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:

  • Better Bus Areas Fund

    Created by Robin Heydon // 1 thread

    Proposed package: Streamlining bus services through Cambridge city centre

    A package of measures including some of the following is proposed:
    • Cambridge Core Scheme extension – potential remove all traffic but buses and cycles from St Andrews Street north of Emmanuel Street through the day.
    • Address taxi overcrowding in St Andrews Street.
    • Remove / relocate some on-street parking in Jesus Lane.
    • Bus priority measures along Chesterton Road
    • Improved bus stop infrastructure in Hobson Street and Jesus Lane.
    • Removal of some parking on Histon Road and Station Road.
    • On Street ticketing at busy or constrained boarding points to reduce bus standing time and pedestrian congestion.
    • Enhanced enforcement of infringements on key bus routes and stops.
    • Rerouting of some buses away from Bridge Street / Magdalene Street.
    • Park and ride capacity enhancements
    • Rural interchange enhancements on longer routes benefiting from the city centre improvements.

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  • News

    Created by Simon Nuttall // 1 thread

    I'll hang a thread off this general issue where we can share news - at least while we transition to using this new system.

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  • Planning application at Addenbrooke's for major trauma unit

    Created by Heather Coleman // 1 thread

    The planning application has the promise of new, extra cycle parking, which should be good news. However, details are scant to say the least and as new jobs will presumably be created, I fear it will do nothing to alleviate the chronic shortage of cycle parking on site, especially at this location at the rear of the Concourse, and a place of choice to park if you have cycled from Trumpington.

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  • Bike & Bus Harmony leaflet

    Created by John Hall // 1 thread

    Warrington Cycle Campaign have produced a leaflet aimed at improving the mutaul understanding of cyclists and bus drivers points of view.

    It is called "Bus Drivers & Cyclists in Harmony"

    We hope to promote better relations between the two groups via a similar leaflet. The key goal is safety but enhanced respect by both parties would be of benefit.

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  • Training of drivers of commercial vehicles

    Created by Jim Chisholm // 2 threads

    We have serious concerns over the standards of driving of certain classes of vehicles in Cambridge.
    We have an opportunity to push for both bus companies and and local authorities to train their drivers to a higher standard

    Under the 'Certificate of Profession Competence' drivers of certain classes of vehicle are required to undertake 'continuing training'

    There has been an article in Local Transport Today about training in London. see:
    http://www.transportxtra.com/magazines/local_transport_today/news/?id=29476&StartRow=1

    "A COURSE designed to cut the number of lorry accidents in urban areas, particularly those involving cyclists and pedestrians, has gained industry accreditation.

    The ‘safe urban driving’ (SUD) course developed by Transport for London and London boroughs has been accredited by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training, the body set up by the sector skills councils for freight and passenger transport to manage the driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). "

    "EU directive 2003/59 requires lorry and van (over 3.5 tonne) drivers to obtain a CPC by completing 35 hours of training every five years. The requirement came into force in 2009, so the first deadline is September 2014. "

    "The second half of the course sees the lorry drivers get on bicycles and go on-road to understand how cyclists position themselves on the road, and how to drive in the presence of cyclists. This module was developed by Cycle Training UK for the London Borough of Lambeth. "

    I've already pointed out this scheme to the cycling officers

    It may be that we can get the LA's to approach Stagecoach on this issue and it could form part of any 'Quality Contract'

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  • South Cambridge (car) Parking Review

    Created by Jim Chisholm // 1 thread

    The County is proposing a 'controlled parking zone' to cover a wide area around Addenbrooke's. The exact limits are to be discussed, and issues will arise in area of new housing where the roads are yet to be adopted.
    An initial meetimg for stakeholders is to be held at Hills Road VI form college on Thursday February 2nd from 18:30 to 20:30
    The map shows the area being studied

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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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  • Stall at Energise Cambridge

    Created by Simon Nuttall // 1 thread

    We'll hold a stall at this event, sign up for slots!

    Energise Cambridge is an exciting campaign to get Cambridge students engaged
    on climate change and persuade the university to change their energy supply
    to renewable options. We are holding a massive rally on Parker's Piece on
    February 10th at 12pm to show student support for the issues we are raising
    and to generate publicity.

    Find out more at http://www.energisecambridge.org/

    Sign up at: http://www.doodle.com/w5qca6zspa29rvi7

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  • Bike Parking Shortage at Hills Rd 6th Form College

    Created by Michael Cahn // 1 thread

    Rather than providing adequate cycle parking for their pupils this Sixth Form college is discouraging cycling and increasing the likelihood of cycle theft. The bikes that were previously attached to these railings are now left on the opposite side of the road where they are not so securely parked. See http://cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/27865/ #27865 or #27866

    Although some cycle parking does seem to have been provided: http://cambridge.cyclestreets.net/location/28093/ #28093, #28092 it is clearly not enough

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  • Bus drivers and cyclists in harmony

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    Various issues in Cambridge regarding bus driving and cyclist interactions. Work needs to be done to deal with this.

    (This is actually a city-wide issue, but I've marked this as the bus station for now.)

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  • Right Turn at School

    Created by Michael Cahn // 2 threads

    Hills Road Bridge is a Natural Bottleneck which has high bike density. Bike Traffic to the school on Hills Rd will need to turn right into Purbeck Rd. There is a bus stop on the left which slows down traffic, but generally cars are in an accelerating mood here. Right turn pocket? Traffic Light? suggestions please

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  • Filtering Through Obstructed (Lane width)

    Created by Michael Cahn // 1 thread

    Hills Rd, traffic waiting at lights, cyclist have hard time to filter forward because lane width, presence of buses, long red light period. Sense of obstacle and injustice high because of Bus/Bike Lane liberty in the approach.

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  • Access Only

    Created by Michael Cahn // 1 thread

    On tool for reducing cut-through traffic is "Access Only" signage. What is the potential of this sign. Where is it used? How is it being enforced? Are there opportunities to

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  • A14 very hostile for cycling

    Created by Robin Heydon // 8 threads

    The A14 is a very hostile, dangerous road for cycling.

    Improvements to it, as well as broader changes to the national framework for cyclist crossings of major roads, are needed.

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