Safety on the Guided Busway is a priority for the County Council and taken very seriously.
Regular inspections and assessments are carried out on all our roads, footpaths and cycleways. The Guided Busway is no different, it is continually reviewed for maintenance purposes and any potential enhancements.
Since the busway opened in 2011, the surrounding area along the route has changed and evolved, particularly, where numbers of people and cyclists are increasing as more businesses are expanding along the route.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of the Highways and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Mathew Shuter said: “Following the recent incident on the Guided Busway on 1 May at King's Hedges Road, officers are assessing all the crossing points along the busway to ensure we’re doing all we can to increase awareness and promote safety.”
As a result of this review, some additional enhancements, such as extra signage and a guard rail, will be installed on the busway at King's Hedges Road over the next few weeks. A temporary barrier will be installed today (Wednesday 29 May) before the permanent work is completed. The aim is to increase awareness at the crossing point, reminding cyclists and pedestrians to stop and look for buses before crossing the busway.