Friday, June 27, 2008

New Cycle Route on the Agenda

One of my election pledges was to campaign for a new cycle route in Coleridge between Ashbury Close and Golding Road. This has now been put in progress, and I've had this back from the Council:

"This has now been put on the register for new schemes as part of the city's Environmental Improvements Programme which includes the budget for minor cycle schemes. Unfortunately there is a large backlog of work so it may be some time before any work is undertaken through this programme. It may be that we can progress minor schemes such as this sooner if (but hopefully when) new engineers are appointed as part of the Cycling Demonstration Town award."

There is still some way to go, and there needs to be local consultation nearer the time, but when I discussed this proposal with neighbouring residents during the local election campaing, the general response was very positive! I think this new route could be a real help for cyclists in Coleridge and from other parts of Cambridge.

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