Elections

Peterborough City Council elections, May 2022: East

Summary: Elections to Peterborough Council, May 2022
Polling date: Thursday 5th May 2022
Ward:
Candidates
(by surname):
  • Luke CHAPMAN  (Green Party)
  • Stuart CLARK  (Liberal Democrat)
  • Sam HEMRAJ  (Labour & Co-operative)
  • Domnic PEREIRA  (Conservative Party)

Questions for East ward candidates (7 questions)

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# Question 1

There have been very few improvements for cyclists in Peterborough in recent years, and much of the existing cycle network dating from the 60s and 70s is falling apart. What will you do to change this?

Luke CHAPMAN
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stuart CLARK
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Sam HEMRAJ
(Labour & Co-operative)

I am not sure what can be done because of the budget constraints.
As a cyclist that us the cycle path from Parnwell along to Dickens street is making sure that the cycle paths a clean. Nothing more frustrating when there is smashed glass resulting in punctures.

Domnic PEREIRA
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 2

Peterborough city centre is changing, with the Embankment, Fletton Quays, the Market, and Queensgate all developing – but there is still no legal cycle route through the heart of the city. What will you do to change this and help people of all ages and abilities travel safely across Peterborough?

Luke CHAPMAN
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stuart CLARK
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Sam HEMRAJ
(Labour & Co-operative)

Work with Cycle groups and planners on how a safe cycle route can be provided in the city centre.

Domnic PEREIRA
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 3

Between 2019-2021, Peterborough Cycle Forum worked with the City Council on ideas for the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). Despite the Cycle Forum’s keenness to continue with this, it was stopped from meeting in May 2021 and work on the LCWIP seems to have stalled. How would you work to build strong links with local groups and communities to improve cycling?

Luke CHAPMAN
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stuart CLARK
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Sam HEMRAJ
(Labour & Co-operative)

I would met with the community and try and build the links to help support the cycling group to plan for better cycling network in Peterborough.
Working with Complained Authority mayor.

Domnic PEREIRA
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 4

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Road Safety Partnership (now the Vision Zero Partnership) aimed to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries to cyclists by 40% between 2015 and 2020, but it actually rose 2% during that time. Too many people are being hurt on our roads.

What do you think would most improve safety for people walking, cycling, using mobility aids and riding horses on the roads in your area? Which routes and junctions need the most urgent improvement?

Luke CHAPMAN
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stuart CLARK
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Sam HEMRAJ
(Labour & Co-operative)

East Field Rd Padholme Rd. Not sure what can been due to on road parking.
Discussion with the cycle groups to see what can be done as they have expertise where i dont. So happy for guidance and help with the negotiation with council officers.

Domnic PEREIRA
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 5

In June 2021, the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority agreed to act on the Independent Commission on Climate’s recommendation to reduce car miles driven in the region by 15% by 2030.

Suggested actions needed to achieve this goal include installing safe cycle routes from new developments, working with employers to increase uptake in sustainable options for commuting, improving existing cycle infrastructure and encouraging the use of e-bikes. What changes do you think are needed to help people in your area reduce car mileage?

Luke CHAPMAN
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stuart CLARK
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Sam HEMRAJ
(Labour & Co-operative)

Engorgement for cyclist to us the cycle path from Salisbury into the the city centre.
Reducing the cycle to work scheme as that can be really expensive.
Looking at a voluntary service that will re do up bikes and sell these on for low costs.

Domnic PEREIRA
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 6

National charity Cycling UK's manifesto for English elections includes the following asks:

1: Create safe space for cycling: put the delivery of a connected network of routes at the heart of transport and development plans;

2: Improve delivery: ensure schemes meet the government’s cycle design standards laid out in LTN 1/20 and the Gear Change policy;

3: Make neighbourhoods more attractive for cycling & people: for example, by making 20mph the default for residential and shopping streets, and increasing secure cycle parking;

4: Enable rural & urban communities to cycle: integrate cycling and walking with public transport, make cycle training available for all and improve access to local green space.

Will you support this manifesto? What policies would you champion in your area to increase levels of walking and cycling?

Luke CHAPMAN
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stuart CLARK
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Sam HEMRAJ
(Labour & Co-operative)

I support the above.
Getting children to cycle to school with out being dropped of by Car.
The health benefits the environmental benefits just by doing this.
I would work with local schools and yourselves to encourage this but we also need to make it safe.

Domnic PEREIRA
(Conservative Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.

# Question 7

What is your personal experience of walking and cycling in your area? What barriers do you think local people face that may prevent them from choosing active travel for everyday journeys?

Luke CHAPMAN
(Green Party)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Stuart CLARK
(Liberal Democrat)
The candidate has not responded to the survey.
Sam HEMRAJ
(Labour & Co-operative)

I wont cycle down East-field Rd as i find this really dangerous. I tend to use the cycle paths.
The unsafe Rds in busy areas.
Broken Glass on underpass.
The cost of a good cycle. The risk of these being stolen as we know there is a number of cycle thefts
I look forward to working with you in the future.

Domnic PEREIRA
(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.