Riverside to remain closed?

Cambridgeshire County Council has started a consultation to determine whether Riverside should remain closed permanently to through motorised vehicles. This road is part of the National Cycle Network (Routes 11 and 51) and already a heavily used local cycle route. When the new bridge linking Riverside with St Andrew’s Road, Chesterton, is completed in April 2008 it will become even more important as the bridge will provide a major new link for cyclists and pedestrians.

The span for the new Riverside cycle bridge is ready to be lifted into place. But will cars be able to use the narrow gap alongside the point where the bridge lands?
New Riverside cycle bridge

Riverside currently is closed to through motor traffic because of the construction work but a decision on whether to keep it closed needs to be made. Further information, including a plan and an questionnaire, is available online.

The closing date for comments is Friday 14th December 2007 and a decision will be made at the Cambridge Traffic Management Area Joint Committee meeting on Monday 28th January 2008. Please respond to this consultation, particularly if you use this route or are likely to do so once the bridge is open.

If you have any questions relating to the proposals for Riverside please contact Graham Taylor or Brian Stinton on 01223 717502 or 712244.

Monica Frisch