Stop Nightingale Avenue becoming a no-through road

Stop Nightingale Avenue becoming a no-through road

0 have signed. Let’s get to 500!
At 500 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!

David Wrathmall started this petition to Peter Blake, Director of Transport, Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) and

Residents signing this petition,

  • object to the Greater Cambridge Partnership proposal to prohibit through traffic movements on Nightingale Avenue
  • support initiatives to provide safe cycling on Nightingale Avenue whilst allowing continued 2-way vehicular access on Nightingale Avenue between Queen Edith’s Way and Hills Road
  • request consultation for residents to share their views regarding the proposal with GCP officials before the proposal is implemented


Rationale for Petition

  • The residential area within the Queen Edith’s Way, Fendon Road, Hills Road, Lime Kiln Hill area (the “area”) has developed over the last 50 years as a ‘housing estate’, with very limited “through roads” as appropriate for a residential area.
  • Although it is not disputed that the promotion of safe cycling in the area should be encouraged. It is suggested that for many, not least those with mobility issues, and with limited public transport in the area, there is a dependency on cars to access critical infrastructure in the area.
  • Residents living in the area have become dependent on educational (Netherhall, QE primary), medical (i.e. QEGP) retail (Wulfstan Way), recreational (Nightingale Rec) and worship (St. James Church) infrastructure along or just off Queen Edith’s way.
  • The “area” currently has only 3 primary access roads to reach 1. The hospital 2. go into Cambridge & 3. exit Cambridge, they are Fendon Road, Lime Kiln Hill & Nightingale Avenue.
  • Currently Nightingale Avenue is the safest route of the 3, from both a cycling and car drivers’ perspective.
  • If Nightingale Avenue becomes a no-through road, residents living in the area will be forced to use Lime Kiln Hill (which is a very dangerous road, and allows only limited access onto Worts Causeway due to existing traffic restrictions) or Fendon Road which is already a very busy access road to the hospital.
  • The proposal is unlikely to reduce traffic volumes; it will simply divert more traffic onto Queen Ediths Way / Fendon Road roundabout and put more pressure on the Hospital roundabout.
     

 

 

0 have signed. Let’s get to 500!
At 500 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!