Residents and road users are being asked to have their say on phase two of a scheme to improve cycling along Huntingdon Road, Cambridge.

The £400,000 improvements follow a successful scheme to provide a safe and segregated route for cyclists along Huntingdon Road which is a major artery into the City Centre.

A number of cycling initiatives are being delivered by Cambridgeshire County after the authority successfully secured £10.1 million from the Department for Transport's Cycle City Ambition Fund. This aims to provide separate cycle lanes on the main roads into Cambridge and to create good quality cycle links to employment areas in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire.

The current scheme saw the first use of new bus stops and a pedestrian and cycle crossing.

Now the Council wants to hear people's views on phase two of the scheme providing wider and safer cycle lanes on Huntingdon Road between Richmond Road and the junction with Histon Road.

There are two options for people to look at for inbound:
2.1m wide raised cycle lane between parking bays and road
2.1m wide protected cycle lane between parking bays and footpath

Should further funding come forward one more option could be delivered outbound (resurfacing to 1.8-2.1m width).

New bus stop layout is also being considered and changes to the cycleway layout on the approach to the junction with Histon Road.

The consultation runs until 27 June and there will be two local exhibitions at Buckingham House, Murray Edwards College 26 May 5.30-8.30pm & 7 June 4.30-7.30pm.

There is more information and online survey at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/huntingdon-road

Cambridgeshire County Councillor John Hipkin, and Local Member for Castle, said: "Huntingdon Road is extremely busy and used by a range of people, from those travelling in from the A14 to local residents. It is vital that we make sure we find a balance of making it easier and safer for people to cycle in while taking into account the needs of all users. This survey is people's chance to have their say."

Cambridgeshire County Councillor Ian Bates, Chairman of the Economy and Environment Committee, said: "Cambridgeshire and Cambridge in particular, is seen as a UK leader increasing and encouraging cycling. The authority has worked hard with partners to secure the £10.1 million funding to encourage more people to get on their bikes. This phase two scheme follows an already well used and innovative scheme along Huntingdon Road. We want everyone to have their say."

 

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