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Question 21 - we asked:

Do you agree that Huntingdon Road should be a 30 mph road with on-road cycle lanes at least 2m wide?

We asked this question only in Castle.

3 of the 4 candidates (75%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Philip James SALWAY
(Conservative Party)

Huntingdon Road is a big road and there are cycle lanes-
as a cyclist I would be for a 30mph limit as crossing it and waiting to turn
at junctions on such a fast road is beyond most cyclists to keep up
with the traffic. I don't know the stats but my guess would be that this
is the most dangerous road in Cambridge. I've found myself waiting a long
time to cross it. This issue needs further investigation..

Ashley WALSH
(Labour Party)

As a regular cyclist on Hungtingdon Road, I would campaign to reduce the speed limit and to widen the cycling lane. It is particularly dangerous at the junction with Mount Pleasant and Victoria Road, as well as at the points which approach Girton. Again, this should involve the consensus of local residents and would require appropriate signposting.

Philip Andrew TUCKER
(Liberal Democrat)

We are campaigning for the 30mph limit to be extended to Girton junction County are dragging their heals etc. The width of the cycle lane needs to be examined with reference to the actual road width.

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.