Consultation dates announced for the Harston path

Cambs CC now has draft plans showing different options for proposed new cycle path through Harston. These will be on display at consultation evenings on Nov 10th & 30th, Harston Village Hall, 6-8pm.

Please attend the consultation if you can. With alternate routes, such as Fowlmere to Newton, becoming increasingly busy and subsquently hostile to non motorised traffic, the A10 path is becoming cyclings last hope to many of us at rush hour times. This link is essential to cycling from the South.

A brief summary is given below:

– Proposed plans show a 3m wide track on west side of A10, with a new 1m verge next to private property boundaries, allowing cars emerging from driveways greater visibility.

– Cambs CC has said it would cut back boundary hedges and provide hard standing for bins, so that bins are not left on the track, obstructing cycle traffic.

– Pavement on east side of A10 is unchanged, although lay-by on west side of A10 opposite shop will lose space, but eastern lay-by will gain some and some crossing points will be moved.

– Alternative proposal to site path behind the village would not be economically viable, due to necessary land purchase for path and access routes and additional concerns of lighting and personal safety.