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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Listed issues, most recent first:

  • Liveable Streets Old Ford Road West

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    Liveable Streets is a multi-million pound borough-wide street and public space improvement programme. It aims to improve the look and feel of public spaces in neighbourhoods across the borough and make it easier, safer, and more convenient to get around by foot, bike and public transport. Tower Hamlets would like to hear your views on the proposals for the Old Ford Road West project area.

    We've listened to your concerns on issues including:

    • The volume and speed of vehicles in residential streets, impacting safety, air and noise pollution.
    • The need for better, cleaner and greener public spaces.
    • Hostile environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

    What is proposed and why are the proposals important?

    Four schemes have been developed to improve walking and cycling, create better public space, reduce through-traffic and improve air quality.

    We are proposing traffic changes and calming measures to make local streets safer for everyone. This includes crossing improvements, better street lighting, tree planting, and School Streets.

    Every day thousands of vehicles are travelling through the area and not stopping. These vehicles are contributing to the already unacceptable levels of air pollution on your streets, outside your schools and around your local shops. These proposals are also planned to work together with the approved Bethnal Green scheme and proposed changes in the Bow Liveable Streets area. This scheme in the Old Ford Road West area will provide essential links by creating improved active travel routes for everyone.

    The Liveable Streets proposals will help improve road safety, public spaces, and air quality. However to achieve this some local residents who want to drive may have to travel longer distances.

    All properties will still be accessible by vehicle, but people will also have greater choice on how they get around by removing barriers to walking and cycling.

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  • Planning app: 20/04514/FUL - student flats on stilts above Howard Mallett Centre

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    20/04514/FUL | Erection of a building comprising student accommodation (C2)(113 rooms in 14no flats), including an ancillary reception building, part change of use of existing building from non-residential institution (D1) to cafe (A3), including outdoor terrace with associated landscaping, open space, car and cycle parking and infrastructure. | St Matthews Centre Sturton Street Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 2QF.

    Neighbour Consultation Expiry Date: Wed 23 Dec 2020
    Standard Consultation Date: Wed 25 Nov 2020
    Standard Consultation Expiry Date: Wed 23 Dec 2020

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  • Dangerous hidden stakes on cycle path off Madingley road

    Created by Richard Folley // 1 thread

    This is a long term issue for me - at the beginning of the 1st lockdown in March I turned into this path and my bike wheel hit a small solid wooden stake hidden under plants. Although I managed to remain upright the sudden jolt caused a sharp pain in my right upper arm. Since then, despite physiotherapy, the arm muscle has not recovered & has remained painful & weak. 

    I guess that the stakes were placed there by a local resident aiming to protect flowers/plants. I wonder if anyone else has noticed or experienced a similar incident?

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  • 20/02998/FUL: 4 x modular homes, land at Dundee Close, Cambridge

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

    20/02998/FUL: Demolition of existing garages and hardstanding to provide 4no. flat roofed modular homes to provide specialist single accommodation for local homeless persons.

    Land at Dundee Close, Cambridge

    Permission is also sought for associated works, including landscaping and the erection of bike, refuse and plant storage.

    6no. cycle spaces are proposed for use by residents and visitors.

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  • Colchester General Hospital

    Created by Steven Moseley // 1 thread

    The General is Colchester's District Hospital and has an A&E department.  Over time it has agglomerated services from the various sites across Colchester that have closed, including those on Lexden Road and on Severalls.

    The transport challenges the Hospital faces include that:

    • its main vehicle access is on a residential road
    • although it is serviced by bus routes it is not near or well integrated with transport hubs
    • local cycling provision is poor and in particular the junctions around North Station amount to a significant barrier to cyclists travelling from South Colchester

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  • Reserved land adjacent to Northern Approach Road

    Created by Steven Moseley // 1 thread

    When Northern Approach Road was built land was set aside with a view to providing segregated bus lanes in the future.  It's not clear what current plans are, if any exist.

    Provision for cyclists should also be made on what is an important route between the Town Centre and North Station, and the Hospital, Mile End, the A12 J28 Park and Ride, and Severalls Business Park.  e.g. Cambridge's Guided Busway also has a shared use path alongside.

