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Question 17 - we asked:

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? More details are in our Cycling Vision 2016 document. 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.

We asked this question in these 7 wards: Abbey, Coleridge, East Chesterton, King's Hedges, Queen Edith's, Romsey, Trumpington.

16 of the 31 candidates (52%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Tom WOODCOCK
(Cambridge Socialists)

Yes

Andrew James BOWER
(Conservative Party)

I do support the Chisholm Trail and would do what I could to get rail companies and any other relevant bodies to facilitate the scheme.

The Conservative-controlled county council is open to the idea of the trail and Cambridge Conservatives have supported it for many years.

Vince MARINO
(Conservative Party)

I agree with this route as beneficial to all ,i would like to emphasise as well as motororists that speeding restrictions should be made for both.

Ceri Barbara GALLOWAY
(Green Party)

This is good idea and I would encourage links between exisitng and new cycle paths

Jamie GIBSON
(Green Party)

I wholeheartedly agree with this and would love to help make this come to fruition. The lack of cycling superhighways in general in Cambridge is something that I'd also fight for if elected onto the council; with the newly redeveloped Mill Road (as in question 7) we could create a series of 'highways' leading off of and to these superhighways.

Valerie Teresa HOPKINS
(Green Party)

Any cycle route that takes cyclists off the main roads I support for reasons of safety and pollution. With the rise in petrol prices even more people are taking their bikes out of the shed in an effort to save money and more routes like this are needed if people are going to be convinced that the bike is a much more preferable way to travel around the city.

Brett Mark HUGHES
(Green Party)

Yes, as indicated above, a Network of high quality cycling super-highways is the only sensible vision for the future of Cambridge Transport. It is much cheaper, easier to maintain, kinder to the environment and healthier for people. ... And overdue!

Peter Harry POPE
(Green Party)

Brilliant.

Brian WESTCOTT
(Green Party)

I certainly support the creation of such a trail, whether or not it's called'The Chisholm Trail' because it would be a safer and envronmentally friendlier way to travel between these places than any form of motorised transport.

Ian TYES
(Independent)

Brilliant idea in principle! I think the misguided bus should follow it as well rather than going down Milton Road and stuck in traffic!

Gerri BIRD
(Labour Party)

Yes! I would, the condition/quality of cycle lanes is a problem and need looking at urgently.

Kenny LATUNDE-DADA
(Labour Party)

I strongly support any scheme that improves the lot of current cyclists as well as encourages more people to get on their bikes especially at a time where growth in Cambridge will lead to increased challenges to the existing transport network.

Zoe MOGHADAS
(Labour Party)

Yes.

Clare Frances BLAIR
(Liberal Democrat)

Yes

Mike PITT
(Liberal Democrat)

Yes.

Raj SHAH
(Liberal Democrat)

As above, yes.

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