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Work begins on Fulbourn Road cycleway

Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017


The next phase of improvements to the city’s cycle network gets underway as preparatory work begins in Fulbourn Road later this month.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership is funding a new high-quality cycleway which will stretch from the Robin Hood junction, past Peterhouse Technology Park to Yarrow Road.

It forms part of the Partnerships’ wider ‘cross-city cycling’ scheme which aims to plug gaps in the existing network with better cycling infrastructure links along key routes and follows public consultation.

The Fulbourn Road project is split into two sections:

  • New 2m wide footways and red cycle lanes on both sides of the road between the Robin Hood junction and the crossing by Headington Drive.
  • Widening of the shared-use path between the crossing and the Yarrow Road roundabout. 

The cycle lanes will be raised slightly with a 25mm sloping kerb to separate the lane from motor traffic.

August and September will see preparatory works including the diversion of some utilities and removal and replacement of some trees and hedging. Temporary footway diversions will be required at times and, on some days, temporary traffic lights will be needed. 

Residents in affected area will begin to receive letters from Project Manager Grant Weller with details of the works from this week.

Cycling Projects Team Leader Mike Davies said: “The cross-city cycle schemes, taken together, will provide much better and safer routes for cyclists in more parts of the city.

“We understand that local works will cause some inconvenience and, whilst we will try to keep this to a minimum, we are sure local residents and users will be pleased with the results.”

The landscaping plans, drawn up in consultation with City Landscape Officers, proposes planting new Swedish Whitebeam trees on the north side of the road with more trees and a mix of Maple, Hazel, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Spindle and Wayfaring hedging on the southern side. This wider range of native plants will encourage more biodiversity in the area.

Further information including the detailed plans is available on the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s website at www.greatercambridge.org.uk/fulbourn-road.