Published: Friday, October 27, 2017
Work on improved cycle ways in the north west of Cambridge is set to begin next week.
On Monday (October 30), preparatory works will start in Green End Road for phase two of a new ‘cross-city cycling’ scheme - the project is part of a wider plan, funded by the Greater Cambridge Partnership, to extend and improve the cycling network in the city.
The scheme will pave the way for a safer and more efficient road scheme that will better accommodate the high volume of cycle traffic largely feeding the Business and Science Parks.
Cyclists, pedestrians and motorists will all have their own designated space on the carriageway, creating a safer travel environment for all.
Monday will see the start of work to replace some trees as part of phase two of the scheme, located between the junctions of Nuffield Road and Milton Road. It will involve the removal of some trees, many of which have caused substantial root damage to the road and pavement infrastructure.
New trees will be planted in such a way to avoid this type of damage occurring again. They will be replanted strategically to create the desired space for the new high quality cycle infrastructure and overall, the total number of trees in this section will actually increase.
The main construction phase of these improvements will be starting in early 2018.