Cycle route through Trumpington Meadows to open this autumn

This article was published in 2014, in Newsletter 115.

The new cycleway from the A10 near Hauxton Mill will avoid the M11 junction
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I’m sure I wrote an article with this title years ago, and we had hoped to be able to give a definite date and definite route with this Newsletter. From the A10 near Hauxton Mill much of the completed route can be seen through a barrier of Hensa security fencing, but the promised plans have yet to arrive. The problem has been that we, and others, did not force a trigger point in the planning permission to require opening of the route, say before the first 100 houses were occupied.

Part of the proposed route has also been used as a haul road to move spoil from the housing site to make an anti-noise bund adjacent to the M11. Hence what was a good concrete farm road became a heap of broken rubble. There is also the need for a temporary route in the area where houses are still under construction, and we have seen no options for this.

So watch this space in the next Newsletter. If only this route could be open before the sixth-form colleges and schools start in the autumn, many could start to cycle, as they would no longer have to risk the difficult roundabout at junction 11 of the M11 and could then continue onto the cycle path alongside The Busway without the need to use the poor path adjacent to the main road.

Jim Chisholm