The Greater Cambridge Partnership is creating a package of ‘quick wins’ to improve road safety, reduce congestion and enhance the city region’s cycling network.
Most of these improvements are small-scale projects located within highways boundaries, as a result improvements can be delivered quickly.
The ‘quick wins’ expected to be delivered by the end of 2020 include resurfacing, junction safety upgrades, new crossing points and more cycle storage at Babraham Road Park & Ride.
The first of these cycling quick wins have now been delivered in the Stapleford to Sawston route. You can read all about it here.
Work is now currently being undertaken to improve cycling on Yarrow Road in Cherry Hinton. You can read all about it along with the full list of projects below.
The current Yarrow Road footpath, between Fulbourn Road and just past the Tesco crossing, is being replaced with a 3.5m wide shared use foot/cycleway; the side road corners are being tightened and crossings improved (including visibility for all users). The Pelican crossing to Tesco’s (west of the Tesco roundabout) will be upgraded to a Toucan crossing for pedestrians and cyclists to use.
Construction works will begin the week of 8 October 2018 – the contractor will be Marlborough, as on the Fulbourn Road cycleway scheme. The footpath may be temporarily closed for short periods during the works. Signs will be used to inform residents and local businesses of any footpath closures and diversion routes. The contractors will try to keep the footpath closures down to a minimum.
A route from Stapleford to Sawston is heavily used by local residents and school children during term time. The path has been sided out, resurfaced and given new edgings to increase the width of the path, improve existing conditions and reduce encroaching vegetation. Works took place during the school holidays to make sure path closures did not affect children's journeys to school. A small stretch outside Sawston Village College along New Road was also resurfaced to rejuvenate the existing degrading path which is heavily used by school children.
The Reynolds Drove byway between Rampton and the existing busway track is a well-used track for commuters, leisure cyclist and walkers and agricultural traffic. As part of the Greenways aim to improve village connections to the busway, resurfacing of the drove is being explored, which will improve the surface for non-motor users and be a starting point for future local connections as developments such as Northstowe take shape in the area.
The existing path from Willingham to the busway is of acceptable width. However, some of this width is restricted due to vegetation growth. A process of siding out the path to gain back half a metre of
This existing path along New Road links the villages of Girton and Oakington to the Busway. Some of the path
A network of solar studs was introduced around the County some years ago. Many of these are coming to the end of their
Several roads have been identified as candidates for improvement. These are roads that would not otherwise be resurfaced imminently by other council teams whose improvement would benefit those using for commute leisure purposes.
Residents of Cottenham and Oakington have highlighted a need for improved cycle facilities between the two villages. Options surrounding an
Throughout engagement and consultation processes, the cycling team has identified Wadloes Path in Fen Ditton as in need of improvement. Subsequently, resurfacing works and replacement of the solar studs is being investigated.
The existing path between Comberton and Barton is used frequently by commuters and school children attending Comberton Village College. Throughout
In addition to these initial quick wins, we will be creating and improving even more walking and cycling routes as part of our Greater Cambridge Greenways scheme.
The ‘Greenways’ consist of 12 different
These routes have been developed with help from local residents and cycling user groups. All routes will go through public consultation and ongoing engagement before final designs are created.
You can find more information about the Greenways on their webpage.