The feedback from the A10 Harston walking and cycling consultation was presented to the Economy and Environment Committee on 10 November 2016. The Committee agreed to:
- An improved foot and cycleway on the west side; and,
- A new controlled crossing located between Church Street and Station Road.
What is happening now?
Currently, the project team are developing the detailed design, in consultation with key stakeholders. As the design progresses an accurate target cost and works programme will be finalised. We are planning to start works in summer 2017.
More information about the construction and temporary traffic management arrangements will be published widely before work starts.
554 people had their say during the public consultation which ran from 26 October to 7 December 2015. The proposals suggested a widening of the path to three metres, junction safety improvements and crossing points.
93% of you agreed that there should be cycling and walking improvements along the A10through Harston.
85% of you supported the proposals suggested in the public consultation. We’ve taken on board your comments and made changes to the original proposals.
Following your feedback we have included new features in the final design.
- A controlled pedestrian crossing between Church Street and Station Road
- 'Give Way' markings on the cycleway at either side of two junctions between High Street and Church Street.
- 'Keep Clear' markings will be provided on the Cambridge bound side of High Street (Church Street junction) to help the traffic flow of cars turning right.
- Additional parking bays will be provided near the village store to compensate for the removal of the lay-by on the Cambridge bound side of the road.
- The southern entrance to the petrol station will be improved. Red surfacing will be provided to highlight the cycleway to drivers.
- A pedestrian phase will be added to the traffic lights on the junction of London Road.
- The initial proposals for waste collection stands and additional zebra crossings have been removed from the final design.
Please note that plans are subject to change as officers work through the detailed design.
These improvements will tackle some of the transport issues faced by residents in Harston. These proposals suggest a way to make non-car journeys simple and safe. Getting to work, the busy school run, and cycling will be much improved.
Why is the scheme needed?
Currently, the A10 is a hostile environment for walking and cycling. The busy road carries in the region of 18,000 vehicles per day; around 600 of which are Heavy Good Vehicles.
There are narrow footways on both sides of the road, which are designated as shared-use paths for both pedestrians and cyclists. The paths are disrupted by driveways. Crossing opportunities are limited and several traffics islands incorporate anti-walk paving.
These improvements are estimated to cost around £1.2m. Funding for this scheme has been obtained from Central Government through the Department for Transport Cycle City Ambition fund.