Saturday, 19 May 2012

Two-Way Cycling On One-Way Streets

As part of the European Bike Friendly Cities project Cambridgeshire County Council is looking at increasing the number of one-way streets in Cambridge City that allow two-way cycling. This has recently been made a lot easier to do in that a new plate, "except cycles", can now be added to the standard no-entry signs.

Here is a list of the streets involved;

Panton Street
Norwich Street
Coronation Street
Mercers Row
Swanns Road
New Square (south)
St Eligius Street
Mount Pleasant
Shelley Row
Albion Row
Perowne Street
Emery Road
Emery Street
Argyll Street (west)
Cockburn Street
Sedgewick Street
Catherine Street
Thoday Street
Ross Street
Hemingford Road
Belgrave Road
Vinery Road (north)
Harvest Way
Fitzwilliam Street
Park Terrace
Springfield Road
Albert Street
Adam and Eve Street at Burleigh St*
Hope St*

*- These two require additional work. The removal of signage as well as removal of island blocks.

King's Hedges isn't blessed with any specific one-way streets which we could ask for this change to be applied to but if you cycle into the City Centre and would like me to add any other roads to the project please let me know.


Anonymous said...

I'm very pleased to see Mercers Row on the list—this is on an important route for cyclists from Chesterton to Abbey, and there are a lot of wrong-way cyclists along here. However, where the road turns south and narrows, the sidewalks on both sides are used for parking by the businesses. So some provision would have to be made to replace this parking, otherwise cars would likely be parked on the contraflow cycle lane blocking it.

Another road that would be useful to add to the list would be Trafalgar Street. For getting from Victoria Avenue to properties on Trafalgar Road, it's a very long way round. More provision for a right turn for cyclists out of Trafalgar Road onto Chesterton Road (for example, a gap in the traffic island) would also be useful.

Anonymous said...

I have passed your request back back Officers to see if it can be added to the scheme.

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