Construction of a new segregated on-carriageway cycle lane on the east side of Huntingdon Road, Cambridge started on Monday 18 September 2017. Work on Phase 2 of the project was completed in November 2017. Phase 3 to widen and resurface the outbound cycleway is complete as far as Storeys Way.
The final phase of project will be to complete the surfacing from Storeys Way to Girton and is planned to take place in 2018. Further details will be published on this webpage closer to the work start date.
Why are the improvements necessary?
New developments in the north and north-west of Cambridge will increase travel demand along Huntingdon Road, increasing congestion. We need good cycleways around this area, if we are to keep Cambridge moving as our population increases.
What has been built
Please see the construction drawings (PDF) below for more details.
Costs & Funding
The current budget available to implement these proposals is £340.000. This has been funded by the County Council’s success in securing £10.1 million from Department for Transport’s Cycle City Ambition Fund.
The aim of the Cycle City Ambition Fund is to provide separate cycle lanes on the main roads in Cambridge and to create good quality cycle links to employment areas in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire. For more see our transport funding webpage.
A further £200,000 of funding has been secured through the Integrated Transport Block
The consultation results were be presented to the Economy & Environment Committee on 10 November, 2016 and approval was obtained to proceed with construction.
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Phase One of works to create a new cycleway on the city-bound side of the road has been complete between Girton Corner and Richmond Road. The images below show the new cycleway.
Cyclists on the city-bound side of Huntingdon Road have priority over motor vehicles and cycles at junctions with side roads.
Phase Two outbound from the city centre was completed in November 2017. A 1.8/2.1m cycle lane with a “Cambridge Kerb” as segregation between the cycleway and carriageway has been put in place and approaches to Histon Road junction have been improved. The central cycle lane which leads to the city centre has been widen from 0.8 to 1.7m.