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Question 18 - 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 in these 2 wards: Castle, Girton.

5 of the 9 candidates (56%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.

Alastair John SIMPSON
(Conservative Party)

I support an extension of the 30mph speed limit along Huntingdon Road to Girton College beyond the Girton corner junction. It is a residential area and there have been a number of tragic incidents involving cyclists on that stretch. Residents have spoken of concerns that without adequate cycle lanes, reduced visibility of cyclists using pavements directly outside their homes could cause accidents. I would like to see cycle lanes widened to 2m where possible.

Douglas Raymond DE LACEY
(Independent)

I have been arguing this for years and am glad to be currently involved in plans to reduce the speed limit.

John HIPKIN
(Independent)

STRONGLY AGREE.

Ashley WALSH
(Labour Party)

Yes, absolutely. At present, cars drive too fast along this straight road and it is a hazard to cyclists who attempt to turn into residential roads and who use the traffic lights at the top of Castle Hill. Cambridge Labour, further, supports a 20 mph speed limit on all residential roads.

Alan LEVY
(Liberal Democrat)

I agree and I have been campaigning for this change to be introduced, along with my Lib Dem colleagues in Castle Ward.

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.