Join the petition for segregated cycle lanes on Milton Road!
“We, the undersigned, request that Milton Road improvements under the City Deal should include high-quality cycleways, physically separated from both motor traffic and pedestrians.”
Read and sign the full petition.
Milton Road is already a key route into and within the city. The new railway station will increase travel in the area, so it is vital that the number of journeys is maximised, using space-efficient modes such as public transport, walking and cycling.
Lead petition Hester Wells told Cambridge News:
“The current layout on Milton Road is awful for all users: people on bikes sharing with pedestrians and sharing with cars presents problems for everyone. This petition is about dedicated safe space for cycling on Milton Road, not painted lanes. The kind of environment you feel safe cycling if you’re taking children to school, or going at a pace where you can cycle in normal clothes and not need a shower at work.
If the councils are going to spend a lot of City Deal money altering Milton Road for bus priority, it makes sense to change the woeful cycling provision at the same time, for a fraction of the total cost.
The ambitious cycle-superhighways which are being built in London were supported by businesses, including technology companies of the sort that fill the science and business parks. They recognised the benefits of reducing the proportion of driven journeys, and that safe and easy cycle routes are an attraction for employees.”
If you want to help out with the petition, or know people or businesses in the area who would like to support it, contact the campaign.