Favourite low-traffic neighbourhoods: Leys Road/Highworth Avenue

Welcome to a new blog series in which we plan to highlight some existing low-traffic neighbourhoods around the region and how they are quietly appreciated by people in the area. Get in touch and tell us about your favourites (ideally with photos!) – what do you value about the low-traffic neighbourhoods near you?

Leys Road/Highworth


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County fails to take action on A14 bridge barriers – for now

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways and Transport committee met on 9 March, with one of their agenda items being an update on the overall A14 project. We saw this as being the most appropriate topic under which to present our petition against the new barriers, which has gained over 660 signatories in just a few
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TAKE ACTION: help us remove dangerous new barriers to cycling in Cambridgeshire

barrierThere must be something about the start of the year, because yet again dangerous new barriers have appeared. This time it’s Highways England and Cambridgeshire County Council which have harmed people who simply want to use the newly-built active travel bridges over the A14 at Swavesey and Bar Hill. The officers have wasted money over
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TAKE ACTION: Stop the county from turning bus lanes into ‘Tesla lanes’

Cambridgeshire County Council has recently published an ‘experimental traffic regulation order’ (ETRO) that allows electric cars to use the Elizabeth Way bridge bus lane. While that, by itself, is not much, it has been proposed as a test case before implementing the change in all the county’s bus lanes. This should be extremely alarming
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Cost overruns on transport projects must be investigated to safeguard the future of important routes like the Chisholm Trail

Chisholm Trail muralFollowing reports that the cost of the Chisholm Trail has risen by around £7 million from the original budget, Camcycle supports calls for a clear understanding of how local authorities manage transport projects, and a fuller public disclosure of what has caused the cost overruns. We understand that the collapse of Carillion and the Covid-19
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New design for Ely roundabout will lock in congestion and car dependency

Plans for ‘improvements’ at a roundabout just outside Ely will make matters worse for people walking and cycling, despite being designed by the same team of engineers that created the new Dutch roundabout at Fendon Road. The proposals Cambridgeshire County Council have come up with to tackle congestion on the Sutton to Ely Road (A142)
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Streets are changing in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

New modal filters have been installed this week as the Greater Cambridge Partnership begins to implement its Covid-19 response projects. The changes are intended to give people more space for social distancing and to make walking and cycling safer during the pandemic.

The government is encouraging as many people as possible to choose active
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