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  • The Safer Essex Roads Partnership

    Created by Steven Moseley // 1 thread

    The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) has brought together the three local authority areas of Essex County Council, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Thurrock Council to provide a road safety service across ‘Greater Essex’.

    The other SERP partners are Essex Police, Essex Fire and Rescue Service, Highways England, The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust, The East of England NHS Trust and The Safer Roads Foundation.

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  • Eastern Hertfordshire Area Growth and Transport Plan

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    The Eastern Growth & Transport Plan (EGTP) is a new transport strategy to help direct and plan transport improvements and investment in Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth and surrounding areas.

    This area faces significant levels of proposed new housing and employment development, with added pressure of new homes and jobs are also proposed in surrounding areas including Cambridgeshire, North Essex and the rest of Hertfordshire.

    Important transport links in this area include the M11, A120, A1184, A414, A1250, B1383 and B1004 roads, the West Anglia Main Line railway line, the National Cycle Routes 11 and 16 and a range of local and longer distance bus and coach services.

    To help ensure the transport network continues to work safely and efficiently, the GTP identifies packages of interventions, that could address current and future traffic congestion issues such as noise and poor air quality. Interventions can be small or large, and could be introduced now or in the future, depending on how complex they are and if enough funding is available.

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  • South East Herts Growth and Transport Plan

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    The South East Hertfordshire Growth & Transport Plan (SEGTP) is a new transport strategy to help direct and plan transport improvements and investment in Hertford, Ware, Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Cheshunt and Waltham Cross, and to surrounding areas.

    This area faces significant levels of proposed new housing and employment development, with added pressure of new homes and jobs are also proposed in surrounding areas including Cambridgeshire, Essex, Greater London and the rest of Hertfordshire.

    Important transport links in this area include the M25, A10, A414, A119, B1197 and A1170 roads, the West Anglia Main Line railway line, the National Cycle Route 61 and a range of local and longer distance bus and coach services.

    To help ensure the transport network continues to work safely and efficiently, the GTP identifies packages of interventions, that could address current and future traffic congestion issues such as noise and poor air quality. Interventions can be small or large, and could be introduced now or in the future, depending on how complex they are and if enough funding is available.

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  • Chesterton Recreation Ground - Wheeled Sports Facility

    Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 1 thread

    In 2017, councillors approved the use of Section 106 developer contributions for a new wheeled-sports facility on Chesterton recreation ground.

    We consulted on proposals in 2019. Your responses suggested support for the proposal, and identified some opportunities for improvement. We have revised the proposals to address these.

    The proposed facility is aimed at young people aged 4 to 14. It comprises a continuous circuit of turns and jumps, to appeal to a variety of wheeled-sports users including BMX and mountain bikes, skateboards and scooters, and roller skates.

    It’s aimed at beginners and users of intermediate skill, with the intention that they can graduate to using other, more challenging facilities elsewhere in Cambridge.

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  • Grafton Way Closure

    Created by John Chamberlain // 0 threads

    From the 24th October for four weeks Grafton Way will be closed between Huntley Street and Tottenham Court Road for drainage works. There is no reasonable alternative to the south until you get to Tavistock Place. Cyclists can use the bus lane in front of UCH if they are careful (note that you will have to make a two-stage right turn at Tottenham Court Road if you want to go up Hampstead Road).

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  • Transport and Infrastructure Committee

    The main role of the Transport and Infrastructure Committee is to make recommendations on the following matters to the Combined Authority Board:

    The Local Transport Plan Bus Strategy

    The transport revenue budget, including any transport levy

    The annual programme of strategic transport projects and the associated capital investment budget

    Borrowing powers exercised as the Local Transport Authority

    Creation of the key route network

    This thread is for listing committee meetings.

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  • Overview & Scrutiny Committee

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

    The Overview and Scrutiny Committee was established by the Combined Authority in March 2017 in accordance with the Combined Authorities Order 2017. The committee is made up of two members from each of the constituent councils of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. The role of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee is to review or scrutinise decisions and actions taken by the Combined Authority or the Mayor. The Chair is Cllr Lorna Dupre.

    This thread is for listing committee meetings.

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