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Question 12 - we asked:

Over the A14 between Histon and Girton is a bridge, currently used by NIAB. If this were opened to cyclists as part of NIAB land developments it would enable many to avoid the Histon A14 roundabout and other sections of busy road. In principle, would you support the development of a cycle route across this bridge?

We asked this question in these 2 wards: Castle, Histon & Impington.

4 of the 10 candidates (40%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Stephen Roger LAWRENCE
(Green Party)

yes, Seems a good idea

John HIPKIN
(Independent)

Yes

Valerie HOLT
(Liberal Democrat)

From what I understand about this it would help cyclists but also help motorists so surely it would be foolish to oppose this idea, would it not?

Vanessa Ann KELLY
(Liberal Democrat)

Most definitely - not only would it mean a safer route into the City Centre, but also to West Cambridge and Girton. Douglas de Lacey (Girton PC, CCyC) and I are currently negotiating for a new cycle route across NIAB land (between the Quills and Thornton Way), which is, I hope, a first step in opening up this area prior to the NIAB development (1800 houses) between Histon Rd and Huntingdon Rd.

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