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Question 17 - we asked:

Will you support the construction of a cut-through for pedestrians and cyclists from Nuffield Rd to Cowley Park either on about 15m of land adjacent to allotments or from Nuffield Close through to the offices of Red Gate Software?

We asked this question only in East Chesterton.

3 of the 5 candidates (60%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.

Peter Harry POPE
(Green Party)

Yes, as part of a wider review of local routes around the new station. Safe routes to school for the community living on the Chesterton Fen would be a high priority and the Nuffield Road link is a vital element.

Margery ABBOTT
(Labour Party)

Yes, I would support this, provided there was consultation with the relevant parties

(Liberal Democrat)

This is a very complex issue. The orphaned railway line probably needs to carry an
extension from the busway across Milton Road and into the new station for buses,
pedestrians and cycle users. The part of Nuffield Road past the school up to the entrance
to Discovery Way should be closed to heavy vehicles serving the industrial estate for the
safety of the local children. Cycles and pedestrians should be included in any alternative
route that could be provided for the heavy vehicles to get onto Cowley Road and the main
road network. However this would require some appropriate crossing of the busway
extension and would conflict with that traffic flow.

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.