This is a poor-quality consultation, purporting to be about “active travel” when, in fact, it is about prioritising some disjointed and ill-thought-through cycling improvement schemes in and around Cambridge.
Category - Cycling
Is there anywhere you don’t walk or cycle simply because it’s impossible or unsafe to do so?
When a road junction proves to be dangerous, the council doesn’t install barriers; it remodels it. Why not do the same for unsafe footways and cycleways?
Unfortunately, although there are outstanding issues with the new development, these are unlikely to see it blocked a second time.
The small incentive this idea will create to buy EVs is more than offset by the negative impacts on buses and cycling.
Smarter Cambridge Transport’s comments and additional ideas for improving access to Cambridge by cycle, bus and train from the east.
The Highway Code is up for revision with a view to reinforcing the rights and protections of people walking, cycling or riding a horse.
It’s now time to accelerate the construction of infrastructure to allow as many people as possible to walk or cycle most short trips.
The County Council has been slow off the mark, recently stating that officers are still looking at data and talking with their maintenance contractor.
Have traffic flows reverted to how they were before the summer? Interestingly, not everywhere.
Public education is needed to give cycling and walking a more positive image.
The full response to the consultation: why Smarter Cambridge Transport supports most of the short-term measures proposed (some with modifications), but does not support any of the three long-term strategies proposed.
Rather than building extensive new road capacity for buses, we need to make better use of existing road capacity, build travel hubs and re-route bus services, and create safe and convenient cycle and pedestrian routes...
With these additions to the SPD this development could radically transform the connectivity and quality of life in Cherry Hinton, Teversham and Fulbourn.
The ‘spine’ of the new airport development should be a green corridor, ideal for walking and cycling, and it must be available from day one.
Greenways will help reduce congestion and play a part in ensuring economic growth is sustainable. This is an investment which everyone can support.
It’s time to change the way ‘consultation’ works (or doesn’t). Currently, residents might learn about a council project for the first time from an invitation to a ‘briefing’. Those who have time and inclination to...
Ideas for reducing congestion and pollution in urban areas, developed in the context of the Greater Cambridge area, typical of many UK towns and cities.
Further to our response to the public consultation, we have prepared seventeen key questions for the City Deal Executive Board to answer in relation to its decision on 13 October 2016 to progress a proposal to build a...
Smarter Cambridge Transport held its first public event, Rebooting The City Deal, on Friday 14 October at Wolfson College, attended by around 250 people. Our thanks to Antony Carpen for videoing the event. Here are the...
Areas of concern [Updated 23 August 2016: expanded section on access and parking permits] Here in summary are ten concerns that residents, businesses and observers have voiced about the City Deal: The City Deal is...
A ‘travel hub’ refers to a bus, tram or train station with more facilities than a bus stop, and with the dominant modes of access being walking and cycling.
Next key date: 20 March 2019. The Executive Board will be considering final outline designs for Milton Road before proceeding to detailed designs and building in 2020–21. The Assembly meets on 27 February to pre...