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Question 4 - we asked:

London’s Mayor has launched plans for proper prioritisation of space for cycling in London, with a 15-mile substantially-segregated route by removing traffic lanes from cars, three ‘mini-Hollands’ and more. Do you and your party support a new London-style bike plan for Cambridgeshire?

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

Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.

Eric William BARRETT-PAYTON
(Conservative Party)

Where practical and where it can be done without creating bottlenecks or increasing overall congestion

Oliver Charles Mathew PERKINS
(Green Party)

Yes. Unequivocally.

Peter ROBERTS
(Labour Party)

Yes, there is a lot we can learn from Holland though financing it might be a problem.

Marcus John Gilbert STREETS
(Liberal Democrat)

We need to build a network of good cycle links covering the city. Whether we do this by removing car lanes or by building or improving off road cycle paths is going to depend critically on geography.

As well as the major projects, like the Chisholm Trail, we should take every opportunity to make the small improvements, like replacing iron work to make it more cycle friendly and improving junctions.

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.