon http://www.cyclestreets.net/galleries/221/.
The corner at Free School Lane is a particular concern because vehicles traveling east can't see oncoming cycles.
"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.
This junction has often been suggested a prime site where a continental-style 'all green phase' signalling scheme could be tried.
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.