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:

  • Two-way cycling in Romsey

    Created by Simon Nuttall // 1 thread

    Converting one-way streets to two-way cycling has long been a Cambridge Cycling Campaign priority.

    Progress has been made, with Hope Street being made into a two-way street with a no motor vehicles exemption at one end.

    Now that Except Cycles signs under No Entry signs are permitted there is scope for extending this to Romsey Streets.

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  • Cambridge East development

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    The Cambridge East development is in the 2006 Cambridge Local Plan and would have a big effect on cycling and traffic more generally in the area.

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  • Sheep's Green and Coe Fen Management Plan consultation

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    The City Council will be designating Sheep's Green & Coe Fen as a local nature reserve in 2012, in recognition of the site’s value for both wildlife and recreation.

    As part of the process, a management plan has been prepared to establish a long-term vision for the site and to guide ongoing maintenance and habitat-restoration works.

    They are seeking public comments on the draft plan, prior to formal adoption and designation of the site.

    http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/ccm/content/consultations/sheeps-green-and-coe-fen-management-plan-consultation.en

    It is important that the proposals are scrutinised to check whether this will have any effects in the longer term on cycling and path improvements.

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  • Incredibly bumpy surface on East Road

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    Now that the East Road gas works have finished, the road has been patched up, but in a very bumpy way. Although the tarmac is smooth, it is not at the same height as the original road so riding along is continually bumpy.

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  • Anstey Hall: convert (partially) to Hotel 12/0504/FUL

    Created by Rohan Wilson // 0 threads

    Documents are completely inadequate for this listed building. I submitted this objection:
    This comment is on behalf of Sustrans, the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.

    The application form indicates that there is currently no cycle parking and that none is intended. This is unacceptable - the development must conform to the Council's standards in quantity, location and type.

    There are insufficient graphic details on which to assess the application.
    RW for Sustrans 3 May 2012

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  • House conversion to 3 flats 12/0508/FUL

    Created by Rohan Wilson // 0 threads

    This comment is on behalf of Sustrans, the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.

    We note that 3 Sheffield stands are shown within the cycle shelter - good provision for a site which is on the city's Signed Primary Cycle Network. It is important that they should not be installed too close to the rear wall, and that the spacing between each and between stands and side wall should meet the City Council's standards - see Cycle Parking Guide.

    Only 3 bins are shown - is this acceptable, for recycling etc?
    RW for Sustrans 3 May 2012

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  • Office building to studio flats, 25 Cambridge Place

    Created by Rohan Wilson // 0 threads

    Objected.
    This comment is on behalf of Sustrans, the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.

    We are concerned that there may not be sufficient space in the rear "bikes and bins" (unattractive combination!) room. It is important that the Sheffield stands indicated should be installed as shown, and to park or remove a bike, rearward space is essential (See the City Council Cycle Parking Guide), adequate as drawn. But only five refuse bins are shown, one for each apartment. Normally each would need 3 bins (black, blue, green), for which there would clearly be insufficient space.

    RW for Sustrans 3 May 2012

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  • Special Education Unit, Ascham Road

    Created by Rohan Wilson // 0 threads

    This comment is on behalf of Sustrans, the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.

    The documents state that cycle parking is to be increased to 4 spaces (staff) and 6 spaces (pupils), but gives no indication as to its type, location, or whether it is sheltered.

    We consider the quantity to be provided seems unambitious, especially considering the site is in a quiet street close to routes on the city's signed primary cycle network. The cycle parking should be of Sheffield stands, convenient to the building's entrances, in a clearly visible location, and sheltered. See the City Council's Cycle Parking Guide for information.

    http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/ccm/content/transport-and-streets/cycling-and-walking/cycle-planning-and-policy.en

    We recommend that more spaces should also be provided, better to encourage a healthy alternative to car use. We note that the site is a listed building whose character and surroundings are not likely to be enhanced by full occupation of the "ample" car parking mentioned in the D+A Statement.
    RW for Sustrans 3 May 2012

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  • Mill Road condition - BBC

    Created by David Earl // 1 thread

    BBC R Cambs want to interview someone at 07.05 tomorrow (May 1) about the potholed condition of Mill Road.

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  • Ramped access to Victoria Bridge from riverside path

    Created by t1mmyb // 0 threads

    There has been stepped access from the riverside to Victoria Bridge for years, possibly since the bridge's construction.

    Victoria Bridge is currently closed pending refurbishment/reconstruction due to its dilapidated and dangerous condition; there may be S106 money available from the developers of the adjacent Western Riverside housing development. It's crucial to write to local councillors expressing the community's desire to have the bridge access not merely restored, but enhanced, for the benefit of cyclists, pedestrians and less-able users of the bridge and riverside.

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  • Access to NW Cambridge site from NW

    Created by Jim Chisholm // 2 threads

    For several years there have been proposals, counter proposals, and problems over access over partly Trinity College land that should give good cycle commuting routes from Bar Hill, Dry Drayton, Madingley and even Hardwick.
    We need to work with NW Cambridge team at the University, Trinity College, Bidwells (Trinity's land agents), County, SCambs, and Local Parish Councils
    If a solution can be found S106 monyey is available

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  • Tower Bridge road surface problem

    Created by londoncycler // 1 thread

    Six inch high ridge near left side of north bound lane on the south side of the bridge forces cyclists too close to the kerb or into the path of motor vehicles. Issue reported via CTC pothole reporting site. Resurfacing required.

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