This article was published in 2021, in Magazine 153.
Canterbury Street and Benson Street suffer from cut-through traffic wishing to avoid the junction of Histon Road and Huntingdon Road. The streets are very narrow and reckless drivers have caused over £20,000 of damage to parked cars and houses since 2009. Now that Histon Road is open both ways after the two-year project from the Greater Cambridge Partnership, the danger increases. Local residents have requested help from traffic officers for years – but to date nothing has been forthcoming. We have submitted LHI (Local Highways Improvement) grant applications, but these are evaluated for funding by county councillors and so far, we haven’t been lucky.
We have just set up a website to make our issues available to everyone. We need to show local residents unaffected by our issues what is happening here so they can support us, if community approval is required. We would really appreciate even a temporary modal filter to demonstrate our case.