The route from Cambridge to Foxton has now been awarded funding, and work should take place in the coming financial year, which of course is just around the corner. In fact you may have noticed that the hedging along the Foxton-Harston stretch of the A10 has already been cut back, to get that job done ahead of nesting season just in case diggers are ready to put into action. Officers will soon be getting to work on designing the cycle route through Harston, in conjunction with Harston residents and councillors.
Meanwhile, effort is continuing to try and get the Frog End-Royston stretch funded. This route would not stick to the A10, but thread through Melbourn village and out onto the A10 from the southern-most Melbourn/A10 access point, with a path on the east side of the A10 all the way to the A505 roundabout. A pedestrian/cycle bridge over the A505 has already been designed, and land issues sorted, so is what the business calls ‘shovel ready’ – but it needs funding. The City Deal Assembly has recommended that this scheme goes into a reserve list for City Deal funding, but the Executive Board – comprised of three leaders of South Cambs, Cambridge and County Councils – will decide whether to adopt that proposal.