Things tagged 'cambridge'

11 issues found for 'cambridge':

  • Update on plans for Burwell Lode bridge?

    Created by FlossieT // 1 thread

    This isn't quite our area, I suspect, but I'm wondering if anyone in the group knows what's happening with the once-proposed new bridge at Burwell Lode? Back in 2010, the Campaign newsletter reported that, "The National Trust anticipates being able to build this 'in the next couple of years'"; from what I can find elsewhere on the web, new ramps were built near/to the existing (horrible) bridge in 2012-13.

    Not an urgent enquiry - it's just the route to Ely via Reach is one I do fairly often with friends with small children/babies in trailers, and at the moment we have to detour via Bottisham to avoid it, so I wondered if the new bridge was still on the cards at all.

    Thanks,

    Rachael

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  • Lack of cycle routes to Cambridge Business Park, Waterbeach

    Created by David Green // 1 thread

    My employer is planning to relocate from central cambridge to the Cambridge Business Park (near Waterbeach). There is currently no decent cycle (or footpath!) access to this business park which avoids riding along the A10. I am a confident cyclist but I am not looking forward to riding to work along sections of the A10.

    Are there any plans for cycle route construction which the campaign can, perhaps, help accelerate?

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  • New cycle racks at cambridge station

    Created by Colin Rosenstiel // 1 thread

    Apart from the miserable remote location, has anyone else been having issues with the new exclusively double stack cycle parking?

    1. My bike, a pretty normal size town bike, won't fit on the lower level because the basket won't fit under the beam mounting the upper level of the rack
    2. Twice my bike has fallen out when removing it from the upper level. The wheel, also a standard size, isn't held firmly enough in the sliding rack when unlocked. The frist time it fell on me, causing minor injuries
    3. The level of maintenance is abysmal, with obvious work required being left undone for weeks. The first instance of my bike falling out was a rack that wouldn't slide in so I was removing my bike to put elsewhere. Another time the bolts hoding a rack in had come off so the frame was loose and unusable. There are two frames on the side by the back of the racks which need refixing and have done as long as the racks have been where they now are
    4. Why has the roadway got those obstructive plastic barriers all the way along, making access to the cycle parking very awkward? Such barriers are not placed between carriageway and pavements elsewhere

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  • Northern Area s106 Suggestions

    Created by Hester Wells // 1 thread

    There is un-allocated money available from northern area s106 agreements for Cambridge and South cambs.

    The council are currently looking for suggestions on how to spend it, within the requirements for the projects, which include the local transport policy priorities for walking, cycling and public transport.

    The map is not accurate for the area covered: it certainly includes north Cambridge, a bit of Castle, and Histon, but the map was only up briefly. Once the minutes for the North Area Committee are published the definitive map will be available.

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  • Carter Cycle Bridge Western Access Improvements

    Created by Edward Leigh // 2 threads

    Hidden away in the planning application for the Skanska development around the new Northern Access Road to Cambridge station are detailed proposals for the redesigned cycle access to the western end of Carter Bridge:
    http://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=MPYVR2DX08L00
    [Scroll down to 'CARTER CYCLE BRIDGE WESTERN ACCESS IMPROVEMENTS'.]

    My concern is that the new junction with the bridge on-ramp will be difficult and dangerous to negotiate for cyclists and pedestrians. With 450 cycle movements towards the city at peak time, this will be a busy junction where cyclists are moving rapidly as they descend the slope. Those cyclists heading for the station will have to break hard before turning across the path of oncoming cyclists and across the footway in order to join the new link path.

    This is undoubtedly an improvement on the existing arrangement (which involves crossing Devonshire Road twice to access the station), but two options that seem to have been considered in the past but rejected would be safer and more convenient:

    1) Opening a route via Ravensworth Gardens through the existing wall at the boundary of the station car park.

    2) Adding a cycle-only ramp joining the south side of the bridge opposite the stairway.

    Any thoughts?

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  • Assault of female cyclist, Cambridge Rd, Shelford

    Created by Michael Cahn // 0 threads

    CN Letters 30 July 2012:
    "If the Lady whose bottom was smacked by a passenger in a green Ford KA as she cycled along Cambridge Rd, Shelford, towards Trumpington at 11 am on July 25, would like to do anything about it, please get in touch with me via this newspaper. I was following and have the details of the car" (Name withheld in CN)

    CCC to local police
    "CCC would like to encourage the local police force to get in touch with the informant and take the necessary steps. Such behaviour is degrading, it is extremely dangerous, potentially life threatening, and must not be allowed to become a local custom. We look forward to read in the newspaper that the necessary steps have been taken and that such behaviour will be punished, including revoking of driver's license."

    Suggestions?

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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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  • Road Bridge Haslingfield and Barton

    Created by Klaas Brümann // 1 thread

    Cllr Sabastian Kindersley (LD, Gamlingay) writes in a letter in todas Cambridge News that "the university plans to rebuild the road bridge linking Haslingfield and Barton. ... chance to provide a safe combined pedestiran/cycle path down on to the track so residents can avoid the narrow and dangerous road and so access the A603 safely. The approx cost of this work is £40,000.

    What do we know about this?

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