The cycle path alongside the railway line to replace Fulbourn Old Drift is now open. It is an important link, one of the few off-road paths constructed by the County Council, and has been many years in the making. The level crossing behind Fulbourn Hospital – the need to replace this being the reason for building the new path in the first place – is now closed.
Great care is needed at the half way point where the junction with the new cycle entrance to Tesco is right next to a blind corner.
The day after the last Newsletter went to the printers, the County Council apparently changed its mind, and has now installed a proper dropped kerb at Fulbourn Old Drift. It is still a great shame that this isn’t a proper T-junction with the main road, rather than this contorted arrangement of shared-use, bollards, bends and chicanes. The other end of the path also suffers from a very inconveniently placed bollard. The reasoning there is to prevent people abandoning cars on the path.