Construction of a new segregated on-carriageway cycle lane on the east side of Huntingdon Road, Cambridge has been completed.
The final phase of the project involved resurfacing works to improve the carriageway on Huntingdon Road near Oxford Road, between Storey’s Way and Girton Road and on the west side of Huntingdon Road. The works included:
- Outbound – Resurfacing and widening of existing cycle lane up to opposite the junction of Richmond Road. This was laid in red material, to a width of 1.8m with a mandatory cycle lane marking.
- Upgraded approaches to the parallel crossing near Oxford Road.
- Resurfaced carriage lanes opposite Sherlock Road.
Photos of the completed work can be seen below.
Completed cycleway on Huntingdon Road in Cambridge.
Why were 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.
Please see the construction drawings (PDF) below for more details.
Costs and 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
Phase One of works to create a new cycleway on the city-bound side of the road has been completed 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.