Coe Fen cattle grids

This article was published in 2012, in Newsletter 104.

New bars on the cattle grid on Trumpington Road (left) and a suggested improvement.
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Amendments have been made to the cattle grids at the Trumpington Street and Sheep’s Green Bridge accesses to Coe Fen.

Cattle have presumably been able to use the flat areas on either side of the grids to get across them, and extra control bars have recently been added. These make access by bicycle more difficult, particularly for less confident riders.

A better solution would to remove the new bars and instead fit angled plates over the flat areas (see right), which cattle shouldn’t be able to negotiate, making the passage more bicycle-friendly.

Michel Tilche