This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

Issues always relate to some geographical location, whether very local or perhaps city-wide.

You can create a new issue using the button on the right.

Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Waterbeach Cycling Campaign:

  • S/4615/18/OL 28,000sqm office and R&D space

    Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 1 thread

    Outline Application for the erection of up to 28,000sqm of mixed B1 (a) offices, B1 (b) research and development, B1 (c) light industrial, B2 general industrial, B8 storage and distribution, and A1/A3 amenity café, with all matters reserved (Access from Beech Road, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale)

    Land To The West Of Cambridge Research Park, Beach Drive, Landbeach, CB25 9TL

    South Cambridgeshire

    Application reference : S/4615/18/OL

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  • #camcyclequest - a treasure hunt by bike for the 2019 Festival of Cycling

    Created by David Earl // 1 thread

    We are planning a treasure hunt for the 2019 Cambridge Festival of Cycling in September.

    The idea is to produce a pocket-size, attractively-produced booklet with a suggested route and clues to solve, items to collect and so on, which will be sold for a modest price. There would be a prize.

    This topic is a place to discuss ideas for this. I (David Earl) will be taking the lead in getting this together. Roxanne and Anna are seeking funding partners.

    If you'd like to help, please say so in the thread.

    Just one thing though - please don't put clue suggestions or answers here! If you do chances are people taking part will have read them, which rather spoils the fun.

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  • S/4629/18/FL Science Park - new hotel & office on site of Trinity Centre

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Hybrid Planning Application comprising in Detail the demolition of the gym, Trinity Centre and Innovation Centre and the construction of hotel with gym, restaurant, café and business suite; and a building comprising multi-storey car park and three storey commercial floorspace (B1 floorspace to the first and second floor; flexible accommodation to the ground floor (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, D1 and/or D2)) along with associated access, infrastructure and landscaping, and the change of use of the Trinity Centre to B1 as part of a phased development; in Outline the construction of a building up to seven stories to provide B1floorspace, with all matters reserved.

    24, Cambridge Science Park, Milton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0FN

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  • Mill Road (transporation) Survey (for edit)

    Created by Aldo // 1 thread

    In the coming weeks we, UoC Students from the Cambridge Hub, are going to do a survey on Mill Road in order to find out how people get to Mill Road and how they interact with it. The survey will be compared with the survey done last November in order to build momentum for the car-free Mill Road project.

    We would love your input. Please give suggestions below.

    For the survey, click on the link below.

    Deadline for edits is this friday.

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  • 21-month closure of cycle path from Cambridge North to Milton Road

    At the end of this blog post, it's reported that the segregated cycle path from Cambridge North station to the north of the Business Park will be closed to cyclists from March 2019 to December 2020 (a period of 21 months), for utility works relating to development on the Cambridge North site. Cyclists are to be diverted to the south side path (along the busway); pedestrian access on the north side will apparently be maintained.

    In particular, this appears to prevent cyclist use of the recently opened gate at the south end of the Business Park for the duration of the works (unless perhaps one pushes one's cycle). Getting from or through Cambridge North to the Science Park will be less convenient, too.

    Full text from Camcycle blog post. (Robin Heydon tells me this information originally came from Brookgate.)

    Development at Cambridge North

    Early works have begun on the further development around Cambridge North, where new offices and a hotel will be built. Within the next couple of months, a major cyclist diversion will be put in place which reroutes cyclists accessing the station via the segregated path along Cowley Road. This will be closed to allow utility works from Milton Road down to the station. Cyclists will be redirected along the Busway cycleway from Milton Road. There will continue to be road access for cyclists to the industrial and residential units off Cowley Road (including the Camcycle office), but not beyond this point. Note that there will be a signifidant increase in construction traffic along Cowley Road.

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  • S/0296/19/DC Science Park - access from guided busway (eastern entrance)

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    While this is a discharge of condition 12 of a previous application this is quite a substantial project in its own right. It looks like a significant improvement, with a wide pathway for accessing the site, a bunch of fancy architecture (some sort of series of archways over the path), and even a parallel Zebra over one of the Science Park internal roadways.

    See part 6 of the D&A statement for several mentions of Camcycle input.

    While I am making this an issue I do not see any immediate reason to send in a response, but those involved with the pre-application talks may want to double-check, possibly even send a letter of support if happy.


    Discharge of condition 12 (a scheme detailing the widening of the footway to allow for shared use walking and cycling and a scheme showing the layout and design of the plaza area to the East of the site, including vehicle circulation, pedestrian routes, kiosks, shelters, bollards and other ancillary structures) pursuant to planning permission S/3590/17/VC Transport Plaza, Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge, CB4 0FJ South Cambridgeshire Application reference : S/0296/19/DC

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  • S/0193/19/FL Rosemary Road Waterbeach - 9 new dwellings

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    The cycle parking dimensions look good, almost lifted straight out of the guide. Main issues are: garden gate doors are only 90cm, the Sheffield stands are affixed with only M12 bolts, and the cycle shelter doors are not lockable.


    Construction of 9 dwellings and new access Land to the rear of 10A, Rosemary Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9NB South Cambridgeshire Application reference : S/0193/19/FL

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  • Vehicle free tradespeople

    Created by Nick Flynn // 1 thread

    A list of carpenters, cleaners, electricians, plumbers and other tradespeople who can attend jobs in Cambridge without needing a car parking space (for example those arriving by cargo bike) would be a useful resource.

