Safer, easier cycling for March


Councillors are being asked to invest £27,260 of transport funding to make cycling and walking easier and safer in March.

Cambridgeshire County Council Cabinet is being asked to spend the money on projects contained within the March Market Town Transport Strategy.

The improvements include making it easier and safer for people to walk or cycle to the station as well as getting across the very narrow Norwood Road rail bridge.

The funding has been generated through the planning process and requires developers to help pay for facilities to support the new housing.

The market Town Transport Strategy proposals were put together in consultation with Fenland District Council, local councillors and residents.

Cabinet are being asked to approve at their meeting on December 17 plans to:

Norwood Road Bridge shared use path £10,000 study. - This funding will be to undertake a feasibility study to get the best solution for this project. There are a number of options for this project which include completing the missing link in the footpath on the north side of Norwood Rd bridge, creating a shared use path and to consider speed reduction and safety measure as part of the scheme, or Introduce traffic signals to restrict traffic movements over bridge to 1-way at a time, reallocating road-space to pedestrian & cycle use, and consider speed reduction measures.

South bound cycleway from the railway Station to St John’s Road £10,000. - This includes an advisory cycle lane and signing - Remove centre line from carriageway introduce on-road southbound advisory (ie dashed white line) cycle lane. Introduce double yellow lines across whole section on east side of road. Signing introduced to advertise this as a route to the town centre.

North bound route from the town centre to the rail station - Route through Robingoodfellow’s Lane and linking with the National Cycle Network £7,260. Signing and installing solar studs on the route.