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:

  • Walmgate Stray very dark

    Kate Ravilious // 1 thread

    It is very dark here. Any chance of a solar powered light at this corner?

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  • Hiscox Stonebow crossing needed

    Kate Ravilious // 1 thread

    Cycle/pedestrian crossing required at this point of Stonebow (near the Hiscox building). The cycle/pedestrian route running north-south is getting busier all the time, and it is difficult to cross Stonebow here.

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  • School Street for Arbury Primary School

    Created by Daniel Thomas // 1 thread

    Carlton Way gets a lot of through traffic during school run and both parent parking and commuter traffic create an unsafe environment for children going to Arbury Primary School or Pre-School.
    A School Street on the section of Carlton Way between Perse Way and Brimley Road and on Hall Farm Road between Carlton Way and Topham Way might be one way of substantially improving the situation.

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  • Merton Local Plan 2020 Consultation

    Merton Council are consulting on their new Local Plan 2020, which will be used as the basis for planning decisions in the future. Planning decisions are one of the ways in which cycling policies are put into practice, so it's really important that the Local Plan incorporates strong commitments to cycling and active transport.

    Merton Cycle Campaign will use the comments and discussion here to incorporate into our response to the Merton Consultation which closes 6 January; however to give us time to incorporate your comments please submit them here by noon on Sunday 30 December.

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  • City Changer Cargo Bike

    The county council cycling team are involved in a 3-year project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research Programme to grow delivery and passengers by bike, cargo bike and e-cargo bike in 100 cities. The project called 'City Changer Cargo Bike' was launched to an audience of EU institutions, national and regional governments, advocacy organisations and business leaders in October 2018.

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  • S/0101/18/CC Histon - New Primary School north of Garden Walk

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Proposes new access onto Glebe Way cutting across shared-use pavement, interrupting it, putting give-way markings on the pavement and dropping the kerbs. Visibility splays are drawn to to the kerb instead of to the back of the pavement.

    Proposed pedestrian crossing further south will also place poles, obstructions and potential conflict into the narrow shared-use pavement.

    This is a real mess considering that they have plenty of space to widen the pavement and do it right.

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    Erection of a 2FE (420 place) primary school and single storey 52 place pre-school nursery with associated vehicle and pedestrian access, car and cycle parking, vehicular drop off area with landscaping and playing fields, a pedestrian crossing, footpath widening and ancillary works.

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  • 18/1685/FUL 229 Milton Road - new dwelling in rear garden

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Proposed cycle parking in garage does not meet diagram 15 requirements.

    Proposed: 5000mm by 2500mm
    Required: 7000mm by 3300mm

    ...

    Construction of 1No. 1 1/2 Storey Dwelling to land rear of No. 229 Milton Road, Cambridge

    229 Milton Road Cambridge CB4 1XQ

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PHD8DODXH8W00

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 18/1685/FUL

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  • York Street area residents' parking zone

    Martin Lucas-Smith // 1 thread

    Cambridgeshire County Council has published proposals and consultation to introduce a residents’ parking scheme in the streets around York Street and New Street.

    This is a long-overdue scheme.

    There are a couple of issues:

    - Building support for the scheme - residents' parking proposals have a key strategic role in reducing traffic, by almost eliminating circulation by drivers speculatively looking for parking.

    - Making the case for the scheme in the face of opposition in a few streets because of a reduction in spaces where there is currently parking on both sides of the street (which means domination of the space for private motor vehicle storage).

    - At last, elimination of pavement parking and the ability to enforce any pavement overrun.

    - No cycle parking is proposed.

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  • 18/1671/FUL 83 Babraham Road - four 1-BR dwellings next to Audi dealership

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    5 cycle parking spaces proposed

    Cycle parking plan shows 'New Sheffield' Broxap shelter that is 5m wide, though this does not match up with the much smaller box shown on the Site Plan.

    Cycle parking is not secured.

    Existing accessway to site gives priority to motor vehicles and not people walking or cycling.

    Highways has already chimed in to require that the applicants give a 25m visibility splay to the shared-use pavement alongside Babraham Road.

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    Erection of 4no. flats with associated bin and cycle stores, following demolition of existing bungalows. Erection of a valet building and creation of additional first floor space.

    83 - 87 Babraham Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 4DD

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PH5QZPDXH5P00

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 18/1671/FUL

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  • 18/1708/FUL 32 Gray Road - four 1-BR dwellings

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Undersized 'timber framed' cycle parking (1800mm by 3550mm, smaller than required 3100mm by 4200mm).

