Elections

2015 South Cambridgeshire District Council election: Barton

Summary: 2015 elections to South Cambridgeshire District Council
Polling date: Thursday 7th May 2015
Ward:
Candidates
(by surname):
  • Francis BURKITT  (Conservative Party)
  • Anna GOMORI  (Green Party)
  • Janet SHEPHERD  (Labour Party)

Questions for Barton ward candidates (4 questions)

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# Question 1

Cambridge Cycling Campaign has created a guide to cycling best-practice called Making Space For Cycling, endorsed by all national cycling organisations. Do you fully support this guide, and if so, what one principle in it do you think could most effectively be applied in your ward?

Francis BURKITT
(Conservative Party)

Yes I fully support it. In Barton Ward, we're relatively (albeit not perfectly) well-served for residents being able to cycle to Cambridge for work or shopping, though Madingley is less well-served than Barton, Coton or Grantchester. What we needs is (a) better commuting links for Madingley and (b) more recreational cycling routes through our QTSQ countryside.

Anna GOMORI
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Janet SHEPHERD
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 2

What measures would you like to see to improve the safety of children getting to school?

Francis BURKITT
(Conservative Party)

Off-road cycle links. Safer car parking and drop-off arrangements outside the schools, where cars and cycles mingle.

Anna GOMORI
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Janet SHEPHERD
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 3

What experience do you and your family have of cycling? Do you have any different concerns about younger or older family members cycling than you do yourself?

Francis BURKITT
(Conservative Party)

Lots, we regularly cycle from my home in Grantchester into Cambridge. Concerned by safety generally, applies to all generations (my mother was knocked off her bike and badly injured ........ by another cyclist, in King's Parade).

Anna GOMORI
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Janet SHEPHERD
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 4

The 2011 census shows that South Cambridgeshire has the highest levels of cycle commuting of any non-urban area, including substantial cycling into Cambridge city: how would you rate the current conditions for cycling from your ward into Cambridge, and how could it be improved?

Francis BURKITT
(Conservative Party)

See Q1 above. Madingley needs a link. Coton, Barton and Grantchester are broadly OK though could be improved. Haslingfield is not in my Ward, but would dearly love a cycling link through Grantchester to get into Cambridge, which I support.

Anna GOMORI
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Janet SHEPHERD
(Labour Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

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.