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People are being asked to have their bite of the cherry, by taking part in a consultation about pedestrian and cycleway improvements along Cherry Hinton Road.

The six week public consultation launched today (7 May) by Cambridgeshire County Council asks local residents to give their views on the proposed plans, which aim to provide safer travel for cyclists and pedestrians.

Cherry Hinton Road is a key local commuter route in Cambridge, which sees on average 2000 cyclists and 1500 pedestrians travelling to Cambridge Train Station, city centre and locations along Hills Road each day.

The walking and cycling improvements which also include options for parking and bus stop layouts, have been designed to help reduce congestion in the area.

A public survey was carried out in 2015, which highlighted more than three quarters of the 1100 respondents were in favour of there being walking and cycling improvements on Cherry Hinton Road – with only one in six people saying they felt safe cycling down this route.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of the Economy and Environment Committee, Councillor Ian Bates said,

“We are keen to hear people’s views on these proposals which aim to provide better cycling and walking routes along Cherry Hinton Road.

“More than 3000 residents either walk or cycle through this area on a daily basis, as Cambridge continues to grow, these proposed improvements will really help us to provide sustainable travel options to help keep the city moving.”

“Please do attend one of our drop-in sessions, where officers will be on hand to give more information about the consultation and the proposed plans.”

Members of the public have until Tuesday 18 June to have their say on the proposals.

Hard copies of the consultation document will be available at Rock Road Library and Cambridge Central Library or for more information and to fill out a survey online, visit our website: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/cherryhintonroad


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