Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cycling town proposed works

Some specific improvements for cycling have now been put forward by the county council for consultation as part of the cycling demonstration town works.

As a general rule I'm sceptical of splashing paint around, which is often just a way of cutting transport capacity of particular kinds for ideological purposes, but welcome genuine improvements. It looks like there's a mixture planned:
Cherry Hinton Road
Facilities for cyclists have been reviewed in detail to see what improvements could be made. Due to the relative narrowness of the road, it is not realistic to have on-road cycle lanes on both sides of the road. The proposals involve improvements to the shared use off-road cycle route.

Madingley Road
The team have been looking at improving the provision for cyclists with a combination of onroad and off-road cycle paths. From Queens Road to Storey’s Way the existing off-road shared use path will be widened. From Storey’s Way to the Park and Ride there will be a combination of on-road and off-road paths, as the width of the road varies considerably.

The Tins

Discussions are currently taking place regarding the purchase of land to widen the route on the north and/or south side. From initial survey work carried out the most likely improvement will be to the north side.

Gilbert Road

The proposal is to introduce traffic calming measures and improve the cycle lanes along Gilbert Road. There is a separate leaflet available with more details of the proposals.
There's a chance to view the plans and air views at the consultations:
Tuesday 19 January 2010 - 4.30 - 7.30pm
Cherry Hinton Village Centre, Colville Road

Wednesday 20 January - 8 - 10am and 4.30 - 7.30pm
Madingley Road Park & Ride waiting room

Thursday 21 and Monday 25 January - 4.30 - 7.30pm
Chesterton Community College Lounge, Gilbert Road

Wednesday 27 January - 4.30 - 7.30pm
Cambridge Central Library, Lion Yard (Third Floor opposite the Café)
Coleridge Conservatives are keen to know what residents think of the ideas.


Michael said...

The proposals are on the county web site, here: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/projects/cambridge/City+Cycleway+Improvements.htm

Andrew Bower said...

Thanks for that link, Michael, I didn't notice the page when I first looked.