Elections

Local elections (City/SouthCambs), May 2010: Cherry Hinton

Summary: Elections to Cambridge City Council (and South Cambs District Council) in May 2010.
Polling date: Thursday 6th May 2010
Ward:
Candidates
(by surname):
  • Keith EDKINS  (Liberal Democrat)
  • Edward Alexander MACNAGHTEN  (Conservative Party)
  • Stuart Edwin NEWBOLD  (Labour & Co-operative)
  • Ross William POOLEY  (Green Party)

Questions for Cherry Hinton ward candidates (5 questions)

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# Question 1

There is a major shortage of cycle parking all around the city. Cycle theft is over 10% of all reported crime in the County. Do you have any suggestions for locations for cycle parking? Would you be willing to see a very small proportion of on-street car parking being replaced by on-street cycle parking in your ward? How will you work towards a situation where every resident and every worker in every ward can keep a bike safe?

Keith EDKINS
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Edward Alexander MACNAGHTEN
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stuart Edwin NEWBOLD
(Labour & Co-operative)

Dear Jim,

Thanks for the questionnaire:

Local schools such as the Spinney have done excellent work lately to encourage cycling by providing brand new cycle shelters. Discussions around this have reinforced the view that safe parking is an essential ingredient in getting people to switch to cycling. There is talk of a revamp to the Rectory Terrace shopping area on Cherry Hinton High Street and this would be an excellent spot to provide additional cycle parking, both on the High Street and also for residents and visitors in the car park area where currently there are no spaces for cycles.

On a wider front we also need to persuade the City Council to include cycle theft as a citywide policing priority.

Ross William POOLEY
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 2

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

Keith EDKINS
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Edward Alexander MACNAGHTEN
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stuart Edwin NEWBOLD
(Labour & Co-operative)

Absolutely. I would also urge officers to confiscate cycles without lights when they are needed. The owner could collect his/her cycle on presenting cycle lights which he/she agrees to have fitted.

Ross William POOLEY
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 3

We believe that 20mph should be the norm for local streets in residential areas (as distinct from main connecting roads). 20mph would: greatly encourage walking and cycling; improve the quality of life in an area for residents; and would not delay car journeys significantly (because only the start/end of a journey would be affected). Do you agree that 20mph should become the norm for local streets in Cambridge and surrounding villages?

Keith EDKINS
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Edward Alexander MACNAGHTEN
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stuart Edwin NEWBOLD
(Labour & Co-operative)

Yes.

Ross William POOLEY
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 4

Do you support our proposal for ‘The Chisholm Trail’, a cycling super-highway that would run roughly along the railway, joining up the Science Park to Addenbrookes? This high-profile scheme would cut journey times, give people a genuine, realistic alternative to car use and help the city cope with the population increase which will take place in the coming years.

Keith EDKINS
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Edward Alexander MACNAGHTEN
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stuart Edwin NEWBOLD
(Labour & Co-operative)

Yes, including easy access to / from along the route.

Ross William POOLEY
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 5

Do you have any other general cycling-related comments or points? And what support have you given for cycling and walking, or sustainable transport more generally, in the past?

Keith EDKINS
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Edward Alexander MACNAGHTEN
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stuart Edwin NEWBOLD
(Labour & Co-operative)

I cycle approximately 70 miles per month. I do not own a car. I have also campaigned for better cycleways including liaising with officers on improvements to Snakey Path and the Tins. I will continue to assist by being an advocate for cyclists and better cycling provision.

Regards Stuart

Ross William POOLEY
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

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.