Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Long Road Cycleways Set To Improve

Work is starting on Monday (February 3) to improve the cycleways along both sides of Long Road in Cambridge.

The project includes widening the paths to around 3 metres, improving the surface and upgrading the crossing areas near Long Road Sixth Form College and Sedley Taylor Road.

During the construction, one footpath and cycleway will be kept open, with working hours restricted to 9.30 am-3.30 pm to minimise traffic disruption, particularly during the peak rush-hour periods.

Queen Edith’s County Councillor Amanda Taylor, said: “The paths are well used by people going to the Addenbrooke's Hospital site, Long Road Sixth Form College and many other schools, colleges and businesses in the Hills Road/Trumpington Road area.  These improvements will make cycling and walking on Lond Road much safer and more pleasurable.

“The other good thing about this is that the project comes from the community. I was first approached about improving the cycleways by a local resident, Sam Davies, who cycled this way to school with her children. It was a pleasure to help her identify the funding. Well done Sam!

The £180,000 improvements are being funded from local developers and should be completed by mid-March.