HPERA Inaugural Meeting

More than 150 people packed into the Church of The Good Shepherd last night at the inaugural meeting of the Hurst Park Residents Association (HPERA).  Main item on the agenda was the proposal for Milton Road development under the Cambridge City Deal.

The public consultation document came under fire from residents for ignoring the interests of communities living alongside the so-called Milton Road ‘corridor’. Maps were shown which clearly illustrated that the proposed closure of side streets and restricted turns off Milton Road would turn residential roads into rat-runs causing environmental damage and endangering cyclists, the elderly and children on their way to the local school.

A presentation from Edward Leigh of Smarter Cambridge Transport showed that there are alternative ways of improving traffic flow for buses during peak periods using modern signalling technology without having to devote acres of space to dedicated bus lanes involving the loss of trees and verges along Milton Road.

The Residents' Association will be working hard to come up with alternative proposals to present, and will encourage residents to contact them with ideas as well as submitting their own individual responses during the consultation period.

The deadline for submissions is 15th February.