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”

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”

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”

Half a million pounds that could be used for cycle facilities in Ely

East Camb District Council have half a million pounds available for “traffic and access improvements to Ely City Centre and the Lisle Lane”┬áincluding “cycle facilities”. Obviously getting people out of their cars and onto their bikes is a great way to ease traffic congestion and we think that they should spend a sizeable chunk ofContinue reading “Half a million pounds that could be used for cycle facilities in Ely”

Ely Cycling Forum Meeting Report 21-02-2012

Just got back from this meeting. Around 15 to 20 people turned up which is quite encouraging. There were presentations from the County Council, Greater Anglia and Travel for Work which were interesting if perhaps a little Cambridge commuter-centric. During the discussion after the presentations things opened and there were a wide range of topicsContinue reading “Ely Cycling Forum Meeting Report 21-02-2012”