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Question 20 - we asked:

Our aspirations for Huntingdon Road are the inclusion of on-road cycle lanes at least 2m wide on both sides, separate from both cars and pedestrians, with priority over sideroads such that cyclists do not have to stop and give way at each side road (a common problem with most cycle tracks in Cambridge). Do you support this aspiration, and should this be part-funded by developers of new housing in the area?

We asked this question in these 2 divisions: Bar Hill, Castle.

8 of the 11 candidates (73%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.

Richard Graham JEFFS
(Conservative Party)

The new developments on Huntingdon Road have led to, in my opinion, a crazy road layout, second only to Hills Road bridge. The entire road scheme needs addressing for motorists and cyclists alike. Again, I believe that the city has been short-changed by developers and that we need to get more out of them.

Teal RILEY
(Green Party)

I completely agree and this should be fully funded by the developers in this instance.

John HIPKIN
(Independent)

Yes

Edward CARLSSON BROWNE
(Labour Party)

In principle I’m supportive of this aspiration, particularly further out from the centre where the road is wide and traffic is at its fastest. It would of course be necessary to consult with residents and students in order to make sure that the scheme fits with their needs, but this is an area where I’d be very enthusiastic to work with the Cycling Campaign to improve infrastructure for cyclists.

It may be appropriate for S106 funding to be used to this end, but planning is a City Council issue and hence there is a need for the City and County Councils to reach a common position here.

Belinda Margaret BROOKS-GORDON
(Liberal Democrat)

I would support this, so long as pedestrians and cars are separated safely.

Andy PELLEW
(Liberal Democrat)

I support the aspiration for a cycle way, however I'm not sure that there is 4m of spare space along the length of that road!

If the funding can come from Developers then that would seem to be the best way.

Lord Ian BROUGHALL
(The Official Monster Raving Loony Party)

The Monster Raving Loony Party believe that STUDENTS should be involved more
These imminent academics are always looking for a PLATFORM to protest...
INVOLVE Students, Colleges and Business

Nicholas David WILSON
(UK Independence Party)
The candidate did not enter a response for this question.

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