Elections

List of questions

Here is a list of all the questions (across all areas) we have asked for this election:

  1. In our view, better, safer and more cycling in and around Cambridge requires enforcement of anti-social driving, distracted driving, drunk driving, aggressive driver behaviour, speeding, parking in cycle lanes, etc. We want a police force which has a better understanding of the needs of cyclists in traffic, is well educated about the rights of cyclists, which requires advanced bikeability training for all officers, employs officers on bike patrol to assess and prosecute driver behaviour, is aware of the impact of bike theft, and is explicitly supportive of the bicycle as a means of transport, and helps to educate cyclists about the proper and safe use of the bicycle in traffic. How important would you regard these issues if elected?
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  2. What experience do you have of cycling in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area?
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  3. Do you support our view that traffic policing (including fining of cyclists without lights or using pedestrian-only pavements) should become a greater police priority?
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  4. Would costs be reduced if police apprehended bad drivers rather than spending time dealing with crashes caused by such driving?
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  5. How will you ensure that those affected by bad driving, be it careless, inconsiderate, or dangerous driving, get a full and proper response from the police? We continually hear of cyclists who are fobbed off when making a report.
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  6. We want a more transparent process of collision reconstruction, regular updates and statistical analysis of bike-related collisions and thefts, and a concerted effort, together with other agencies, to reduce collisions involving cyclists. How would you work towards these?
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  7. Cycle theft accounts for over 10% of reported crime across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and it is clear that despite this high figure there is also significant under-reporting. Do you agree with us that cycle theft is a widespread problem? Further, what will you do to ensure that the councils address a key cause of the problem, namely lack of secure cycling parking? Our Campaign is keenly aware of this problem in and around the City of Cambridge.
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  8. Please comment upon how you see cycling contributing to safe and efficient transport.
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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.