Progress with the cycle path improvements and speed limit changes on the B1049 through Histon and Impington is proceeding, but in fits and starts. The stretch from Cambridge Road to New Road is largely completed but that’s only a quarter of what is planned. Read the rest of this entry.
Cambridge City MP spoke at the recent adjournment debate. He began:
‘I am delighted to have secured this crucial debate, especially as it is the last Westminster Hall debate before the long recess. I apologise, Mr Sheridan, for detaining you and the Minister from the break. Transport affects all my constituents daily, in one way or another, and it is a major concern that is raised constantly by residents and employers. Having spent almost my whole life in Cambridge, and having chaired the Cambridge traffic management committee for many years, I know the problems all too well. However, I am enthusiastic about the opportunities to make transport in Cambridge better for all-for businesses using important freight routes, for commuters who make the daily journey to work, and for tourists who come to enjoy the region’s historical and cultural attractions.’
Click hereto read Julian’s speech in full and the subsequent response from the (Lib Dem) minister.
And here’s another question about a topic in which most of us have an interest and this one did secure a promise of action Read the rest of this entry.
On 18 May 10 a group of Gilbert Road residents, councillors, the MP for Cambridge, members of the Cambridge Cycling Campaign and other road users cycled along the road to Chesterton Community College at the time when children were going to school. The aim was to see what road conditions are like for cyclists at present. David was one of the councillors. Read the rest of this entry. Read the rest of this entry.
The County Council has begun the consultation on proposed ‘new’ speed limits for the B1049 south of Cottenham to the A14. At the same time it is consulting on a stretch of the cycling provision which will eventually extend all the way from the A14 to Cottenham. Read the rest of this entry.
It was a small victory for common sense this month; and a big benefit for local people.
Residents of High Street, Cottenham are often disturbed by night-time HCV movements. That’s no fun on parts of the street where the road runs literally feet from residents’ front doors. But a little light detective work revealed that the HCVs (lorries to you and me) are coming from Spalding in Lincolnshire to deliver fresh produce to Premier Foods in Histon. Read the rest of this entry.
The County Council has just completed a review of its route network from the point of view of its use by HCVs. The review differentiates between ‘strategic’ and ‘local’ routes. Click here to visit the CCC web-site and view it on line. Alternatively click here for direct access to the map. Note that the consultation runs until 5 Feb 10. Read the rest of this entry.
The council workmen have worked hard to get the new crossing on the B1049 by New Road finished by Xmas but it’s not quite ready. However it’s already apparent that this crossing is a big improvement on what was there before. Read the rest of this entry.
Rampton parishioners Sylvia Beaumont and Chris Dickinson presented a petition at Decmeber’s county council meeting calling for better bus services for Rampton. Read the rest of this entry.