Hills Road and Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Project summary

This is one of five Cross City Cycling projects that aim to reduce congestion and improve air quality, health and road safety. The project is designed to make it easier for walkers and cyclists to reach the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and the bus stops at the Addenbrooke’s roundabout from the Hills Road / Long Road / Queen Edith’s Way junction. The project links with the earlier Hills Road cycleway scheme between Cherry Hinton Road and the Long Road / Queen Edith’s Way junction.

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Key benefits

  • Reduced congestion and improved air quality, health and road safety
  • Safer access to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus for walkers and cyclists
  • Safer and easier crossing of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout to access public transport
  • Easier active travel access to the campus from Long Road and Queen Edith’s Way
  • Safer cycling to local sixth form colleges and schools
  • Reduced reliance on busy public transport

Current status

The project is now complete.

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Project details

  • Safer crossings at the junction of Hills Road, Long Road and Queen Edith’s Way and dedicated raised cycle lanes as well as two new bus stops;
  • A new Toucan crossing on Hills Road at the Addenbrooke’s roundabout;
  • Two ‘floating’ bus stops, with lead-in cycle lanes on the approaches to the junction and a 9m deep advanced stop box for outbound cyclists;
  • The outbound lead-in lane is located between the two traffic lanes in order to help the majority of cyclists reach the middle and right side of the advanced stop box and then make the diagonal movement to the west side of Hills Road (south of the junction) or the right turn into Long Road.
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