Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Amanda Taylor Jubilant At County Support For Her Light The Cycleway Proposal

Guided Busway Cycleway

Former Queen Edith’s councillor Amanda Taylor has welcomed the top billing given to her proposal for lighting of the Guided Bus cycleway in a report going to Cambridge councillors tomorrow night (Wednesday 5th Sept).

She has led a campaign calling for better lighting along the city stretch of the Guided Busway bridleway, following a spate of accidents. Cyclists have been injured while riding on the cycleway and others, especially women and the elderly, fear for their personal safety on dark stretches of the cycle path.

Together with Trumpington councillors Caroline Shepherd and Andy Blackhurst, the Lib Dem campaigner launched a petition asking Cambridgeshire County Council to install lighting along the cycle path in Queen Edith's and Trumpington. The petition garnered 230 signatures and Amanda presented it to Cambridgeshire County Council’s Cabinet on 22nd May.

She says: "The cycleway is a great facility for cyclists and pedestrians; it is well used, but the lack of lighting on most of the route poses a serious safety risk especially as the days get shorter and it's dark both on the way to work and on the way home.

“Lighting this track provides an opportunity to make a good thing even better, and I am delighted that the County Council has put this project top of its list on value for money. I look forward to seeing progress on this scheme.”

NOTE: The project is included in a County Council report to the Cambridge South Area Committee, which meets tomorrow evening at the British Legion Hall, Cherry Hinton.