Consultation on Madingley Rd cycling improvements launched

Consultation on Madingley Rd cycling improvements launched

Published: Monday, January 13, 2020
A cyclist crossing Madingley Road at a junction

Plans for new cycleways to help provide safer and improved journeys along Madingley Road have been revealed.

People are being invited to give their opinion on two options being put forward by the Greater Cambridge Partnership to significantly upgrade walking and cycling journeys.

A seven week public consultation outlining the proposals – both of which include mostly segregated cycle lanes – was launched today (13 January). The consultation closes to comments on 2 March.

Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer, Chair of the Greater Cambridge Partnership, said:

“The Madingley Road project will link up with other schemes to make it easier and safer for people to get around on foot or bicycle, helping to cut congestion and improve air quality.”

The GCP will be holding a series of drop in sessions where people can ask questions and share their opinions with project officers. These events will be held on the following dates:

  • 28 January, 6-30-8.30pm, at Selwyn College in Grange Road, Cambridge.
  • 30 January, 11.30am-1.30pm, at Sainsbury’s in Eddington Avenue, Cambridge.
  • 4 February, 6.30pm-8.30pm, at Churchill College in Storey’s Way, Cambridge.

The Madingley Road improvements would link to the proposed Cambourne to Cambridge public transport route and the Comberton Greenway project being developed by the GCP to make it quicker, easier and safer for people to travel in, out and around the city by sustainable modes of transport.

Option one provides one-way cycleways on both sides of Madingley Road, which would be semi-segregated from traffic. New crossings would be included for pedestrians and cyclists.

Option two provides a two-way cycleway on the north side of the road and a one-way cycleway on the south side. Cycleways would be mostly segregated from traffic by a landscaping strip between the cycleway and the road. New crossings would be included.

For more information and to have your say visit: www.greatercambridge.org.uk/madingleyrdconsultation2020

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