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Two way cycling on some one way roads will expand Cambridge cycle network

By Ben Comber

Close-up of man riding his bike in the street
Close-up of man riding his bike in the street

Cyclists will be able to travel in both directions down 14 one-way streets.

Councillors have this week voted to progress plans to make 14 one way roads accessable to two-way cycle traffic.

The decision is part of a bid to make the city more cycle-friendly.

Streets affected are: Guest Road, Collier Road, Emery Street/Road, Perowne Street, Sedgwick Street, Catharine Street, Thoday Street, Ross Street (from St Philip’s Road to Mill Road), Hemingford Road, Argyle Street, Coronation Street (west of the junction with Panton Street), Norwich Street, Union Road and New Square.

Cllr Dave Baigent, who sits on the city and county joint area committee where the decision was made yesterday evening (Tuesday, October 24), said: “I think that two-way cycling is a step forward. People will get used to it and cars will start to slow down.

“In the short term it might be a bit of a surprise to some drivers, but there should be lots of signage.

“It’s a good thing because cyclists in their own way need to be given more of a priority.”

The change in traffic regulations has been advertised for public awareness.

Two-way cycling on Brookside will not be progressed as the area was determined to be too busy for two-way cycling to be safe.


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