Residents and road users are being asked to have their say on plans to improve cycling and walking on Trumpington Road, Cambridge.
Cambridgeshire County Council wants to make it safer to walk and cycle in this area between Brooklands Avenue and Fen Causeway, which is heavily used by commuters, and students attending nearby schools.
Currently cyclists and pedestrians share the path and riders often have to mix with traffic at a busy junction making it difficult for them and motorists.
Trumpington Road is used by about 10,000 motor vehicles and 2,000 cyclists daily. There were 18 accidents in the past six years, including 13 involving cyclists, on this stretch of Trumpington Road.
The £400,000 proposals include new and wider cycle lanes between Bateman Street and Brooklands Avenue, removing Pay & Display parking on the outbound side of Trumpington Road, alongside the Botanic Garden. Plans also include relocating the pedestrian crossing near Bateman Street and changing it to a crossing for pedestrians and cyclists as well as improving the Chaucer Road exit for pedestrians and cyclists.
The plans, drawings and visuals of how the new road layout will look, together with a feedback form are online at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/trumpington-road
The proposals are going to be on display in Cambridge Central library and at public events in Cambridge including:
Monday 16 June, 4.30-7pm, St Mary's School, Bateman Street, CB2 1LY
Thursday 26 June, 4.30-7pm, Royal Cambridge Hotel, Terrace Room, Trumpington Street, CB2 1PY
You can also have your say by emailing the Transport Delivery Team at [email protected], by calling 01223 699906 or by writing to Transport Delivery Team, Box CC1211, Castle Court, Castle Hill, Cambridge, CB3 0AP.
Mike Davies, Cambridgeshire County's Cycling Team Leader said: œSafer and more convenient foot and cycleways will encourage more people to walk and cycle, and therefore help to reduce congestion, boost the local economy and improve health. We want to be ambitious in our ideas to improve road use and provide attractive sustainable transport options. We need local residents and commuters to have their say on these ideas as we want to improve transport for all in Cambridge, and the best way to do this is to ask local people. Nothing has been decided yet until everyone has had a chance to see the ideas in full and given their views.
The project is being funded by the Council's successful bid last year which secured £4.1 million from the Department for Transport's Cycle City Ambition Fund. In Cambridgeshire this has two key themes. The first is to provide good quality cycle links to business parks in South Cambridgeshire while the second is about providing segregated lanes on main arterial roads.
New cycle links to Granta Park, Swavesey and Babraham Research Campus are already well on the way to completion.