Tag Archives: Transport

Private Briefing from City Deal Officers Reveals Intent of Milton Road Recommendations

Speaking at a private briefing event on the 24th of May 2016 Greater Cambridge City Deal’s Milton Road project manager Richard Preston explained the intent of his report to the City Deal Board as being to recommend the board: Approve the principle of the layout of the motor traffic lanes from the “Do Something” option [...]

Cambridgeshire Councillor Buys His Own Speed Camera

Councillor Michael Shellens (Liberal Democrat, Godmanchester and Huntingdon East) told Cambridgeshire County Council’s Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the 19th of December 2013 that he has bought his own speed camera. Councillors were responding to a public question on parish councils and the ‘speed watch’ scheme which sees volunteers using speed [...]

Busway Announcement Made to Press not Councillors

Earlier today Cambridgeshire County Council announced it had reached an out of court settlement with guided busway contractor BAM Nuttall. Leader of the council Cllr Martin Curtis decided to make the announcement in a secret, private, briefing for selected, friendly, invited, members of the press. Writing on his blog Cllr Curtis described his chosen journalists [...]

Response to Cambridge Local Plan Consultation 2012

Cambridge Local Plan Issues and Options Document. I have responded to the current consultation on Cambridge’s Local Plan, the document against which future planning applications in the city will be assessed. Many of my representations relate to issues I have discussed previously on my website. In many cases I have simply tailored my previously expressed [...]

Partisan Bickering on the A14 Prompts Me to Comment

The A14 Near Huntingdon Yesterday the Conservative Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council, Nick Clarke, launched an attack on Cambridge MP Julian Huppert in a blog post titled “Julian Huppert please, please do not foul up our plans for a bigger road” in which he claimed Huppert is: trying to influence department for transport ministers to [...]

Julian Huppert on Boris Island – Newsnight 18 Jan 2012

On 18th of January 2012 Cambridge MP Julian Huppert, who also acts as the Liberal Democrat transport spokesman, was interviewed on Newsnight by Jeremy Paxman on the subject of the proposed new airport in the Thames estuary. Paxman: “As long as you are part of the collation, will this happen?” Huppert: “No I don’t think [...]

Cambridge Cycling Campaign AGM with Julian Huppert

Julian Huppert MP Drinking Tea/Coffee Before Speaking at the 2011 Cambridge Cycling Campaign AGM I observed the Cambridge Cycling Campaign AGM on Tuesday the 1st of November 2011. Cambridge MP Julian Huppert was the guest speaker. Key Points The 1082 member campaign has been re-organised at the top. Martin Lucas-Smith, who previously led the organisation [...]

Watching Cambridge Magistrates Deal With A Car Vs Cycle Incident

Junction of Cherry Hinton Road and Wulfstan Way (Google Maps On the morning of the 25th of July 2011 I observed Cambridge magistrates deal with a Ms Waresha who had pleaded guilty to careless driving following a collision with a cyclist in Cambridge. The prosecution said that on the 25th of January Ms Waresha was [...]

Hike in Cambridge On Street Parking Charges

The Guest Road area is to see the largest increase in residents parking permit charges I have just returned from observing a meeting of Cambridgeshire County Council’s cabinet where the decision was taken to increase Cambridge’s on street parking charges. The cabinet approved raising the annual charge for residents parking permits from around £40-50 to [...]