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Question 29 - we asked:

Newmarket Road, especially towards the inner end, is bad for cycling partly due to abuse of the bus lanes by cars. What would you do to try to improve it?

We asked this question only in Abbey.

3 of the 4 candidates (75%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.

David Ian AMBROSE SMITH
(Conservative Party)

I believe that the proposals put forward in Newsletter 97 have considerable merit and are worth detailed consideration.

Brett Mark HUGHES
(Green Party)

That is part of my daily route and a lifeline for residents of Abbey. New developments will put even greater pressure on this. I cannot tell you how many close shaves I have had on this road. In my mind this is the biggest disaster waiting to happen, and County will be the negligent responsible party when it does.

Christopher John BROWN
(Liberal Democrat)

Firstly, there should be improved enforcement of the bus lanes along Newmarket Road. The area around the Elizabeth Way roundabout, much of it in the Abbey division, needs a great deal of improvement for cyclists and pedestrians and this should be a priority area for improvements in the city.

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.