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”

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”

Draft Transport Strategy for East Cambridgeshire: A cycling perspective

Cambridgeshire County Council have started consulting on their Draft Transport Strategy for East Cambridgeshire [PDF]. They have drafted the strategy to tackle the current and future transport pressures in and around the district, and to help support growth in East Cambridgeshire. The purpose of this strategy is to: Provide a detailed policy framework and Action PlanContinue reading “Draft Transport Strategy for East Cambridgeshire: A cycling perspective”

The train companies want to know about your train-bike use

The number of cycle-rail users is growing each year and so it’s important that the Association of Train Operating Companies, understand how best to provide you with helpful information when you’re planning a rail journey with a cycle. They want to make your cycle-rail journey as simple as possible with the view to clarify informationContinue reading “The train companies want to know about your train-bike use”

Is the Witchford to Sutton cycleway any good?

The new Witchford to Sutton cycleway in now finished (except some tidying up around a new street lamp) with a grand opening at 3pm on the 2nd of June . So, is it any good? The good – There is a route There is now a complete route. The new section, combined with re-purposed footwaysContinue reading “Is the Witchford to Sutton cycleway any good?”

Local Party District Council Manifestos

Here’s a summary of the District Council specific manifestos produced by the local political parties (in alphabetical order) and a look at what they have to say about cycling. Conservatives – [full manifesto (pdf)] Freeze the East Cambs element of Council Tax for 2016/17 Support more Community Land Trusts in other communities Aim for aContinue reading “Local Party District Council Manifestos”

Our response to Councillor Hunt’s recent comments on cycling

Ely Cycling Campaign would like to respond to recent comments about cycling reported in the Cambridge Evening News (and also Cycling Weekly and road.cc) made by one of our local councillors, Bill Hunt, Conservative County Councillor for Haddenham and District Councillor for Stretham. In a meeting of the highways and community infrastructure committee Councillor HuntContinue reading “Our response to Councillor Hunt’s recent comments on cycling”