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Good News Says MP As Cambridge Gets Paltry Fraction of Concessionary Fares Cash

Was Cambridge’s MP Julian Huppert Too Hasty to Describe the Local Government Settlement as Good News for Cambridge City Council? On Monday the 31st of January 2011 the amounts to be paid to local councils from central government for the 2011/12 financial year were announced. Cambridge’s MP Julian Huppert welcomed the settlement in a tweet [...]

Access Restrictions on Addenbrookes Road

Photo: steinhardt, via Cyclestreets Photomap (licence) At Cambridge City Council’s South Area Committee on the 11th of November 2010 I asked the police about the arrangements for enforcing the traffic regulation banning through traffic from using a stretch of the new Addenbrookes’ Access Road. I noted that in April 2009, in response to my question, [...]

Cambridgeshire County Council – October 2010 Full Council

Lunch menu from the Cambridgeshire County Council meeting on the 19th of October 2010. (I did not have permission to photograph the meeting itsself) On the 19th of October 2010 my local County Councillor, Rupert Moss-Eccardt, invited me to observe a full meeting of Cambridgeshire County Council from the floor of the chamber and to [...]

Transparency Changes Outcome of Police Priority Vote

Coleridge Road, Cambridge. A fantastic example of why transparency is good for democratic decision making occurred at the Cambridge City Council’s East Area Committee on the 19th of August 2010. Green Party Councillor Margaret Wright had proposed a motion removing an existing police priority aimed at reducing speeding on a range of target roads across [...]

Cambridge Cycling Campaign Hustings – Blanket 20 MPH Limit for Residential Streets

The Cambridge Cycling Campaign ran a parliamentary hustings event on the 6th of April 2010. One of key points discussed was 20 MPH speed limits in residential areas. Within Cambridge this is a matter which results in lots of passionate debate on both sides. Many members of ruling Liberal Democrat group on the City Council have [...]

Government Wastes £2.4m Building Cycle Route Planner Instead of Linking to CycleStreets.net for Free

CycleStreets offers UK wide cycle route planning; it has received a few thousand pounds of public money. There has been a free online cycle route planner for Cambridge since the Cambridge Cycling Campaign Journey Planner was launched in 2006. The cycling campaign’s system has now become a nationwide project, CycleStreets, which suggests cycle friendly routes [...]

Secret Meeting on Wednesday to Discuss Cycling And Parking on Church Street Chesterton

Cars often park illegally on Church Street in Chesterton. As part of a scheme to make the road more attractive to cyclists Cllr Clare Blair wants parking formally permitted. At the North Area committee on the 4th of March 2010 I asked a public question about consultation in relation to a proposed Arbury Park to [...]