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Question 9 - we asked:

What improvements for cycling would you like to see on Newmarket Road?

We asked this question in these 2 divisions: Abbey, Fulbourn.

3 of the 8 candidates (38%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.

Monica HONE
(Green Party)

I would like to see a dedicated and physically separate cycle lane. I'd like to explore the feasibility of some of the main arteries into and out of Cambridge becoming one way to allow for this kind of provision.

(Liberal Democrat)

As outlined in the earlier question, a huge number of people I’ve spoken to on the doorstep have asked me to fight for segregated cycle lanes on Newmarket Road.

Residents on Newmarket Road often feel genuinely scared to step out of their front doors. They accept, of course, that cyclists are using the shared paths quite legally, but with such a wide road available they can’t understand why they are put in unnecessary danger.

Likewise, cyclists too feel in danger when forced to share a lane with buses and the road surface in these areas is some of the worst I’ve seen anywhere. Segregated cycle lanes on Newmarket Rd would be better for cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles. We have the space, we have the City Deal funding. It’s time we got on with it.

(Liberal Democrat)

A scheme on the same principles as Hills Road. Separate cyclists from pedestrians, other traffic but retain the bus lanes. Good safe cycling access to the retail parks and separate designation within them (including the Beehive Centre).

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.