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Gallery: New Developments Safari

Cycling safari of new developments: Bell School, Biomedical CampusClay and Glebe Farm (Paragon, Skanska, abode, novo), Trumpington Meadows, CB1, Mill, Kaleidoscope, Triangle, Veritas (Weston Homes), Travelodge (Newmarket Road), Riverside, Vie, Union Road, Miller Homes, Orchard Park, NIAB, The Quills. See Cycling safari of new developments. Draft schedule at http://iitm.be/NewDevSaf

This gallery was created on Monday, 10th June 2013

Francis Crisk Avenue and site for new development at Addenbrooke's Hospital, near Papworth Hospital relocation site.

Onstreet cyclelane at the Cambridge Biomedial Campus takes cyclists off the main carriageway and before the roundabout with way to get back onto the cyclelane after the roundabout. See http://iitm.be/NewDevSaf

View from Addenbrooke's access road towards Great Kneighton, site for 2400 dwellings. See also http://iitm.be/NewDevSaf

Swedish developer Skanska provides "Bicycle parking" with Sheffield stands at its sales office for the 128 dwellings they are building at Great Kneighton. Seven Acre Sales Centre, Kingfisher Gardens, off Addenbrooke’s Road, Trumpington ... [more]

House builders like using bicycles in their advertising, unfortunately the facilities on the ground often don't match this enthusiasm.

Confusing mandatory cycle lane on roundabout. Is this pioneering infrastructure from new developers in Cambridge? A TRL/Tfl trial roundabout design on the cheap? Cycle lane forces secondary position when turning right at roundabout but... ... [more]

See clip at http://youtu.be/dDc7j5GyH04 This is a new development and so should be trying to get the best infrastructure possible. It's good that a cyclepath has been created, but it's only as good as its weakest point, of which there ar ... [more]

See clip at http://youtu.be/dDc7j5GyH04 This is a new development and so should be trying to get the best infrastrcuture possible. It's good that a cyclepaht has been created, but it's only as good as it's weakest point, of which there a ... [more]

See clip at http://youtu.be/dDc7j5GyH04 This is a new development and so should be trying to get the best infrastucture possible. It's good that a cyclepath has been created, but it's only as good as its weakest point, of which there are ... [more]

See clip at http://youtu.be/dDc7j5GyH04 This is a new development and so should be trying to get the best infrastructure possible. It's good that a cyclepath has been created, but it's only as good as its weakest point, of which there ar ... [more]

abode development building 306 dwellings at Great Kneighton. Addenbrooke’s Road, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9AS. The giratory is not cyclefriendly, but eventually this development will gain access to the "the Great Kneighton cyclebahn n ... [more]

The abode sales agent Bidwells provides a space for a Zip car but unlike Skanska and Novo didn't bother with cycle parking. This is in keeping

novo development of 286 dwellings at Great Kneighton. Provides two Sheffield stands at its sales office.

Exit from the Novo development at Great Kneighton onto the 40mph Addenbrooke's access road.

Modern British road design with pedestrian crossing at the 2,400 homes Great Kneighton estate and Glebe Farm development. Staged crossing with diversion, a menace to a pedestrian and wheel chair users.

Modern British road design at Great Kneighton (2,400 dwellings), Glebe Farm and Trumpington Meadows (1,350 dwellings). The kind of intersection that you wouldn't want your child to cycle through: http://iitm.be/NewDevSaf

Pavement ends, now join the 40mph Addenbrookes Access Road.

A short, redmac layby. Not sure why. It may be to help cyclists find their way from the gutter to the right turn ASL leading onto the A10. See next #49353.

