MIL-OSI UK Cities: Proposals put forward to improve cycle parking at Queen Anne Terrace car and cycle park

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Source: City of Cambridge

Better cycle security and storage are among the proposed enhancements for cycle parking at the Queen Anne Terrace car and cycle park, being put forward by Cambridge City Council supported by the Greater Cambridge Partnership.

The public is invited to share their opinions on the proposals to improve the cycle parking provision currently available adjacent to the Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre in Gonville Place.

The proposals have been developed with partners through the Cambridge Community Safety Partnership’s (CCSP) Cycle Crime Prevention Task & Finish Group and include:

  • New cycle stands with improved fixings to replace the existing stands
  • Additional spaces for cargo and non-standard cycles
  • A redesign of the cycle parking area located at the front of the car park building
  • The potential installation of CCTV cameras
  • Improved signage
  • An extension of the undercover cycle parking area and floor-to-ceiling fencing to improve security
  • Potentially installing restricted access control to a gated section of cycle parking

Cllr Katie Thornburrow, Executive Councillor for Planning, Building Control and Infrastructure, said: “As a council we’re committed to helping improve provision and facilities for people cycling in Cambridge to make it a safer, more pleasurable activity for all. Schemes like the one proposed for our Queen Anne Terrace car and cycle park will help encourage more people to use their bikes for more of their journeys around the city, including families, through increased space for cargo bikes and trailers. In addition the plans will help reduce congestion on our streets and contribute towards our goal of a net zero carbon city. ”

Cllr Elisa Meschini, Chair of the GCP’s Executive Board, said: “By increasing security and providing additional cycle parking at this key location in the centre of Cambridge, we hope to give people more options to get to work, college or to enjoy the fantastic shops and leisure facilities in the city. We understand that safety is key to many people which is why these new designs look to incorporate not just improved facilities but also CCTV cameras.”

The feedback received during this public engagement will inform the designs for the scheme, which will be considered by Cambridge City Council later this year.

To have your say on the proposals visit www.greatercambridge.org.uk/qat and complete the online survey.

People can also email further comments to consultations@greatercambridge.org.uk.

The public engagement closes at midday on Friday 1 March.

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