Awareness ride date and a survery

Awareness Ride:
A date for your diary. Our annual awareness ride is set for the 7th of May. We traditionally start at Trumpington P and R at 10AM. Further detail will be posted closer to the time. The ride not only lets us highlight the current shortcomings in the path, it also allows us to highlight and raise public awareness of the works that are complete. It will go good to see as many people as possible.
Cambs CC survey
Cambs CC would like as many respondents as they can get to the following survey. This survey aims to gather Cambridgeshire residents’ views on the A10 Cambridge to Royston Cycle Link and the process of its implementation. Your answers will be used to help them evaluate the success of the A10 Cycle Link as a scheme and to inform how they design, and deliver, cycle infrastructure in the future.
The survey can be found here: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/a10cyclelink/

Presentation to the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership on Melbourn-Royston Bridge

Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) invited the A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign to discuss the proposed cycle link between Melbourn and Royston, which would include a bridge over the A505.

Aidan Van de Weyer from the Campaign went to the December meeting of the LEP gave this presentation. A PDF of the presentation can be viewed or downloaded here

The LEP Board was very supportive of the huge benefits that this route could bring to Melbourn and Royston. It will be able to consider contributing to the funding the bridge along other bodies and the private sector.

Further consultation meeting for Foxton level crossing gate

We have received the following information:

Network Rail have only just released the attached notice of a public consultation meeting next week, 14 December,2-7PM, Foxton Village Hall, regarding modifications to their proposal to close the Barrington Road pedestrian crossing gate at Foxton Level Crossing.

A flyer can be found here:

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and more information can be seen here:

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They made this information available to Foxton Parish Council during a visit to a Foxton PC meeting, but have done nothing else yet to publicize the meeting to the wider community.

Essentially, the modification is the inclusion of a three-metre wide pedestrian/cycleway alongside the Barrington side of the A10 itself as it passes over the tracks. This would involve a shifting of the highway by three metres as it passes over the level crossing.

The modification means that through-pedestrian and cycle traffic need not cross the A10 twice over, in order to leave and re-join the new A10 pedestrian/cycle path, so this is a significant improvement over the original proposal.  There is also a proposed path through the copse of trees on the peninsula of land abutting the Barrington Rd near the junction with the A10, to shorten the route round to the main Barrington Road stretch.

However Cambridgeshire County Council Rights of Way officers have not to date given their approval for the proposed modifications and there are some outstanding concerns.

Would pedestrians and cyclists be as safe using the proposed new passageway as they currently are using the Barrington Road gate?
It is not clear how much the project would cost, where the funding would come from, and to what degree the various components indicated on the plan are aspirational.  When asked how long it would take to implement the proposal,which would require a variety of legal permissions and funding streams, the answer was seven years.   We are assured that the gate would not be closed off until the new arrangements are implemented.

Santa awareness ride 2016

Like to dress up and ride your bike? Our second dress up as Santa (or an elf if you wish) and ride around Royston will be on the 10th 0f December

The purpose of the ride is both to highlight the cycle routes around the town and to raise awareness of the need for creating a safe crossing over the A505/A10 junction, which has yet to find a source of funding. This is a particularly nasty junction. We know people are put off travelling this route by bicycle because of this crossing.

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The route will roughly be as shown below but finishing at Royston Heath (where there is a cafe :-))

SantaRoute