Issues

This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

Issues always relate to some geographical location, whether very local or perhaps city-wide.

You can create a new issue using the button on the right.

Listed issues, most recent first:

  • Trumpington busway - campaign for improvements

    Created by Heather Coleman // 1 thread

    As described in the winter 2019 Camcycle magazine there is a group working on getting some improvements to the Trumpington busway.  The magazine concentrates on the northern end of the busway but we are also seeking upgrades to the Addenbrookes spur junction and the crossing at Hobson Avenue/Lime Avenue as well as adding pedestrian footpath from the Hills Road Bridge all the way to Drury Avenue.

    The group would like to start getting this out to users of the path for input, discussion and help with campaigning.  Many Biomedical Campus commuters presumably use this path frequently, even daily.  It would be great to get some input.

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  • Hounslow Bike Hangars

    Created by Hounslow Cycling Campaign // 1 thread

    London Borough of Hounslow is consulting on the provision of secure cycle parking in residential streets around the borough.

    The council has recently installed an on-street bikehangar in Chiswick at Ashbourne Grove and has received further requests from several residents nearby.  Bikehangars offer secure cycle parking for residents in areas where the ability to safely store bikes within a property, or the front/rear garden, is limited. This is part of the council’s commitment to encourage more sustainable forms of transport for daily journeys.  The council covers the installation cost of new bikehangars via an annual grant allocation from Transport for London to increase cycle parking provision in the borough, there is a rental fee per year of £72 per space, plus a deposit for a key (£25). The allocation of spaces is managed by the council’s contractor, Cyclehoop, who also look after ongoing maintenance.

    Each new installation is the subject of a separate consultation.  This is presumably because of the sensitivity of residents to any reduction in the number of parking spaces for cars.

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  • Wheel Building courses in Cambridge 2020

    Created by David Green // 1 thread

    I will be running four Wheel Building Workshops in Cambridge during 2020 (dates on website). It makes a great Christmas present for anyone who is a keen cyclist, or interested in cycle maintenance and repair.

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  • Dalston - Lea Bridge Road

    Created by Harry Fletcher-Wood // 1 thread

    Proposal includes:

    • New segregated cycle tracks on Kenninghall Road, Lea Bridge Roundabout and Lea Bridge Road
    • A new 4 metre wide path for walking and cycling in Millfields Park running parallel to Lea Bridge Road for eastbound cyclists. (A new path in Millfields Park would be subject to a successful application to the Planning Inspectorate, which would be submitted after this public consultation).
    • A new signal controlled junction with a crossing for people walking and people cycling at the junction of Powell Road and Kenninghall Road
    • Powell Road to become no entry or exit except for people cycling at the junction with Kenninghall Road, with dedicated signals for people cycling exiting Powell Road
    • Banned turning movements at the junction of Lea Bridge Road and Chatsworth Road to reduce the risk of collisions (between motor vehicles and people walking or cycling) and to minimise delays to buses
    • Changes to bus stops and bus lanes along the route including the introduction of three Bus Stop Bypasses and the relocation of two bus stops
    • The westbound bus lane on Lea Bridge Road will be extended through Lea Bridge roundabout to Lower Clapton Road
    • The eastbound bus lane on Lea Bridge Road will be changed to a westbound bus lane at the same location
    • Changes to some parking provision on Kenninghall Road and Powell Road

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  • Meadow Lane

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    Really exciting proposals for Meadow Lane leading over Leeds Bridge and to the Corn Exchange.

    Currently meadow lane is an inner city dual carriageway. It is proposed that it will become a single carriageway in each direction for motor vehicles and the space repurposed into pedestrian and cycle facilities. Consultation is now closed but it still needs to go to detailed design stage. Full details can be seen at the attached web link.

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  • Headingley Hill Bus Lane

    Created by M Stanley // 1 thread

    Changes are proposed on a 1km section of the A660 due to delays to buses caused by congestion. An outbound bus lane is proposed between Victoria Road to just past Bainbridge Road. Cycleway is retained on inbound section, but outbound section would be shared with buses. 20 buses per hour would use the bus lane at peak times. Difficult one for the campaign this? Is a 24hr 3.5m bus lane preferable to a 1m advisory cycle lane? Majority of bus lane is downhill.

    Particular discussion points were ensuring that the cycle lane continues over side roads, even though the bus lane stops, and querying a two stage pedestrian crossing (should be one stage). Plans still at early stage so will likely return to the forum.

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  • Wood Vale

    Created by Sean Howes // 1 thread

    Overview

    We would like your views on highways improvements on Wood Vale. 

    Residents have told us that they would like to see reduced speeds and less through traffic on Wood Vale so we have put together a proposal to tackle these issues that we would now like your feedback on.  We would especially like to know if you think the designs could be improved or if we have missed any opportunities.

