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Question 15 - we asked:

We would like to see the Pembroke Street / Mill Lane route becoming the default priority direction at its junction with Trumpington Street. This would enable the high pedestrian and cycle flows to be catered for better. Do you support this idea?

We asked this question in these 2 wards: Market, Newnham.

6 of the 8 candidates (75%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.

Edward James Anthony TURNHAM
(Conservative Party)

It's a very irksome junction but I don't see that this change would improve things for cyclists, except perhaps for those turning left from Pembroke Street onto Trumpington Street. Almost all motor vehicles approaching this junction come from Trumpington Street; this change would retard them and hold up the cyclists stuck behind them.

Brett Mark HUGHES
(Green Party)


Sarah CAIN
(Labour Party)

I'd be keen to see some models of how this would affect traffic flow: it's a dangerous junction for cyclists and pedestrians and I would welcome any positive changes that would make this junction safer - but with a complex one-way system around that junction, I'd need to see in a bit more depth what kind of impact it would have before coming to a decision.

(Labour Party)

Yes, I think this is a very good idea.

(Liberal Democrat)

The current junction is not very satisfactory as it is. I'd like to see a proper analysis of your idea, but I think a change might require control by traffic lights, as otherwise it would not succeed in protecting cyclists as much as it should.

(Liberal Democrat)

Interesting idea; in the past the County have found it hard to find solutions for this hazardous junction and it is important for residents in my ward. I would definitely support this being considered by council officers and councillors and will follow this up.

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