    It could be used by people who cannot offer car parking, or those who would prefer to choose someone who can arrive by sustainable transport.

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  • 18/1782/FUL Cowley Road - Office development

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Proposes 120 cycle parking spaces via two-tier racks.


    Four storey office development (B1 use) with associated car and bicycle parking, plant room, sub station and landscaping. William James House 50 - 55 Cowley Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 0WU Cambridge Application reference : 18/1782/FUL

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  • City Changer Cargo Bike

    Created by Anna Williams – Comms Officer // 2 threads

    The county council cycling team are involved in a 3-year project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research Programme to grow delivery and passengers by bike, cargo bike and e-cargo bike in 100 cities. The project called 'City Changer Cargo Bike' was launched to an audience of EU institutions, national and regional governments, advocacy organisations and business leaders in October 2018.

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  • Planning application responders

    Created by Matthew // 2 threads

    I'm thinking of convening a workshop or possibly simply an informal gathering (possibly at a pub or cafe) to discuss techniques and ideas for responding to planning applications. The timing is right, I think, with the approval of the new Local Plans for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire.

    All are welcome, whether you already participate or are just interested in getting involved.

    I would like to gauge interest first and then we can pick a suitable time and place.

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  • S/3269/18/FL 436 Science Park - extension to building and cycle park

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Proposed site plan: it looks like they are extending an existing set of wheel-benders by adding more wheel-benders.


    Extension to the building, extension to an external plant compound, new generator compound, extension to existing cycle parking and new bin enclosure.

    436, Cambridge Science Park, Milton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0QA

    South Cambridgeshire

    Application reference : S/3269/18/FL

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  • Camcycle quarterly magazine

    Created by Anna Williams – Comms Officer // 5 threads

    The magazine cheanged to a quarterly publication from December 2018 and is published seasonally in Spring (March), Summer (June), Autumn (September) and Winter (December).

    The aims of the magazine are to:
    – Continue to provide an update to our members and supporters on Camcycle's recent work and campaigns
    – Continue to cover all aspects of cycling from planning application to personal stories and build on this foundation to make sure we are giving a voice to people of all ages and backgrounds
    – Continue to strike the balance between a professional-looking magazine with a grassroots feel
    – Proactively set the agenda for decision-makers, clearly communicating our vision through in-depth features on aspects of our policy and manifesto
    – Develop and showcase our work with local partners including businesses and organisations who support our charity's aims and/or provide examples of best practice in working for more, better and safer cycling in and around Cambridge
    – Drive forward bold and successful campaigns for cycling, providing all who read the magazine with clear calls to action so that they can get involved and amplify our voice
    – Provide rewarding and sustainable roles to volunteers; attracting new members to the team and recognising long-term contributors.
    – Appeal to non-members of Camcycle and even non-cyclists; taking them on the journey from awareness to action. Join. Donate. Volunteer. Share our vision. Support our work and help create a vibrant and people-friendly city.

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  • DfT Policy Paper - Inclusive Transport Strategy

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:

    Shared Space:

    8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
    forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
    incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
    We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
    us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.

    Objectives regarding Cycling:

    • Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
    local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
    account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
    the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
    • By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
    cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people

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  • S/0095/18/CC Waterbeach Primary School expansion

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Development of Waterbeach Community Primary School from a 2 form entry school to a 3 form entry (630 places) including a two storey teaching block extension with a single storey link, front entrance, additional car and cycle/scooter parking provision and external landscaping works.

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  • Cambridge Festival of Cycling

    Camcycle is launching the first ever 'Cambridge Festival of Cycling' which we plan to grow into a recurring festival in September each year.

    Along with a range of events, we also plan to conduct a month long Cambridge Cycling Survey.

    The aims of the festival:
    - Increase awareness of Camcycle leading to more members, volunteers and influence, particularly among new audiences
    - Encourage more, better and safer cycling, for all ages and abilities
    - Increase our income thorough sponsorship opportunities
    - Increase engagement with our campaigning activities
    - Create relationships with other community groups who can partner with us on festival events.

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  • Consultation on Cambridge Air Quality Action Plan

    Created by Anna Williams – Comms Officer // 1 thread

    Air quality in central Cambridge is not as good as it should be. The city is not compliant with EU limit values or UK national air quality objectives for nitrogen dioxide in the city centre and on busy roads – although it is improving slowly. The City Council's Air Quality Action Plan was approved unanimously at Environment Scrutiny Committee on March 13 and they are now opening it out to consultation (21 June - 18 September 2018).

    Many of the proposed actions are of interest to Camcycle, but in particular:

    • Reducing Heavy Goods Vehicles emissions in the city centre by promoting ‘greener’ methods for making deliveries of goods, such as by cycle or electric vehicles

    • Using planning policies to ensure new communities are designed to make it easy for people to use sustainable modes of transport

    • Improving public health by providing information about the health impacts of air quality and encouraging everyone to have a more active lifestyle, including walking and cycling

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  • S/2075/18/OL Waterbeach New Town - RLW Estates outline app

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Outline planning permission (with all matters reserved) for
    development of up to 4,500 dwellings, business, retail,
    community, leisure and sports uses; new primary and
    secondary schools and sixth form centre; public open
    spaces including parks and ecological areas; points of
    access, associated drainage and other infrastructure,
    groundworks, landscaping, and highways works.

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