Elections

Local elections, May 2007: West Chesterton

Summary: Elections to Cambridge City Council (and South Cambs District Council) in May 2007.
Polling date: Thursday 3rd May 2007
Ward:
Candidates
(by surname):
  • Diane Kay ARMSTRONG  (Liberal Democrat)
  • Steven James MASTIN  (Conservative Party)
  • Sarah PEAKE  (Green Party)
  • Simon Richard Ainsley WATKINS  (Labour Party)

Questions for West Chesterton ward candidates (6 questions)

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# Question 1

Cycling offers a huge opportunity to reduce motor traffic and free up road space. Do you have any suggestions for additional cycling promotion activities that the Council could do?

Diane Kay ARMSTRONG
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Steven James MASTIN
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Sarah PEAKE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Simon Richard Ainsley WATKINS
(Labour Party)

I'm no expert on this, but suggest further restriction of motor traffic, and, as far as possible segregation of motor traffic, cyclists & pedestrians to avoid conflict.

# Question 2

Cambridge suffers from a huge shortage of on-street public cycle parking, and a staggeringly high rate of cycle theft - 10% of reported crime. We want to see a formal strategy to get on-street cycle parking provided around Cambridge, with a target of say, 100-200 spaces per year initially. Do you support this?

Diane Kay ARMSTRONG
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Steven James MASTIN
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Sarah PEAKE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Simon Richard Ainsley WATKINS
(Labour Party)

Yes.

# Question 3

Do you support our view that traffic policing (including fining of cyclists without lights or using pedestrian-only pavements) should become a police priority?

Diane Kay ARMSTRONG
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Steven James MASTIN
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Sarah PEAKE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Simon Richard Ainsley WATKINS
(Labour Party)

Yes.

# Question 4

Following the remarkable success of 20 mph zones in Hull, we wish to see many more 20 mph zones around Cambridge for both safety and environmental reasons. Do you support this objective?

Diane Kay ARMSTRONG
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Steven James MASTIN
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Sarah PEAKE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Simon Richard Ainsley WATKINS
(Labour Party)

Yes.

# Question 5

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?

Diane Kay ARMSTRONG
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Steven James MASTIN
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Sarah PEAKE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Simon Richard Ainsley WATKINS
(Labour Party)

Yes.

# Question 6

Do you have any other general cycling-related comments or points?

Diane Kay ARMSTRONG
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Steven James MASTIN
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Sarah PEAKE
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Simon Richard Ainsley WATKINS
(Labour Party)

I do support cycling, but mostly I am a pedestrian, and do find it dangerous as such, that I am sharing paths with cyclists.

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.