Cycle lane, bus lane, box junction, its all here!
It seems that if you want to get onto the cycleway next to the guided bus you need to be on the pavement cycleway here. The cyclelane it seems is for straight on only as the no entry signs exclude only guided buses.
Start of the cycleway alongside the guided bus track.
Busway maintenance track looking towards Milton Road
Busway maintenance track near Cambridge Regional College.
Busway maintenance track at junction for Cambridge Regional College
Covered cycle parking on the busway in Histon
Cycleway and busway looking north out of Histon. A cyclist is riding on the track of the busway.
The Public Bridleway sign here points along the Busway maintenance track to...
St. Ives 11 (miles) and
Impingham (ooops ... should be Impington) 1
Big widemouthed junction on the busway, with cycleway alongside.
Busway - looking towards King's Hedges
Busway looking towards Impington
The destination signage is covered over with sacking material - but the round sign is not - and implies the route is open.
Busway maintenance track - bumpy but rideable surface.
Busway approaching the junction with Park Lane
Guided bus crossing at Park Lane
Buttons to control the pegasus crossing (behind the camera) and a chicane big enough to accommodate a horse, but still unnecessarily and annoyingly narrow. I don't expect it will last long.
This is the guideway of the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway, showing the concrete channel which cyclists will have to lift their cycle in to or over.
Guided bus route north of Longstanton - now with operational traffic lights.
Construction of Guided Busway view from Over Windmill Bridge towards Swavesey May 2008
The new Busway due to be opened soon. Looking towards Windmill Bridge, Over
Cycle parking at the Swavesey stop
Swavesey church from the guided bus route (now with operational traffic lights).
Cycling on the guided bus way was quite popular on the Bank Holiday weekend.
Warning, the old railway bridge over the river river Ouse has been taken down by "Edmund Nuttall" to build a new one for the guided bus. So currently there is no passage to/from St Ives here.
Soon after the worryingly narrow footway on the Ouse Viaduct (photo 18875) the route reaches the eastbound bus stops as a 3m width shared use footway. (Cycle parking is provided on the other side of the busway, off-camera to right.) The pin
Cycle parking at the St Ives P&R
St Ives bypass, at guided bus and cycle route crossing, P+R site behind camera. Here and elsewhere in this development the shared-use footway is faulty, with lamp columns and signposts obstructing a too-narrow surface, and right-angle turns
At Station Road, new construction, only guided buses to be allowed to proceed across the bypass road to the park and ride site and on towards Cambridge. A car trap to be installed. Cycles apparently to join the footway here, to cross the by
There's a car trap on one side of the guided busway, but not on the other...
The guided bus runs only in one direction past the south side of Arbury/Orchard Park.
Cycle parking at Orchard Park guided bus stop
On the cycleway alongside the guided busway at Orchard Park, there are no visible lights for cyclists and pedestrians at road crossings - just the small signs on the nearside columns.
Histon guided busway stop
Histon guided busway station - the cycleway changes side here, with no sign or other indication.
The guided busway surface is only really for mountain bikes at the moment west of Histon (here between noise barriers)
Guided busway fencing removed by local dogwalkers?
Gap in guided busway fencing used by dogwalkers.
Cycling on the guided busway itself is far smoother than on the maintenance track - they should get the track surfaced before the buses start running!
Cycleway beside the guided busway - but you'd fall off the edge of the platform if you did go this way.