Lancaster Way Roundabout

Lancaster Way The Council (Highways and Transport Committee) has recommended a crossing for horse-riders, pedestrians and cyclists on the A142 near Lancaster Way roundabout in Ely. A public consultation had indicated opposition to the proposed plans to increase capacity on the roundabout, with Cambridgeshire County Council without provision for non-motorised travel. Highways officers will nowContinue reading “Lancaster Way Roundabout”

The A10/A142 ‘BP garage’ roundabout

Find below some extracted comments from the 16 June Highways and Transport Committee meeting. These can be taken out of context so check out the video yourself. You can find Cllr Hunt’s main contribution starting 39 minutes into the video. He asserted that the BP roundabout change would help local commuting for new, high valueContinue reading “The A10/A142 ‘BP garage’ roundabout”

Social distancing in Ely after lockdown

The UK is moving from the COVID lockdown phase to the containment phase and this will require social distancing in public areas. Below are our suggestions on how to make more space available in the busiest areas in Ely: Schools Ely College Many children walk to Ely College along Downham Road. The pavements are tooContinue reading “Social distancing in Ely after lockdown”

Our members views of the new cycle approach to the station

  The work has now finished on the road past the station and under the underpass towards Soham. It’s not what we campaigned for. Here’s a selection of views from our members. “I fail to see how the infrastructure either improves access to the station for cyclists or increases their safety” I cycled to the station forContinue reading “Our members views of the new cycle approach to the station”

Ways to Increase ‘Active Travel’

The House of Commons Transport Select Committee asked for views on how to increase the amount of walking and cycling -active travel. This is our response. Ely Cycling Campaign (ECC) wants better cycle facilities in and around Ely, Cambridgeshire and promotes cycling in the area. Cycling in Ely languishes whilst we see it doing muchContinue reading “Ways to Increase ‘Active Travel’”

Open Letter to Councillor Bailey

Letter sent to Councillor Bailey today: Ely Cycling Campaign is sometimes invited to comment on cycling-related projects. It is our experience that such invitations almost always come after the decisions have been made and those decision are poor. They are poor because the infrastructure is noncompliant with current design principles, being unsafe, unpleasant to useContinue reading “Open Letter to Councillor Bailey”

How switched on to the emissions scandal are our politicians?

It’s hard to ignore the growing unease surrounding vehicle pollution since the VW emissions scandal was uncovered. Two things have become clear in the wake of it all. One, is that vehicles are producing far more toxic emissions on the road than we realised, due to car manufacturers gaming emissions tests. The second is thatContinue reading “How switched on to the emissions scandal are our politicians?”

Underpass decision shows lack of commitment

  We have been repeatedly promised by County Council officers that the new southern bypass would include an underpass so that Stuntney and beyond are not cut off from Ely by it. This is a problem that the villages around Ely all suffer from and so ensuring it was avoided with the new bypass seemedContinue reading “Underpass decision shows lack of commitment”