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Question 14 - we asked:

The Haling Way / Penny Ferry path is part of a national cycle route. Its entranceway is currently being remodelled, at considerable cost. We believe that a diagonal entrance into the path should have been created, rather than the current ‘wiggle’ round a blind corner and use of the pavement. This has not been done because it would involve removal of a few more car parking spaces. Do you feel that this cycle route should have a proper entrance for cyclists, even if it means the loss of three or four parking spaces?

We asked this question only in East Chesterton.

4 of the 5 candidates (80%) who were asked this question responded as below.

James A STRACHAN
(Conservative Party)

No.

These parking spaces are always busy and several spaces have already been removed to provide miniature gardens.

I am sure that cyclists can negotiate the corner providing that they behave with courtesy and consideration.

Leonard A FREEMAN
(Labour Party)

Yes - anything which makes cycling awkward is going to discourage cycling - we need to do the opposite.

Siep S WIJSENBEEK
(Liberal Democrat)

Of course but show me the council official who understands what you are talking about.

Peter BURKINSHAW
(UK Independence Party)

No

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.