The final section of the Fulbourn Road scheme will be constructed as part of the Robin Hood Junction upgrade works next year. This final section includes two new 'floating' bus stops on the north and south sides of the road and cycle lanes to the junction. There has been a delay in completing the final element of the scheme due to land negotiations to acquire a narrow strip of verge on the north side of the road.
The Fulbourn and Cherry Hinton route aims to improve cycling from the Robin Hood junction in Cherry Hinton to Yarrow Road in Fulbourn.
Adjacent to Fulbourn and Cherry Hinton Road is international headquarters of one of the UK’s leading exporters, ARM. They create microprocessors found in billions of devices worldwide and are set to expand their site.
In addition to this, planning for nearby housing developments are set to increase the size of the local population. This means the immediate transport network will see a marked increase in usage.
Building a better environment for walking and cycling can facilitate smarter travel choices, helping to ease the burden on the local transport infrastructure. Improving the cycling provision on Fulbourn Road and in the local area would create a more comprehensive cycle network in East Cambridge.
Construction of the new cycleway on Fulbourn Road is nearing completion
The Project Team has been working closely with stakeholders, including local Councillors and community representatives on various aspects of the scheme, such as the look and feel of the area.
We have planted new trees and sections of mature hedges in liaison with Cambridge City Council landscape architects. We are also working together on the landscaping of the open space between Fulbourn Road and Malletts Road. Cambridge City Council's Open Space Consultation closed in March 2018.
Officers are regularly engaging with Councillors, local residents and community representatives. The shared path on the north side of Fulbourn Road has been made wider. It is now between 3 and 3.5m wide. At the end of construction, mature hedges will be planted to fill in any gaps on the south side of Fulbourn Road between the Leete Road crossing and Queen Edith’s Way.
The Fulbourn/Cherry Hinton Eastern Access project has been allocated a budget of £1.6m