Elections

2015 South Cambridgeshire District Council election: Teversham

Summary: 2015 elections to South Cambridgeshire District Council
Polling date: Thursday 7th May 2015
Ward:
Candidates
(by surname):
  • Oliver FISHER  (Green Party)
  • Elizabeth HERBERT  (Labour Party)
  • Caroline HUNT  (Conservative Party)
  • Barry PLATT  (Liberal Democrat)

Questions for Teversham 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?

Oliver FISHER
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Elizabeth HERBERT
(Labour Party)

The principle of segregating traffic, cyclists and pedestrians is the most effective in making a safer environment for all road users. I've seen this in practice in Denmark and the Netherlands and would support its implementation wherever possible. However, any schemes implemented must be carried out properly and sufficient space given to each type of road user. Where primary routes are too narrow, then alternative safe cycle and pedestrian routes should be considered. Too narrow a cycle lane beside traffic is not sufficient. In Teversham ward, Airport Way and Newmarket Road could be considered for this triple segregation.

Caroline HUNT
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Barry PLATT
(Liberal Democrat)
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?

Oliver FISHER
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Elizabeth HERBERT
(Labour Party)

The idea of segregating traffic, cyclists and pedestrians along main roads would improve the safety of all roads users, including cycling to school.

Caroline HUNT
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Barry PLATT
(Liberal Democrat)
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?

Oliver FISHER
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Elizabeth HERBERT
(Labour Party)

My family is fortunate to live in an area with a safe cycle route to the near primary schools and when they were young my children could cycle to school. We use the roads as drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, though I'm not a confident cyclist the rest of the family enjoy cycling. To encourage more cycling, we should all, in whatever guise we are travelling, treat each other with consideration and care and try to emphathise with the other road user.

Caroline HUNT
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Barry PLATT
(Liberal Democrat)
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?

Oliver FISHER
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Elizabeth HERBERT
(Labour Party)

Safe cycling Routes into Cambridge City need to be less disjointed so more cyclists can be encouraged to use them. The joint cyclist and pedestian path on Cherry Hinton Road is often not used by cyclists, who instead choose the hazards of riding on the road. Also, Coldhams Lane Bridge frequently has cyclists who put themselves at risk by not using the separate cycle bridge. We need to find out why, and try to make a safer route more attractive to cycling.

Caroline HUNT
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Barry PLATT
(Liberal Democrat)
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.