    The measures will include:

    • New raised tables (Flat topped speed humps) - these encourage drivers to slow down and maintain a constant speed.
    • Removing existing speed cushions and islands - these were not effective enough at reducing speeds, and presented dangers to cyclists.
    • Introducing a new priority working system - this allows only one vehicle through at a time and aims to discourage vehicles using Wood Vale to access Lordship Lane and the South Circular Road.

    As part of these works we will also be taking the opportunity to refurbish the footway along the road where it is needed.

    Separately from this consultation, please note that Melford Road carriageway resurfacing has been reprogrammed for the 16th of January. Separate notification will be issued for this work closer to the scheduled implementation date.

    Let us know what you think by filling in the online survey. Drawings can be viewed in the additional documents section.

     

    Why We Are Consulting

    We are consulting to find out what you think of the proposals and if you have any suggestions.

    Give Us Your ViewsOnline Survey

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  • Magrath Ave / Castle Hill permissive route

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    The permissive route between Shire Hall and Magrath Avenue has issues (not the least of which being there are steps) however it does cut through the middle of what is otherwise an overly large block between Victoria Road and Chesterton Lane. There is also some irony in the fact that it appears to be the last remnants of a way that was once a Roman Road from Castle Hill heading due north.

    Naturally, it is under threat from the sale of Shire Hall. We received the following e-mail:

    Can you help ? As you may be aware the County Council has leased the
    Shire hall and some of the surrounding buildings to a development
    company. At present the situation regarding public access to the
    permissive path that runs between the top of McGrath Avenue and Castle
    Hill  remains unclear. There is to be a public meeting sometime in
    December or early January where Suffolk County Council as arbitrator
    will take submissions.

    Some neighbours and I are collecting data on the numbers of pedestrians
    and cyclists that use the cut through during rush hours - at present the
    number of journeys made per hour range from 116 (49 cyclists) to 149 (69
    cyclists)which is just over 2 journeys per minute.

    Thus as you can see closing  this path would be a tremendous loss to the
    local community forcing many people into taking busier routes along
    Victoria Road and other major routes increasing the risk of accidents.

    We would be very  grateful for your support. There is to be a link on
    the County Council website for submissions but alternatively you can
    send statements to Jocelynne Scutt , copying in Claire Richards ( both
    County Councillors). These statements will then be  forwarded to Suffolk
    County Council in batches rather than  receiving them
    individually.Please see above for Jocelynne's and Claire's  email
    addresses.

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  • 19/1500/S73 Removal of Retail Park moving bollard

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Section 73 to remove Condition 5 of C/02/0136/RM (Demolition of existing buildings and erection of non food retail units and garden centre, Drive thru retaurant with associated servicing, Car Parking, Landscaping, new access and relocation of existing amenity car park (reserved matters - to original application C/99/1121/OP)) - removal of bollard.

    Cambridge Retail Park Newmarket Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 19/1500/S73

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  • PR0597 Amend loading restrictions on Mill Road

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Cambridgeshire County Council proposes to make an Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, after consultation with the Chief Officer of Police the effect of which will be to :-

     

    Amend the no loading and unloading restrictions on Mill Road, Cambridge from Monday to Saturday 8.15 – 9.15am and 5pm – 6pm to Monday to Saturday 7.30 - 9.30am and 4.30 - 6.30pm in the follow locations;

     

    • South side from a point 8 metres south east of its junction with Argyle Street in a south easterly direction for a distance of 41 metres.
    • South side from a point 18 metres south east of its junction with Stockwell Street in a south easterly direction for a distance of 35 metres.
    • North side from its junction with Sedgwick Street in a south easterly direction for a distance of 55 metres.
    • South side from a point 27.5 metres south east of its junction with Cockburn Street in a south easterly direction for a distance of 52 metres.
    • North side from a point 6.5 metres south east of its junction Catharine Street in a south easterly direction for a distance of 40 metres.
    • South side from a point 11 south east of its junction with Thoday Street in a south easterly direction for a distance of 39 metres.
    • South side from a point 19 metres east of its junction with Romsey Terrace in an easterly direction for a distance of 46.
    • North side from a point 16 metres east of its junction with Ross Street in an easterly direction for a distance of 47 metres.

     

    I have attached a copy of the public notice and plan, showing the location and extent of the proposed restrictions.

     

    A copy of the draft Order and plans can also be seen online from Wednesday 20th November 2019 at http://bit.ly/cambridgeshiretro 

     

    If you wish to make any comments on these proposals we would appreciate them in writing to the address below or by email to policyandregulation@cambridgeshire.gov.uk  no later than the 11th December 2019 quoting reference PR0594.

