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Question 4 - we asked:
Recent construction in the city, such as on Abbey Street, Milton Road and at the University Arms have closed routes or removed cycle space. What would you do to ensure that cycle routes remain open and safe as construction grows the city?
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2 of the 5 candidates (40%) who were asked this question responded as below.
I think it should be a requirement for council workers/contractors to make sure that cycle routes remain open, or sensible diversions for bicycles should be put in place where that is not possible. After all, a street would not be closed to traffic without a diversion put in place, why should it be different for bicycles?
|Nichola Jayne MARTIN
When construction workers cut into cycle paths, there needs to be a separate, segregated diverted route for cyclists. I'll seek to work with other County Councillors & Utility companies to enforce this as ultimately it is there responsibility in most cases. Merging cyclists in with congested traffic does not ensure safety for either parties.
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.