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.

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  • St John's Innovation Centre - Vitrum building

    sound+fury // 1 thread

    22/05108/SCRE | EIA screening opinion under the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 for the proposed development to provide up to 12,442 sqm of employment floorspace in a building up to 34 metres in height with associated car parking, cycle parking and landscaping. | Vitrum Building St Johns Innovation Park Cowley Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 0WS

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  • Plough Lane

    Created by Marcus Howarth // 1 thread

    The Council is proposing to introduce a traffic management scheme in Plough Lane junction with Collyer Avenue and Queenswood Avenue. We are proposing these measures in response to concerns raised by local residents in the area, ward councillors about traffic speed, noise, pollution, cut through traffic and road safety at the above mentioned junctions. 

    What is proposed?

     The following measures are proposed: 

    1. No entry points at the junctions with Collyer Avenue and Queenswood Avenue preventing access from Plough Lane. These measures also include mandatory cycle lanes at Collyer Avenue & Queenswood Avenue junction with Plough Lane
    2. New waiting restrictions in Collyer Avenue and Queenswood Avenue junction with Plough Lane.

    What is the aim of the measures?

    These measures aim to

    • Reduce risk of personal injury accidents and provide a safer environment for all road users.
    • Reduce traffic conflicts, improve traffic flow, safety and congestion at junctions
    • To discourage of obstructive parking 
    • To encourage active travel
    • Provision of cycle facilities
    • To enhance inclusiveness particularly for the vulnerable users

    From the 2023/24 and indicative 2024/25 programmes: (A) / Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee

    Appendix 7 b) - this is getting (£ ,000's )

    • 23/24 Funding Staff 12 Project 28 Total 40
    • 24/25 Funding Staff 10 Project 20 Total 30

    Perceived safety issues raised that vehicles are not stopping at the

    existing zebra because vehicles are rat running to avoid Croydon

    Road/A232 (red route). The zebra is located on a link between the two

    roads being used for rat running so drivers are looking for the next road

    entrance rather than at the zebra. The proposal is considering measures

    to address through traffic issues - initial locations being investigated are

    the junctions of Queenswood Avenue/Plough Lane and Collyer

    Ave/Plough Lane (subject to consultation).

    The proposal also includes consideration of a parallel low traffic cycle

    route along Queenswood & Collyers Road as an alternative to the A232

    Croydon Road which currently has no cycle facilities along the parallel

    stretch. Cyclists using this quiet alternative link will be able to re-join the

    A232 Croydon Road via Aldwick Rd which connects to the existing

    Croydon Rd cycle facility. This element of the scheme could be moved to

    the Cycle Network Development/Borough Cycling Fund.

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  • Traffic calming controls don’t leave room for cargo trikes in cycle lanes

    Created by Robert Watson // 1 thread

    Grange Road has extremely narrow cycle lanes for most of its length, which include traffic calming bollards forcing traffic down to a single lane. While this design does slow traffic, the narrow space for the cycle lane means that trikes have to slow almost to a stop to pass safely -- or in some cases may not fit at all. This forces trikes out into the single centre lane, where cars may not properly give way, and also are the sites of speed bumps and significant potholes. If the lanes were about 20-30cm wider, then trikes could pass without a problem. This issue affects all of the bollards on both sides of Grange Road for its full length, but I’ve highlighted a particularly problematic one since I had to pick a spot.

    (In general, the cycle lanes on Grange Road are too narrow for cargo trikes forcing them out into traffic lanes anyway, but it’s the brick bases to the bollards that cause a particular problem.)

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  • Cycle path at junction of Trumpington and Brooklands problematic for trikes

    Created by Robert Watson // 1 thread

    On the northeast side of the Trumpington Road and Brooklands Ave junction, there’s a combined cycle and foot path around the corner that suffers two problems that make trike use problematic in peak times:

    1. The path is quite narrow, and in one place there is a sign post. This path is quite narrow for use with a cargo trike even if no one else is on the path -- but if there are cyclists (especially cargo bikes/trikes) going in the other direction, the path is simply too narrow. Most of the time cyclists or pedestrians wait for one another, but this doesn’t always happen.
    2. The camber on the path is extremely steep, especially where there is a cut to allow cycles up off of Brooklands going east. Trikes are at substantial risk of tipping, especially if there isn’t a child or cargo in the trike and the centre of gravity is high.

