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Question 9 - we asked:

Cambridge Cycling Campaign is promoting a new route for pedestrians and cyclists called the 'Chisholm Trail', alongside the railway, joining up many journey destinations between Addenbrooke's to the south and the Science Park to the north. This would make many journeys much quicker. Do you support this in principle, and would you like more information?

We asked this question in these 6 wards: Abbey, Cherry Hinton, Coleridge, East Chesterton, Queen Edith's, West Chesterton.

12 of the 31 candidates (39%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Andrew James BOWER
(Conservative Party)

Yes, in principle.

Local Conservatives will encourage the continued development of off-road cycle routes, particularly towpaths along waterways and former railways, to create safe, traffic-free cycling routes.

Donald Fisher DOUGLAS
(Conservative Party)

Yes, in principle: and you may recall that I called for a cycle track beside the railway in the Southern part of the City in 1998.

We will encourage the continued development of off-road cycle routes, particularly towpaths along waterways and former railways, to create safe, traffic-free cycling routes.

Christopher John HOWELL
(Conservative Party)

I am generally very supportive of the idea of the Chisholm Trail – the only caveat is to ensure that the rail corridor can support both a cycleway and local public transport system, e.g. an extension of the Guided Bus, but in any case this corridor is currently significantly underused and should be used for sustainable transport schemes.

Richard Edward NORMINGTON
(Conservative Party)

Yes, in principle. I think it is important to encourage the continued development of off-road cycle routes and to create safe, traffic-free cycling routes.

Hamish George DOWNER
(Green Party)

We support this in principle, and I would like some more information about this. I have read the above link - http://www.camcycle.org.uk/newsletters/17/article15.html - so you don't need to send me that.

Peter Harry POPE
(Green Party)

I support the Chisholm trail, while realising that safety criteria adjacent to railway tracks create special and expensive problems.

Margaret Elizabeth WRIGHT
(Green Party)

We support this in principle. (I am a member of Cambridge Cycling Campaign and have information about it as per your recent newsletters)

Len FREEMAN
(Labour Party)

Definitely support

Tariq SADIQ
(Labour Party)

This sounds like a good proposal in principle as long as safety and security issues can be adequately addressed and the scheme can be properly funded.

Simon Richard Ainsley WATKINS
(Labour Party)

Yes.

Ed SEXTON
(Liberal Democrat)

Yes, subject to costs and funding sources of course (as your newsletter suggests, such projects are relatively cheap and could be partly financed by S106 funding). The route makes sense as detailed in your newsletter, but please do send me more information!

Marjorie Ruth Hadley BARR
(UK Independence Party)

Yes, this sounds a good idea, but I would like to have more information about it.

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.