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Question 9 - we asked:

The Department for Transport has now authorised the use of a clear 'No entry except cycles' sign, in recognition of the clear safety benefits of allowing two-way cycling, which means shorter cycle journeys and fewer junctions. There are a small number of streets left in Cambridge which anomalously do not allow two-way cycling. Will you support proposals for two-way cycling in Willis Road, Guest Road, Collier Road, Emery Street and Perowne Street?

We asked this question only in Petersfield.

4 of the 4 candidates (100%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.

Peter PATRICK
(Conservative Party)

I would support two-way cycling on these streets and others.

Sandra BILLINGTON
(Green Party)

There can be a problem with two-way cycling in very narrow, one way streets and the streets listed are short ones, solely for residential access, -- where there is also parking -- so it would be more practical for cyclists to dismount for the short distances. With Willis, Road, Guest Road and Collier Road, it is possible to gain cycle access by entering from the direction of allowed travel.

Gail MARCHANT-DAISLEY
(Labour Party)

Yes - there is no earthly reason not to.

Zoe Imogen O'CONNELL
(Liberal Democrat)

Yes.

My sole concern with this would be safety of cyclists. I can see no safety-related reason why this should not be permitted on the roads mentioned.

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