Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

Making Arbury safer

by Alan Levy on 16 April, 2014

Arbury Councillor Tim Ward’s project to make our streets safer is now up and running. All of the roads in Arbury – with the exception of A and B roads and Gilbert Road – are now part of the 20mph zone, which extends across the entire North area of the City. A separate consultation exercise […]

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Residents face loss of popular bus service

by Alan Levy on 4 September, 2013

New bus routes brought in by Stagecoach and the County Council mean Arbury losing its bus service. to Bridge Street. Citi 1 and 2 buses are being permanently diverted along Victoria Avenue instead of along Chesterton Lane and Bridge Street. “The routes via Bridge Street are popular for residents here wanting to get to the […]

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Victoria Road declassification

by Alan Levy on 5 August, 2013

Victoria Road residents have long been telling councillors of their problems with some of the traffic using this road and a few years ago we were successful in campaigning for the night-time lorry ban. This has made it easier for Victoria Road residents to sleep at night and reduced the damage to buildings caused by […]

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20mph limit comes closer

by Alan Levy on 1 August, 2013

Cambridge City Council’s North Area Committee has voted to recommend the introduction of a 20mph limit on most roads in the northern part of Cambridge.The committee voted on the same set of questions that were asked in the recent public consultation. The results were as follows: In favour of recommending the 20mph scheme. In favour […]

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Histon Road parking may be lost

by Alan Levy on 21 July, 2013

Following recent exhibitions about the County Council’s proposed changes along Histon Road, we now have a clearer picture of the project benefits and likely impact of the changes.  The most significant of the proposed changes are: Removal of existing residents’ parking and pay and display spaces on the northbound side of Histon Road. Changing the […]

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Arbury residents to lose bus service

by Alan Levy on 15 July, 2013

Cambridgeshire County Council recently published an innocent sounding proposal for a change to on-street parking on Jesus Lane. The actual purpose of the change is to allow them to re-route outbound Citi 1 and Citi 2 buses along Victoria Road instead of going via Bridge Street and Chesterton Lane/Road as at present. This change would […]

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Cambridgeshire County Council are undertaking a consultation into proposed changes to provision for parking, bus and cycle lanes on the section of Histon Road between the Victoria Road/Huntingdon Road and Gilbert Road junctions. According to the county council’s statistics, there have been almost 50 accidents on this part of Histon Road in the past 5 […]

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Histon Road bus lanes

by Alan Levy on 10 March, 2013

Rumours abound that a bus lane for Histon Road will be introduced, with the loss of on-street car parking. While this possibility is proposed in the Better Bus Area Fund (BBAF) documentation from the Department of Transport, we have seen no firm proposals to comment on yet. However, local residents and businesses are hardly likely […]

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Improving road safety in Arbury

by Alan Levy on 12 January, 2013

A pedestrian or cyclist involved in a collision with a car going at 30mph has around a 40% chance of being killed. At 20mph that figure is only 5% (see: humantransport.org). In a mostly residential city such as Cambridge, with lots of narrow streets and where cyclists make up a huge proportion of road traffic, […]

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New Bus Shelters

by Alan Levy on 28 October, 2012

Cambridge city council is in a position to add up to 10 new bus shelters across the city. These would have to be sited at existing bus stops that do not currently have a shelter rather than entirely new locations. If you have any suggestions for where the shelters should go, please contact Alan Levy […]

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