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    Erection of 4no. 1-bedroom flats in the rear garden with bin and cycle stores, following demolition of existing garage.

    32 & 32A Gray Road Cambridge CB1 3TA

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PHKBXRDXHBG00

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 18/1708/FUL

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  • Cycle route to High Street via Nith Place

    Created by Rhian // 2 threads

    From the Whitesands all the crossings around Nith Place are toucan crossings. However, the current set up doesn't make it comfortable for pedestrians or cyclists for someone cycling to the High Street.

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  • Englefield Road - De Beauvoir area - Environmental and cycle improvements to CS1

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Hackney says:
    "The Council is committed to making Hackney’s roads safer for everyone living, working
    and visiting the borough. These changes aim to create an environment that will encourage
    more walking and cycling, improve air quality and reduce emissions within the local area.
    Our Transport Strategy includes a Liveable Neighbourhoods Plan, which recognises that local
    streets are not just places to park vehicles or drive, walk and cycle on. They are places where
    we socialise and live our lives. An aspiration is to reclaim Hackney’s streets from motor
    traffic congestion and transform them into the most attractive and liveable neighbourhoods
    in London.
    One key objective for this proposal is to create a safer, more pleasant environment for
    cycling on the CS1 route through the De Beauvoir area.
    Back in autumn 2015 Transport for London (TfL) in partnership with Hackney Council
    consulted on a motor traffic reduction scheme in the De Beauvoir area that assists users
    of the CS1 route. These proposed modal filters have now been introduced.
    One of the proposals that was not taken forward at that time was a zebra crossing on
    Englefield Road near the junction of Culford Road. From continued feedback from residents,
    and users of the CS1 route through this area, the Council has now reviewed the design and
    location which provides a safe crossing point for cyclists, as well as pedestrians, crossing
    Englefield Road. Please see the drawing attached for more detail.
    Introducing this duel crossing point on Englefield Road at Culford Road will also allow the
    relocation of two of the existing modal filters to be moved to this new crossing point. Modal
    filters are closures to motorised traffic that still allow access for pedestrians and cyclists. "

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  • Sutton Local Implementation Plan 3

    Created by Charles Martin // 1 thread

    The council is undertaking a public consultation on its draft third Local Implementation Plan (LIP). This is a statutory document that outlines how Sutton will contribute to meeting the outcomes and objectives in the new Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy, published earlier this year. It also outlines key proposals for transport schemes in the borough for the next three years (to 2021) and longer term ambitions to 2041.

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  • LED Lighting

    Created by Daniel Dignam // 1 thread

    Maybe it because I ride a bike with narrow tyres, or am over cautious, but ....

    The new LED lighting they've installed has effectively made the path narrower (and it's already too narrow). I don't want to ride over slippery glass, and in a few places they've actually installed them on the bend (Shelford end on the inside of the bend, which was already tricky because of the manhole cover), and at the Addenbrooke's end when joining after coming under the bridge.

    Why didn't they install them between the white lines like the old ones.

    Am I worrying too much (I cycle 400+ miles a week, so like to think I'm relatively good at looking out for dangers) ?

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  • A111 Chase Side - improve safety for cyclists

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    The A111 Chase Side is a useful and direct commuting and leisure route for cyclists, linking Southgate and Cockfosters. Safety improvements are needed for cyclists using the road, particularly at central refuges forming pinch points where close passes are a frequent risk.

    More extensive infrastructure, utilising wide verges, service roads and semi-segrated lanes, could provide a safe route to increase levels of cycling to local schools, shops and sports facilities.

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  • A111 Cockfosters to Hadley Wood

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    Convert the footway along the A111 Cockfosters Road to shared use between the entrance to Trent Park and Waggon Road. This would link with the existing segregated cycle track from Cockfosters tube station to Trent Park and to Sustrans Route NCN 12 and Hadley Wood train station. It would allow residents in new developments along Cockfosters Road and the large planned development within Trent Park to cycle to both stations and beyond.

    The A111 is narrow and busy, with insufficient room to overtake a cyclist safely if there is oncoming traffic. Motorists can be aggressive and pass cyclists very closely, so only the bravest cyclists use this road. During morning and evening commutes there are long queues of traffic, making it difficult and unpleasant to use the road on a bicycle.

    The footway on the west side of the road has very few pedestrians and is wide enough to allow dual use or be upgraded to segregated use. It also has dropped kerbs to allow cyclists to cross side roads.

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