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Question 5 - we asked:
What other things do you feel you can do as City Councillor to improve conditions for cycling in Petersfield and the wider city?
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3 of the 4 candidates (75%) who were asked this question responded as below.
Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.
Simply by championing the cyclist in local government, whatever the decision is that comes before the Council. If elected, I would not allow the bike user to be forgotten or their needs ignored.
I'd like to continue to use my design and town planning expertise in a public role as City Councillor for Petersfield. I'd be confident taking an overview of strategic decisions as well as commenting on new schemes. I'd scrutinise the Conservative County Council on highways spending and the allocation of cycling funding, to ensure it delivered better cyclist safety, with contiguous cycle lanes a priority. I'd work to help deliver more green routes, such as alongside parks and open spaces. By keeping in touch with people, completing case work and being a general point of contact in the community I'd push the cycling agenda, especially in terms of the quality of cycling infrastructure and the wider pubic realm.
One thing that urgently needs addressing is the utter hostility of Station Square to cycling. I want the whole Station Square project rethinking to work better for those accessing it on foot, by bike and using mobility aids. This includes cycling across it - it will form a link between the busway and the Chisholm Trail, and therefore needs to be done right.
As for the Chisholm trail, we need to make sure it is delivered promptly and to a high standard. I’m not impressed with the council’s plans for the old depot site and this is something I will campaign on as your councillor.
I’d like to see the sort of infrastructure improvement we’ve seen on Hills Road rolled our elsewhere too.
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.