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Bus rapid transit plans

Quoted from Cambridge News on 20 January 2016

"A Cambridge transport system with bus lanes down the middle of the city's major roads has the 'wow factor' to succeed, say campaigners – and has been backed by bosses in charge of the £500 million City Deal.

The 'Streetcar We Desire' project, spearheaded by Coton parish councillors Helen Bradbury and Dr Gabriel Fox, is a radical interpretation of the bus-based system likely to be implemented by the City Deal.

Their fresh vision, though, relies on the concept of 'bus rapid transit' – with buses able to travel in both directions on 'centre lane expressways' along Cambridge's major radial routes like Histon Road, Madingley Road and Milton Road.

Dr Fox told Friday's City Deal board meeting that transport schemes needed to have a "wow factor" to be successful".
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What's the deal for the Milton Road junction?


Cambridge News: What’s the Deal for the Milton Road junction? 

With the new station development plans pushed back to 2017 the focus is now on the Milton Road/Elizabeth Way roundabout.

Cambridge News 25 January 2016


The Cambridge News highlighted the progress of the new station at the end of Milton Road on 25 January 2016.

Milton Road 'save the trees' petition

The proposals for the Greater Cambridge City Deal include the removal of the much-loved trees along Milton Road.  The trees and hedges that align this stretch of road have many benefits to the wider community including a welcome vista of soft greenery amongst the solid, grey tarmac.  

The Milton Road Residents Association has organised a petition to save the trees and verges along Milton Road. Please go to their website, read all about it, and more importantly follow the links and add your name to the petition.


Important meeting coming up - 21January

An important meeting organised by the Milton Road Resident's Association is taking place on Thurs 21st January at 7pm at Chesterton Community College.

Alternative solutions in response to the Milton Road proposals will be presented and discussed.

Come along and help support your local community if you can.

HPERA Newsletter #1

The first newsletter of the Hurst Park Estate Residents' Association has been published. Paper copies will be distributed in the area, and it will soon be emailed out to those who have registered their email with us.


Inaugural meeting of the new Hurst Park Residents' Association You tube link

If you missed the meeting of the newly formed Hust Park Estate Resident's Association on Wenesday 6 January 2016 then please follow the link here to see the video.


HPERA in the news

This is the news article from the Cambridge Evening News on 9 January 2016

 The on-line version can be found here.

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.


HPERA Launched

Letters have been sent around to all the residents notifying them of the launch of the Hurst Park Residents Association, which is being rapidly created to provide a forum of the residents of Hurst Park Avenue, Orchard Avenue, HIghfield Avenue, Leys Avenue, Leys Road, and Highworth Avenue to respond to the proposed changes to Milton Road, which has the potential to affect all residents in the estate.

If you can, please attend the inaugural meeting which is being held to formalize this Residences Association, and to start the discussion of the proposed changes to Milton Road.

Supersize Cambridge Meeting Mon 4th July Great St Mary's Church

Come and hear, and have your say, about the Cambridge growth agenda, the City Deal and the impact on the people of Cambridge.