Sunday, 20 January 2013

Guided Busway Lighting Project

Guided Busway Maintenance Track

As you may be aware one of the unexpected success stories associated with the guided busway is the number of people using the maintenance track next to it to cycle into and out of Cambridge during the day. The knock-on effect of this is that the issue of lighting, especially during the winter months, has arisen.

To support the use of the maintenance track in this way Cambridgeshire County Council is planning to install lighting columns along the Guided Busway maintenance track along the whole southern section and along the northern section on the Cambridge-side of the A14 bridge.

The current plan is to use developer contributions (S106) as the primary source of funding.

The secondary part of the current plan is to install solar-powered studs along the length of the guided busway between the A14 bridge in Cambridge all the way out to St. Ives.

Local Parish Councillor Andy Pellew said "The lighting project is at a very early stage and a lot can still change but I broadly welcome these developments. Enabling the use of the maintenance track by cyclists and pedestrians later into the evenings will allow many thousands of other people the opportunity to use it, as well as hopefully taking traffic off the already overloaded A14".

I will publish more details when they become available.