We are campaigning for urgent improvements to be made to
cycling and walking routes between the new North West Cambridge development ("Eddington")
and neighbouring communities, especially Girton village.
- 19 January 2016:
University response to our petition (pdf) – it contains some rubbish - for example that the junction has been through
two safety audits, so it must be fine, whereas in fact both safety audits made the same recommendations as our campaign; also the response asserts that
there is no demand for people to go in the direction of Girton; whereas we have quite clearly identified over a quarter of a million journeys by young children
in the next 10 years that will go in this direction - and that is just for the school! What about all the people of Girton who will want to travel through the NWC development?!
Anyway, the good news is that the University have AGREED to look at our suggestion that they should buy land on the South of Huntingdon Road, to improve the
cycle and pedestrian connections towards Girton and to enable a possible controlled crossing.
- 17 December 2015:
County Council response to our petition (pdf)
- 29 November 2015: Survey, for All Girton Residents, to find opinions about the Thornton Road rat-run problem
- 12 November 2015: New draft proposal for solving the Thornton Road rat-run problem
- 7 November 2015: A Freedom-of-Information request obtained a copy of
the safety audit [5 February 2014] for the Huntingdon Rd / Eddington Ave
junction. This safety audit made recommendations identical to
our campaign's proposals, including the recommendation that
crossing facilities should be included in the junction, and that
the pinch point on the NW-bound cycle lane should be eliminated.
Why were these recommendations not implemented?
Our campaign continues!
- 6 November 2015: Robin Heydon of the Cambridge Cycling Campaign has drafted a new junction design for Girton Corner [video]
- 3 November 2015:
A written document summarising our concerns and our proposals;
30 October 2015:
5 YouTube Videos about the Campaign for safer cycling and walking
- SLIDES have been updated to match the youtube videos. - See our latest explanations and diagrams of our proposals.
[Definitions: Toucan crossing|Pelican crossing]
24 October 2015:
Sign the petition –
– we presented it to the University, with 438 signatures,
on 3 November 2015
[David MacKay's remarks to the Senate House discussion], but the petition
will remain open until our campaign is complete, so please do sign if you haven't
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EddingtonSafety
Twitter account: @EddingtonSafety
- Other sites: We've posted information about our campaign to
29 October 2015.
An additional longer version of the "EddingtonSafety Part 2" video, in two youtube pieces:
Part 2a [14 mins]
Part 2b [9 mins] –
for people who felt that the main "Part 2" video [14 mins] was too short :-) .
Monday 19th October 2015.
These 50 slides were presented at a meeting with members of the North West Cambridge team,
with County Council staff, with a County Councillor and District Councillor, and with the Headmaster
and Bursar of the University of Cambridge Primary School.