     

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  • Roadworks: Royal College Street

    Created by John Chamberlain // 1 thread

    From 20th November until 18th December contractors Sf Stefan will be laying broadband fibre on Royal College Street. This will affect the northbound with-flow cycle lane. As far as possible, a segregated cycle lane will be maintained by closing parking bays and using barriers to make a cycle lane in the main carriageway but there may be a few locations where cyclists temporarily have to use the main carrigeway.

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  • 19/1389/TDAMIN 18 Vinery Road - 9 dwellings

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Technical details consent for construction of 9 dwellings and means of access, following demolition of redundant Health Authority offices (pursuant to grant of 19/0769/PIP for Permission in Principle for residential development of 9 dwellings).

    Cambridge And Huntingdon Health Authority 18 Vinery Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 3DX

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 19/1389/TDAMIN

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  • Roadworks: Gower Street

    Created by John Chamberlain // 1 thread

    From Monday 25th November to Monday 2nd December Gower Street will be closed from Grafton Way to between Torrington Place and Chenies Street for resurfacing. There will be no access for motor vehicles nor cyclists and both University Street and Torrington Place will be closed with diversions in operation. This will obvously have a major impact on the E-W cycle route on Tavistock Place/Torrington Place. Details of diversion routes are shown in the attached thread.

    Then from December 2nd until Monday 9th the works move south and Gower Street will be closed from north of Chenies Street to mid-way down Bedford Square. The E-W cycle route on Tavistock Place/Torrington Place will re-open. This should have less impact but there will still be local diversions.

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  • Roadworks: Eversholt Street

    Created by John Chamberlain // 1 thread

    From 25th November to 23rd December one lane of Eversholt Street will be closed between Phoenix Road and Drummond Crescent for work on a 16" water main. Traffic will be two-way but controlled by signals and therefore is likely to be even more congested than usual. In addition, Phoenix Road will be closed so cyclists will need to use Polygon Road to access Somers Town and Ossulston Street.

    Update 27/11/19 - now deferred till 2020

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  • West Greenwich (Hills & Vales ) Traffic Reduction

    Created by Neil Robertson // 1 thread

    To reduce through traffic in the Hills and Vales area of West Greenwich.

    Two options are offered:-

    1. 4 Modal filters and a one way road.

    2. 2 modal filters 2 one ways and a timed restriction with camera control on Hyde vale.

    Even very narrow lanes in this area are used by rat running vehicles, often at unsuitable speeds, so removal of through traffic will improve the area.

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  • Cycling and Walking Link - Rickmansworth Station/Colne Valley Trail

    The Colne and Crane Green Infrastructure Strategy includes a proposed new walking and cycling link between Rickmansworth Station and the Colne Valley Trail at Rickmansworth Aquadrome. At its meeting on November 4th 2019, Batchworth Community Council set up a project to ensure that this new route was implemented via Rickmansworth Town Centre, in line with two of Rickmansworth Parish Councillors' strategies.

    This would involve designing the preferred route via Bury Lane, Rickmansworth and then part-funding Hertfordshire County Council to create it.

    This shows the course of the preferred route, which is open to a phased implementation as funds permit.

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  • Create Dutch Style Cycle Map/Waypoints for Cambridge

    Created by Chris Howell // 1 thread

    This is a suggestion to create a Dutch style cycle map for the area around Cambridge and get the waypoints and routes marked on the ground to help navigation by bike, and then use it to measure progress on creating better routes.

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  • Rushgrove Park Draft Masterplan

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    Plans to improve Rushgrove Park include a new crossing of the Silkstream near Colindeep Lane, with a new access point on Colindeep Lane, joining with the existing route following the western side of the park to emerge on Crossway.  The draft masterplan describes this as the "primary shared cycle and footpath with seasonal tree avenue".

    Consultation details and online questionnaire on the link below...

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  • Colindale Park Draft Masterplan

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    Plans to improve Colindale Park include a 3.2m wide shared-use pedestrian/cyclist path linking Colindale Station and Sheaveshill Avenue.

    It is described in the draft masterplan as a commuting route - it's actually the 250m long path at the NE edge of the park.

    Consultation details and online questionnaire on the link below...

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  • Public Realm & Road Safety Improvements on Cartwright Gardens

    Created by Jean Dollimore // 1 thread

    Cartwright Gardens is the middle section of the road that runs south from Euston Road;  the top section being called Mabledon Place and the bottom section  Marchmont Street.

    It is well known to people who cycle (or used to do so before Midland Road opened) into Bloomsbury via the Somerstown route and cross Euston Road from Ossulston Street.

    For as long as I remember, there has been no footway on the side adjacent to the green space on the west side. And when you cycle up there, you often pass forlorn pedestrians keeping close to the fence.

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