Elections

Local elections (City/SouthCambs), May 2010: Histon & Impington

Summary: Elections to Cambridge City Council (and South Cambs District Council) in May 2010.
Polling date: Thursday 6th May 2010
Ward:
Candidates
(by surname):
  • Neil Sinnett DAVIES  (Independent)
  • Val FRYER  (UK Independence Party)
  • Philip 'Scotty' SCOTT  (Conservative Party)
  • Edd STONHAM  (Liberal Democrat)
  • Niamh Marian SWEENEY  (Labour Party)

Questions for Histon & Impington ward candidates (4 questions)

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# Question 1

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?

Neil Sinnett DAVIES
(Independent)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Val FRYER
(UK Independence Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Philip 'Scotty' SCOTT
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Edd STONHAM
(Liberal Democrat)

Yes, from talking to people around the villages and the city the perception is that all cyclists ignore the rules of the road. However it is a minority that break the rules so anything we can do to discourage by an increased policing or larger fines would help. However i know that policing in this area is a rather low priority.

Niamh Marian SWEENEY
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 2

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?

Neil Sinnett DAVIES
(Independent)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Val FRYER
(UK Independence Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Philip 'Scotty' SCOTT
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Edd STONHAM
(Liberal Democrat)

20mph limits are a great idea in residential areas however the issues is how we enforce them. We also need to look at the road design of some of or residential areas and these changes will help reduce speeds in those areas.

Niamh Marian SWEENEY
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 3

What are your views on cycling provisions for commuting into Cambridge from Cottenham, Histon and Impington? Are the existing facilities adequate (include reasons)? What do you think should be changed if anything?

Neil Sinnett DAVIES
(Independent)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Val FRYER
(UK Independence Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Philip 'Scotty' SCOTT
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Edd STONHAM
(Liberal Democrat)

I think what is planned is great, I went to a few of the public exhibitions last year for the proposed changes to cycleway between the City and Cottenham and it is good that some of the feedback has been put into the plans. Some of the changed have already happened in Histon and Impington with the replacement of 2 crossings on the B1049

Niamh Marian SWEENEY
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 4

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?

Neil Sinnett DAVIES
(Independent)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Val FRYER
(UK Independence Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Philip 'Scotty' SCOTT
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Edd STONHAM
(Liberal Democrat)

I cycle when I can.I work well out of the area and am forced to take the car.

Niamh Marian SWEENEY
(Labour 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.