Elections

Elections to Cambridgeshire County Council 2017: Duxford

Summary: Elections to Cambridgeshire County Council, May 2017
Polling date: Thursday 4th May 2017
Division:
Candidates
(by surname):
  • Matthew BARTON  (Green Party)
  • Peter MCDONALD  (Liberal Democrat)
  • Jackie SCOTT  (Labour Party)
  • Peter TOPPING  (Conservative Party)

Questions for Duxford division candidates (5 questions)

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# Question 1

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 for yourself?

Matthew BARTON
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Peter MCDONALD
(Liberal Democrat)

Limited experience to be honest.

Jackie SCOTT
(Labour Party)

We have cyclists from ages 3 to 72 in the immediate family. Concerns are similar - safe and separated cycle paths in the countryside for the Duxford area.

Peter TOPPING
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 2

What challenges do people face in your area that prevent them from cycling, especially children and those using cycling as a mobility aid, and how will you address them?

Matthew BARTON
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Peter MCDONALD
(Liberal Democrat)

Mostly access to routes not directly alongside roadways.

Jackie SCOTT
(Labour Party)

Country lanes are dangerous and I will press for more dedicated cycle paths.

Peter TOPPING
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 3

Which aspects of current City Deal proposals do you support, and what additional measures which have not been officially proposed do you think should be explored?

Matthew BARTON
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Peter MCDONALD
(Liberal Democrat)

I think the key issue is connectivity between rural areas and City. P&R charge should be abolished.

Jackie SCOTT
(Labour Party)

Better access is needed to Whittlesford Parkway station from Duxford and Hinxton. Crossing the A505 is
dangerous and we need a better alternative urgently.

Peter TOPPING
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 4

Which junctions in your area need to be improved to increase safety for people cycling, and how what can be done to fix them?

Matthew BARTON
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Peter MCDONALD
(Liberal Democrat)

A505 crossing Duxford/Whittlesford.

Jackie SCOTT
(Labour Party)

A505 and A1301
Need dedicated cycle routs to cross the M11 on the A505

Peter TOPPING
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 5

What measures would you support to boost cycle commuting into Cambridge? For instance, the City Deal Greenways proposal, reuse of old railway alignments, or new bridges over main roads?

Matthew BARTON
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Peter MCDONALD
(Liberal Democrat)

Yes agree the use of old railway routes makes great sense.

Jackie SCOTT
(Labour Party)

Using the old railway track to Linton would be relatively easy in the near term. New bridges will be required longer term.

Peter TOPPING
(Conservative 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.