News » Proposed cycle bridge goes to next planning stage in spite of strong local opposition
|Proposed cycle bridge goes to next planning stage in spite of strong local opposition 4 October, 2014|
According to Cambridgeshire County Council's web site they claim there is strong support for the proposed foot/cycle bridge over the River Cam, between Abbey and Chesterton. There were 885 responses to an online survey conducted in July this year, with 79% of respondents saying they were likely (25%) or very likely (54%) to use the proposed bridge over the Cam.
This will be very disappointing to the 324 local residents who petitioned against the bridge, and the results seem to have overlooked the flaws identified in the survey and the traffic model identified by the Parish Council, for example the very narrow access under the rail bridge and the poor state of the cycling infrastructure in the area especially between the proposed bridge and the Science Park.
County Council officers are now proceeding to take this forward to the first stage of the planning process.
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