Sign post to city centre and Hauxton at the southern fringe. The road layout has many mistakes and is very unfriendly: Interrupted pavement cycle way ("no entry"), anti pedestrian surfaces, staged crossings with fences. See http://iitm.be/N ... [more]

This offstreet, redmac cycleway looks like a one-way cycletrack, no way to reach the city centre bound track starting less than a hundred yards away. Pedestrians have the choice between the lawn and the anti-walking surface. This new layout ... [more]

According to Countryside Properties cycling falls under playing (see billboard). Looking at the cycleways leading to town (or lack of them) cycling will be renegated to "playing". This indicates a one way cycleway, the northbound offstreet ... [more]

A modern British crossings design between the future Hauxton path (and the primary school in Trumpington Meadows) to the west and Great Kneighton and the Addenbrookes access road to the east of the A10. A staged crossing with lots of fences ... [more]

The southern fringe is three miles to Cambridge. Major developments in the area are Great Kneighton with 2,400 dwellings, Glebe Farm and Trumpington Meadows with 1,350 dwellings. See http://iitm.be/NewDevSaf

The "buses only" would be the direct route for cyclists coming from Hauxton or the Addenbrooke's Access Road to the bus stop at the P&R, Trumpington Meadows and the Great Kneighton Cyclebahn. But cyclists were not considered.

Trumpington Meadows by Barratt Homes. Phase 1 with 350 dwellings is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014. Total 1,200. Apparently no access from here, though further up the "Except Authorised Vehicles" section it indicates two way c ... [more]

The Barratt Homes sales office at Trumpington Meadows provides Sheffield stands. However, a sales agent, when asked how to cycle from Trumpington Meadows to the railway station suggested the car route, apparently unaware of the "Great Kneig ... [more]

Access to the "Great Kneighton Cyclebahn" near Trumpington Meadows. Barratt Homes sales agent recommended using the guided bus to the railway station or cycling the car route (Trumpington Road, Long Road), apparently unaware of the 2 1/4 mi ... [more]

Kaleidoscope (Crest Nicholson development on Fitzwilliam Road, Cambridge, CB2 8BN) is right by the "Great Kneighton cyclebahn" with no access to it yet.

Brookgate CB1 development and "Mill". See http://iitm.be/NewDevSaf .

Brookgate CB1 development and "Mill". See http://iitm.be/NewDevSaf .

New residents at the NIAB site are already using the well designed redmac cyclelane .... Just press the button at the entrance to the cycle lane and all the parked cars will disappear... See redmac cyclelane #50023. See new developments on ... [more]

The NIAB development was touted with ambitious targets for a high share of sustainable, non-motorised travel. Here the redmac cycle lane on Lawrence Weaver Road, the main access from Huntington Road. See also redmac cyclelane as car park #5 ... [more]

It is not that there arn't any bicycles at the Darwin Green (former NIAB site ) development, they just don't seem to have anywhere to go... See also redmac cyclelane as car park #50020 . New developments in and around Cambridge http://iitm. ... [more]

Red-mac cycle lane on Lawrence Weaver Road is used as a car park, with the driver of this metallic blue Honda Jazz with number plates LD07 TZT parking his "motor" right on a bicycle sign. I would only find such give way to pedestrians ok ... [more]

The redmac cyclelanes on the NIAB access road provide space for a smooth corner for faster motor travel access into and out of sideroads. Bad, it requires a much closer angle to slow turning traffic and the redmac cyclelane has to continue ... [more]

Bollard off the central spine cycle way by the Community Centre in Orchard Park

This appears to be a shared use cycle path but there are no signs to confirm this

The shared use path to left and right doesn't continue down the side road here (presumably, based on surface colouring) but there are no signs showing the end of the cycleway.

Here the Orchard Park shared use path crosses Chariot Way/Circus Drive. The chicane doesn't really help to slow traffic except at busy times, and the low kerbs don't encourage motor vehicles to stay off the pedestrian/cycle areas.

The low bollards on the edge of circus drive need reflective material. Clear markings should give the cycle artery priority over Circus Drive. Orchard Park should become a 20 mph zone. See also #48588.

The cyclebahn next to the Guided Busway should have automatic detector loops at all crossings of side roads like Graham Road or Chieftain Way #48530.

Lots of chicanes are discouraging cycling. It is all about keeping Kings Hedges Road free for cars to speed through.

Lots of chicanes are discouraging cycling. It is all about keeping Kings Hedges Road free for cars to speed through.

Cycleway on the Guided Bus maintenance track at Orchard Park is signed here as segregated use. No it isn't, it's shared as on the other 16 miles. Sign needs to be changed.

Black then Red surfaces, yet the sign says dismount. I think these signs need turning around! It was still the wrong way around in April 2013 as can be seen from the opposite side #48540.

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