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4 issues found for 'bridge':

  • Concrete bollards on Carter cycle bridge, North end

    Created by David Green // 1 thread

    This morning I noticed that two new concrete bollards have been installed at the North end of the Carter Cycle Bridge. These seem to be completely unnecessary and the position will probably cause accidents to cyclists descending into Devonshire Road.
    Were the Campaign aware of this and can we do anything to get them removed?

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  • Carter Cycle Bridge Western Access Improvements

    Created by Edward Leigh // 2 threads

    Hidden away in the planning application for the Skanska development around the new Northern Access Road to Cambridge station are detailed proposals for the redesigned cycle access to the western end of Carter Bridge:
    http://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=MPYVR2DX08L00
    [Scroll down to 'CARTER CYCLE BRIDGE WESTERN ACCESS IMPROVEMENTS'.]

    My concern is that the new junction with the bridge on-ramp will be difficult and dangerous to negotiate for cyclists and pedestrians. With 450 cycle movements towards the city at peak time, this will be a busy junction where cyclists are moving rapidly as they descend the slope. Those cyclists heading for the station will have to break hard before turning across the path of oncoming cyclists and across the footway in order to join the new link path.

    This is undoubtedly an improvement on the existing arrangement (which involves crossing Devonshire Road twice to access the station), but two options that seem to have been considered in the past but rejected would be safer and more convenient:

    1) Opening a route via Ravensworth Gardens through the existing wall at the boundary of the station car park.

    2) Adding a cycle-only ramp joining the south side of the bridge opposite the stairway.

    Any thoughts?

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  • 12/0793/FUL Unex House Car Park, Hills Road: extra office space

    Created by Rohan Wilson // 0 threads

    "... office development adjoining Unex House (Savills), providing 5 storeys of B1(a) office space (4688m2) and two storeys of associated parking spaces (3102m2). Providing a total of 7790m2 gross internal floorspace of development. | Car Park Unex House 132 - 134 Hills Road..."

    http://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=M5YSHNDX07900

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  • Green Dragon Bridge

    Created by Jim Chisholm // 2 threads

    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.

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