Your streets this month

Please help us by sending comments to the person named at the end of each item, as well as to us.

Good News

U-turn in Regent Terrace: Cambridgeshire County Council has decided to reintroduce a ban on peak-hour parking in Regent Terrace, the narrow road without a pavement that runs along the side of Parker’s Piece. This reverses the decision that was made earlier this year to allow peak-hour parking. See article in this issue. Comments to Richard Preston.

The new layout at the Coldham’s Lane-Cromwell Road junction includes traffic signals, cycle lanes, advanced stop lines, and a double set of cattle grids at the entrance to Coldham’s Common. See article in this issue. Comments to Bob Menzies

News

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Grange Road

Construction of a major traffic-calming scheme in Grange Road continues. See feature in Newsletter 32. Although the scheme has not yet been completed, we have already received several complaints about the extreme narrowness of the cycle lanes. Comments to John Isherwood.

Consultation on a bus priority scheme for Trumpington Road is beginning. The most likely proposal is a southbound bus lane between Brooklands Avenue and Long Road. Comments to Richard Preston.

The cycle crossing on Fen Causeway has been temporarily removed because of bridge repair work. A new pelican crossing has been constructed west of the bridge and cyclists are expected to wheel their bikes along a short length of pavement on the northern side of the road. There is a new section of cycle path on Lammas Land. Works are expected to continue until February 2001, when the original crossing will be reinstated. Comments to Gareth Guest.

Not so Good News

The newly completed road layout in Trumpington High Street has brought mixed reactions from cyclists and local councillors. The removal of the right-turn lane has made it more difficult for cyclists to turn right into Church Lane, and a new pinch point immediately north of the Shelford Road junction is an extra hazard.

Addresses for comments

Richard Preston, Team Leader (Cambridge Projects), Mailbox ET1018, Environment and Transport, Cambridgeshire County Council, Castle Court, Shire Hall, Cambridge CB3 0AP

Bob Menzies, Group Manager for Safety and Signals, Environment and Transport, Cambridgeshire County Council, Castle Court, Shire Hall, Cambridge CB3 0AP

Gareth Guest, Bridges Maintenance Engineer , Environment and Transport, Cambridgeshire County Council, Castle Court, Shire Hall, Cambridge CB3 0AP

John Isherwood, Senior Engineer, Cambridge City Council, The Guildhall, Cambridge CB2 3QJ