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  • East Road wands too narrow at first

    Created by PHG // 1 thread

    Where the new wands on East road begin if heading from the Newmarket road underpass into East road is a layby outside Mackays. The placement of the wands initially mean there is insufficient room to cycle on the road, but the layby is potholed, making it difficult to ride through. After the layby the spacing is wider and they are much better.

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  • East Road wands block roundabout

    Created by PHG // 1 thread

    The new wands on East road force cyclists on to the pavement, rather than the roundabout, where East road meets Newmarket roundabout. Why should cyclists be blocked from using Newmarket roundabout, which is the easiest way to access the bus lane on Elizabeth Way bridge.

    Pulling out of the wands early is dangerous and annoying. more annoying is when you forget and have to stop, or go onto the pavement and round to use the ramp.

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  • Potential conflict between Perne Rd and Tiverton Way .

    Created by cpax // 1 thread

     Like many other cyclists the majority being school pupils I have used the road between Perne Road and Tiverton Way as a way to avoid the traffic on Birdwood Road , however recently the work has begun to convert the bungalow and  often with builders vehicles blocking the cycle path on Perne Road . Today I encountered a group of people gathered ( deep in discussion ) in the road adjacent to the empty site which lies closer to Tiverton Way and on hearing my cycle bell seemed reluctant to move . I am concerned that this could be a site for future conflict .

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  • Combined Authority - Audit and Governance Committee

    Created by Rosamund Humphrey (Admin Officer) // 1 thread

    The Audit and Governance Committee's role is to review the Combined Authority's financial affairs, internal control, corporate governance arrangements and risk management. The Audit and Governance Committee was established by the Combined Authority in March 2017 in accordance with the Combined Authorities Order 2017. The committee is made up of one member from each of the constituent councils of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. 

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  • Planning application: 22/00786/FPC Link road Europa Way and Bramford Road

    Created by Shaun McDonald // 1 thread

    Proposed construction of a link road between Europa Way and Bramford Road, with a new mini-roundabout on Bramford Road, together with a shared footway/cycleway, sustainable drainage and landscaping (Suffolk County Council ref. SCC/0090/22IP).

    Land Between Europa Way And Bramford Road Ipswich Suffolk

    Ipswich

    Application reference : 22/00786/FPC

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  • Herbert St - bollards after roadworks

    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... 

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  • Sawston/Babraham cycleway closure 2022-09-15 for 3.5 weeks

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    We've received a note from a concerned resident:

    Not too sure if this has been informed of this but the Sawston to Babraham CyclePath is planned to be closed by a commercial property developer on 15th Sept. Don't know when it'll reopen. All cyclists will be forced to cycle on the main road that is a pretty hairy affair at the best of times. They did this already for 2 days back in August without any consultation. The cyclepath has become very popular in the last few years as many employees from the Babraham and Granta Parks use it for commuting. Also it's relatively new so can't believe that private developers are allowed to shut it basically to use it as a free convenient storage area.

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  • Unlit post hazard

    Created by Tim Steele // 0 threads

    Where the path splits there is a marker post that is completely invisible at night. It should be fitted with reflective material or removed.

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  • Dangerous to cross Milton Road diagonally at Toucan crossing

    Created by Matt H // 2 threads

    As the bridleway crosses Milton Road, it swaps sides of the busway, so most pedestrians and cyclists want to cross diagonally. However the toucan crossing only protects people crossing Milton Road. It doesn't stop busway traffic.

    This is confusing and dangerous. When the road traffic stops at red lights, and the Toucan crossing turns green, it feels very safe to cross the busway. Yet buses can come from three directions (busway west, busway east, Milton Road south) at speeds of 30 mph.

    Cyclists in particular are tempted to cross diagonally from north west to south east. Last week I saw a near accident. 

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  • Long wait to cross Busway / Station Road, Histon

    Created by Matt H // 1 thread

    Pedestrians and cyclists at the toucan crossing where the busway meets Station Road, Histon have to wait a long time for the lights to change even if there is zero bus or road traffic.

    This seems inconsistent with Highway Code rule H1 about the hierarchy of road users. Pedestrians should have priority over non-existent buses!

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