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Question 26 - we asked:

In what way should crossing junctions such as the B1049/A14 slip roads be improved for cyclists and pedestrians?

We asked this question only in Cottenham, Histon and Impington.

5 of the 9 candidates (56%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.

Timothy John WOTHERSPOON
(Conservative Party)

I'm not a highway engineer so I'll leave this to those who know about these things. Improved crossings are on the way, though, in association with the Ring Fort Path scheme, and I have already met the new county council officer working on them. See http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/around/cycling/cycleroutesandparking/default/b1049a14interchange.htm

Huw JONES
(Labour Party)

The current situation is poor. The proposed light controlled crossings should improve matters. I await the outcome

Sue GYMER
(Liberal Democrat)

In the interim the scheme to adjust the lights to give safe passage is a good stop gap.
I am hoping with Darwin Green we can adjust our route through Impington to run through the new development (especially if it is fast and pleasant) using the NIAB or a new bridge across the A14. We must be mindful of desire lines.

John David JENKINS
(Liberal Democrat)

Project as agreed would be a good start.

Joe WEBSTER
(UK Independence Party)

A tunnel under the A14 wouldn't be a bad idea if the money for such a thing could be found, Failing that, I think the present provisions are probably about as good as can be achieved. If, however, you have some better ideas, I am more than happy to listen.

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