Three schemes on display to make life that little bit easier for cyclists and pedestrians getting around Ely

Ely roads improvements

Ely roads improvements - Credit: Archant

Plans are on display at Ely library showing three schemes that the county council hope will improve both cycling and walking routes around the city.

Ely roads improvements

Ely roads improvements - Credit: Archant

The council has set aside money for the three schemes and, following a public consultation, hope to complete the three jobs in the spring.

If you would like to comment on any of the plans please contact Cambridgeshire County Council by either email: local.projects@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or telephone: 0345 045 5212 by January 20.

What and where are the three schemes?

Scheme 1 – High Barns and New Barns Road: Create cycle route along named roads with speed reduction measures.

Ely roads improvements

Ely roads improvements - Credit: Archant


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Scheme 2 – High Barns and Lynn Road: Improve crossing arrangement for pedestrians and cyclists.

Scheme 3 – St Johns Road and Tower Road: Consideration of speed reducing measures and cycle route markings. Consideration of improving existing walkway to Cambridge Road for cycle use.

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What are the exact proposals for each scheme?

Scheme 1 – High Barns and New Barns Road

•Change priority of New Barns Road to one way for motor vehicles but allow contra-flow cycling change priority to junctions of •Deacons Lane and Beech Lane and tighten kerb radii to reduce speeds formalise parking arrangements and introduce parking restrictions to improve visibility at junctions place road cushions to reduce vehicle speeds

Scheme 2 – High Barns and Lynn Road

•Construct new pedestrian and cyclist parallel crossing in advance of dual use path construction on west side of Lynn Road

•Widen footpath to accommodate dual use footpath

•Widen link footpath to New Barns Road.

Scheme 3 – St Johns Road and Tower Road

•Dedicate western path to dual use.

•Widen pedestrian refuge island.

•Widen path through park and The Chase.

•Speed reducing measures deemed unnecessary.

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