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Question 8 - we asked:

Cycle parking at the railway station is in extremely short supply, with all spaces full even early in the day. Do you support conversion of more car parking spaces at the station to cycle parking now before the area is redeveloped?

We asked this question only in Petersfield.

4 of the 4 candidates (100%) who were asked this question responded as below.

James Andrew MARTIN
(Conservative Party)

As I said above, I think infrastructure has to come in alongside, not after, redevelopment and cycling facilities are crucial for this in Cambridge. Therefore this proposal merits serious consideration.

Shayne Mary MITCHELL
(Green Party)

Yes. Ideally it needs to be covered, to protect bikes and people from rain. Also, existing cycle parking needs to be kept clear of litter and dead leaves.

Lucy WALKER
(Labour Party)

Yes. And of course cycle parking must be a priority in any new development of the Station Area.
Also, I would support an alternative ground surface for the cycle rack to the west of the station: how many of us have splashed our shoes unable to avoid the muddy puddles or scuffed our heels on the hard, sharp road stone?

Steven Robert COOPER
(Liberal Democrat)

I think this would be an excellent thing, as there is a dire shortage of cycle spaces at the station. I am not sure whether the local authorities have any powers to bring this about until such time as a redevelopment goes ahead, but I would be interested in the idea of putting pressure on Network Rail to give over some car parking to cyclists. I’d be glad to to talk to the Cycling Campaign about this.

Camcycle is a non-partisan body. All candidates are given an equal opportunity to submit their views. Information published by Camcycle (Cambridge Cycling Campaign), The Bike Depot, 140 Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0DL.