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Question 20 - we asked:
What other improvements to Addenbrooke's would you push for? Many parts of the site are currently very poor for cycling.
We asked this question only in Queen Edith's.
3 of the 4 candidates (75%) who were asked this question responded as below.
Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.
|Richard Graham JEFFS
Many sites like Addenbrooke’s were built assuming that most access would be by car, and have one or two main entrances through which cars, buses, bicycles and pedestrians are funnelled. This approach is dangerous for both bikes and people on foot; opening the site out by adding footpaths and cycleways is the way forward. I am also in favour of more secure cycle parking facilities and clearer signs and road markings.
(Labour & Co-operative)
Addenbrooke's would benefit from having more spaces for cycling parking since areas are often over crowded with bikes. It might also be a good idea to separate staff and patient cycle parking since they will be using the parking areas for different amounts of time and different parts of the site may be more accessible to patients than others. I think more could be done to make the access for cyclists entering the site clearer, since it is mainly designed for cars. The one way areas around the site make it difficult for cyclists and adding time onto their journeys or being ignored. I think it would be a good idea to look at whether these routes could become two-way for cyclists. Although Hills Road has a clearly marked cycle path it is less clear towards the end of the road and on the roundabout which direction cyclists should take.
|Amanda Joan TAYLOR
|The candidate did not enter a response for this question.|
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