This article was published in 2016, in Newsletter 124.
Hester Wells, Tom McKeown, Matthew Danish, Edward Leigh, Shirley Jackson, Joe Adam and Sarah Rodger met on Thursday 14 January at The Architect pub on Castle Hill.
The Histon Road proposals are a little less complicated than those for Milton Road; however, high-quality cycling provision is vital as the road is going to become a major route with high levels of car and bus traffic.
One issue discussed was car parking, both current high levels of illegal on-street parking and designated on-street parking to the left of cyclists. Matthew had raised concerns about this when he attended the Greater Cambridge City Deal Joint Assembly meeting on 7 October last year. This is an extract from the question he submitted:
‘As a resident of Histon Road near Rackham Close, I cycle every day on Histon Road to and from all of my daily activities. I see many other people cycling, not only experienced and committed commuters but also parents with their children, and younger students on their own. What worries me the most is seeing them have to manoeuvre around parked cars that obstruct the road at frequent intervals. The threats come not only from the moving traffic, but also from the possibility of a car door being flung open suddenly.’
The agendas and minutes of all the GCCD Joint Assembly and the GCCD Executive Board meeting can be found here: