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Gallery: Orchard Park Ring Fort Path

The County Council is developing proposals for improving cycle & pedestrian access across the A14/B1049 interchange. Funds (£485,000) are earmarked to replace the traffic lights at the crossing over the A14 slip roads on all four sides, including upgrading them to toucan crossings.

We propose to also add a shared-use path from the A14 crossing (southeastern side) alongside the A14 slip road behind the barriers and then into Ring Fort Road by the Premier Inn and Orchard Park school. This would make the journey to the local amenities quieter and about 570 m shorter.

"Ring Fort Path" will be a vast improvement for residents of the western area of Orchard Park wishing to travel to for example the Holiday Inn Lakeview hotel (e.g. health club), IVC & the Sports Centre, Histon FC, Histon & Impington Recreation ground and the offices at Vision Park. For example, the distance from the Premier Inn Hotel to offices at Vision Park would be reduced to well below 1 mile.

The County Council is consulting on the route options for Ring Fort Path with a short questionnaire at http://iitm.be/RingFortConsult Please add your voice!

More details at http://www.camcycle.org.uk/campaigning/issues/ringfortpath/

This gallery was created on Friday, 27th May 2011

Dr Michael Cahn walking up the Ring Fort Path, which urgently needs to be upgraded for bicycles , pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Proposal for Ring Fort Path as a zigzag path with two to three sections (one or two bends) build with gabions and descending into the play area at the end of Ring Fort Road. Please note that the red mark is an initial sketch and not to scal ... [more]

The walking and cycling distance from Premier Inn Orchard Park to the Holiday Inn Impington could be cut in half with a new path alongside the A14 slip road. Many people walk down the descent into the public sport grounds at Orchard Park, ... [more]

From here to the Premier Inn Hotel and Ring Force Road is 770 m distance on the existing path (passing a cyclists dismount sign). It could be reduced to under 200 m, see #31013

A 200 m long shared use path could lead from the A14 roundabout (Histon junction, see #31013) to the service access to the west of the Premier Inn hotel, connecting Histon (Holiday Inn, Vision Park, IVC, Swimming Pools etc) with Orchard Par ... [more]

Jim Chisholm proposes a zigzag route build with gabions to enforce the embankment and reduce the costs of a "Ring Fort Path" down to the play area.

For cyclists the distance to Orchard Park, Kings Hedges, Regional College, Chesterton, Abbey, Arbury Road could be reduced and moved away from the 40 mph road. See Ring Fort Path idea http://iitm.be/OrchardPath

Illustration ot the area. From Histon to the Hotel, school and public areas of Orchard Park have to walk and cycle 770 m distance all around this area to get there. Note that the shortcut section is not the ideal route, but where people are ... [more]

Illustration ot the area. From Histon to the Hotel, school and public areas of Orchard Park it is only 200 m distance with a descent of less than 9 m. Note: The yellow line is based on GPS tracking data, the red line indicates the proposed ... [more]

The well trodden path from the pedestrian crossing over the A14 junction (south-easterly crossing) to the public areas of Orchard Park. The parish council recognizes the demand for a short cut and is taking down parts of the fence, see #378 ... [more]

The Orchard Park Parish Council is currently making a passage taking down a section of the fences (where Jim Chisholm stands) for people to reach the embankment on foot. See also #37841,

Provisional path from the A14 interchange crossing at Histon/Impington to Ring Fort Road, see also #41777.

Provisional path from the A14 interchange crossing at Histon/Impington to Ring Fort Road, see also #37840. For details see http://iitm.be/ringfortpath .

Ring Fort Path route as proposed by Orchard Park Community Cllr Blair. The even part of the embankment is 3.50 m wide behind the barriers, but narrows further down. See also #31619.

The Highways Maintenance service access is at least 3.50 m wide between the electricity substation and the column in the pumping station wall. As seen from the opposite side #31617

The Highways Maintenance service access is at least 3.50 m wide between the electricity substation and the column in the pumping station wall. It already has one of the best flush kerbs in Orchard Park... As seen from the opposite side #3 ... [more]

Ring Fort Path route as proposed by Orchard Park Community Cllr Blair. Routed along near the play areas at Orchard Park it may help to prevent vandalism in this otherwise remote corner behind the recycling station and the changing rooms. In ... [more]

Ring Fort Path route as proposed by Orchard Park Community Cllr Blair. Ring Fort Path route as proposed by Orchard Park Community Cllr Blair. Routed along near the play areas at Orchard Park it may help to prevent vandalism in this otherwis ... [more]

Cycle parking under a roof right at the entrance to the Premier Inn Hotel in Orchard Park. The travelling distance to Histon, Vision Park and the Holiday Inn hotel could be reduced by 550 m, see For pictures of the Orchard Path proposal se ... [more]

Orchard Park primary school and public playgrounds with the A14 Histon Junction roundabout in the far background.

Ring Fort Path proposal for Orchard Park: http://iitm.be/ringfortpath

Orchard Park Community Councillor and Chair of Governors at Orchard Park Community Primary School Clare Blair and Cambridge Cycling Campaign Committee Member Vanessa Kelly inspecting possible routings for Orchard Path. See also http://iitm. ... [more]

Ring Fort Road at Chieftain Way (which will host another hotel and a supermarket). Orchard Park Community Councillor and Chair of Governors at Orchard Park Community Primary School Clare Blair favours routing Ring Fort Path to the left, pas ... [more]

Cambridge Cycling Campaign are petitioning the County Council to build a path for pedestrians and cyclists which would run from the A14 crossing (southeastern side) alongside the A14 slip road behind barriers and then into Ring Fort Road by ... [more]

County Councillor David Jenkins signing the petition for Ring Fort Path: http://www.camcycle.org.uk/campaigning/issues/ringfortpath/ The petition has been signed be many residents and Councillors from several political parties.

Klaas Brümann (CCyC), Clare Blair (Parish Councillor Orchard Park), Shirley Fieldhouse (CCyC) and Yemi Macaulay (Leader of the Orchard Park Parish Council) at the Cambridge Cycling Campaign stall at Orchard Park in support of Ring Fort Pat ... [more]

Cllr Bates, Cabinet Member for Growth and Planning receiving the "Ring Fort Path" petition from lead petitioner Vanessa Kelly. Also in the picture Cllr Bygott (SCDC) and campaigners. CamNews on "Ring Fort Path" http://iitm.be/cnRFP - pet ... [more]

From right to left: Councillor Ian Bates (Member for Growth and Planning), Dearbhla Lawson (Head of Transport & Infrastructure), Klaas Brümann (Cambridge Cycling Campaign) with Mike Davies (Team Leader Cycling Projects) at the front coming ... [more]

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