As part of a wider initiative to deal with the corridor between Cherry Hinton and Addenbrooke’s including the Robin Hood junction, plans [see link below] have been published for consultation on replacing the traffic calming in Cherry Hinton High Street with something more rational. But could there possibly be space to deal with parking and other competing demands as well as bikes, or will lanes just get overrun by cars?
The extremely nasty way in which narrow cycle lanes and narrow car lanes converge at each mini roundabout would be replaced with raised junctions.
The shopping centre in the High Street would become a kind of shared space. A previous attempt by the county council to remove the pedestrian crossing was roundly defeated, so it seems likely there will be a battle over this once again.
The awful quantum shifts to the left and right currently required of cyclists would disappear.
Narrow and short, but segregated, channels at the moment would be replaced by 1.5m cycle lanes just separated by white lines, but would go behind some of the bus stops as on the Huntingdon Road and Hills Road schemes currently under construction.