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Trees have been cleared to build steps from Orchard Park to the A14 interchange at last - but no ramp, as far as I can see.

Start of reasonably wide shared-use path to the A14 interchange - but there's plenty of space to make it all wide enough.

Route sign and start of narrow shared-use path

Would it be useful to build a short link to the dead-end road on the north side of The Green?

Road closure and link to shared-use path

Private road, clearly used by local dog-walkers - no use to cyclists, but one day it could link to the Cottenham road.

Somehow most of the width of this road has been privatised with just a narrow footpath left.

Somehow most of the width of this road has been privatised with just a narrow footpath left.

Shared-use path and crossing to the new Histon and Impington Park Primary School

Shared-use path south from the new Histon and Impington Park Primary School

Mystery track beside the new Histon and Impington Park Primary School

More covered cycle parking at the new Histon and Impington Park Primary School

Shared-use path and crossing to the new Histon and Impington Park Primary School

Lots of space for motor vehicles to turn at the new Histon and Impington Park Primary School - but plenty of covered cycle parking too.

Safe crossing of the access road to the new Histon and Impington Park Primary School.

Shared-use path to the new Histon and Impington Park Primary School

Path by the new Histon and Impington Park Primary School

Shared-use path to the new Histon and Impington Park Primary School (and path to the left)

High-speed junction made safer and new shared-use path (with sculpture by Tony Hillier) near the new Histon and Impington Park Primary School.

Footway widened for access to the new Histon and Impington Park Primary School

Gun's Lane (bridleway), Histon

Two sets of cycle stands and a disabled space at the St Andrew's Centre, Histon

Firstly this road is still two-way for cycling, and secondly I'm not convinced it's a one-way road just because of the pop-up closure at the far end - I suspect residents may still come out here.

Pop-up one-way closure of rat-run in Histon

Bridleway parallel to the busway route

The shared-use path swings away from the road to cross on a raised platform several car lengths from the main road.

Fairly narrow section of shared-use path in Histon

Footpath in Histon

The shared-use path swings away from the road to cross on a raised platform several car lengths from the main road.

Road closure - this link from the shared-use path could be improved.

The Girton-Histon bridleway arriving at the busway

The Histon to Girton bridleway turns right here - ahead is a footpath

Bikes (buggies, wheelchairs etc) have to be lifted over the logs on the Girton to Histon bridleway

The Girton-Histon bridleway, with various permissive field-edge paths to the right.

The Girton-Histon bridleway was a metalled track once - now the shared-use path along New Road is clearly the preferred route.

The Girton-Histon bridleway was a metalled track once - now the shared-use path along New Road is clearly the preferred route.

At the British Legion in Histon, parked cars restrict access to the seating area and behind that are these wheelbender racks.

Cyclist strapping a new forty inch TV to their bike at the re-opening of Aldi on Histon Road in Cambridge.

Sign needed - Beware Pedestrians Emerging Suddenly

Coming soon - access from the Primrose Lane development, Histon, to the busway

www.glassworldltdcambridge.co.uk van avoids ASL. Just to be clear, this is a very little used junction, the chances this van got here by being held up (on green) then accidentally got caught as lights changed is virtually zero.

Toucan crossing in the way of cyclists. The dangerous road narrowing needs to be removed. See #51288

Toucan crossing in the way of cyclists on Histon Road. See also #51294.

Histon Road. See also #51293

Video of a cyclist on a wider section of Histon Road. See also picture #51292

Many cars overtake far to closely on Histon Road. See also video #51291.

Histon Road Cambridge is narrowed by parked cars. It needs cycle lanes instead of car storage. See also #51290.

Histon Road, Cambridge lacks cycle lanes. See also #51289.

Night ride on the St Ivo Cyclebahn.

See clip at http://youtu.be/hj7q7RLrAx8 This is just a rushed attempt at a pass. When oncoming traffic appears the driver trying to pass me is forced back into me, passing far too close. Also note that I'm just about to turn off the main ... [more]

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

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]

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

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

Crossing Ambrose Way, Histon. Slightly raised crossing for cars.

Solar edge lighting on the Cottenham to Histon cyclepath. Without the edge lighting, it was difficult to see where the grass and ditch began. The photo shows the widened state. The path was previously 18 inches wide here threading be ... [more]

Solar lights on the Cottenham to Histon cyclepath. The high side of oncoming car lights used to leave you temporarily blind, but now you are guided by the solar edge marking. It is extremely effective for safety. You can also now use ... [more]

In-official acces from the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway / St Ivo Cyclebahn to the playing field by Histon Football Club.

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]

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]

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]

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]

Cambridge Cycling Campaign is proposing the addition of a shared-use path (marked in red) from the A14 crossing (south eastern side) alongside the A14 slip road, but behind the barriers and then into Ring Fort Road by the Premier Inn and Or ... [more]

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

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]

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

The well trodden path from the pedestrian crossing over the A14 junction (south-easterly crossing) to the public areas of Orchard Park shows that there is demand for a short cut which would also benefit those using weelchairs, pushchairs an ... [more]

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

Orchard Park primary school and public playgrounds. Covered cycle parking.

A 200 m long shared use path could lead from the A14 Roundabout (Histon junction) to the service access to the west of the Premier Inn hotel.

A 200 m long shared use path could lead from the A14 Roundabout (Histon junction) to the service access to the west of the Premier Inn hotel.

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 etc) with Orchard Park (BMX park, sports g ... [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 well trodden path from the pedestrian crossing over the A14 junction (south-easterly crossing) to the public areas of Orchard Park shows that there is demand for a short cut which would also benefit those using weelchairs, pushchairs an ... [more]

The gate is open and people walk to the roundabout, reducing the distance by 75%. With a 1/20 gradient achievable, it would be good great if those using push chairs, wheelchairs or bicycles could benefit from it, too.

A 200 m long shared use path could lead from the A14 Roundabout (Histon junction) to the service access to the west of the Premier Inn hotel.

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, not the optimal route. The path sho ... [more]

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]

Why go the long way (770 m) if it could be 200 m (less then 5% gradient). See area #31012 and map #10348. Ring Fort Road will be Orchard Park's commercial area with shops and a second hotel.

A direct path from the A14 Toucan crossing (to be upgraded in 2011) to the Premier Inn Hotel, the primary school playground etc would be a descent of less than 9 m over a 200 m distance.

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 Premier Inn Hotel is 770 m distance on the existing path (passing a cyclists dismount sign). It could be reduced to just 200 m, see #31013.

The well trodden path from the pedestrian crossing over the A14 junction (south-easterly crossing) to the public areas of Orchard Park shows that there is demand for a short cut which would also benefit those using weelchairs, pushchairs an ... [more]

At Orchard Road and Mill Lane (and Ambrose Way) the cycleway recedes from the main carriageway, leading on to crossings over speed-tables which will be marked for drivers to give way to cyclists.

New Cottenham - Impington cycle path, with crossings away from the corner. Here a van parked partially into the crossing. See also #30371.

The path width is being doubled to accommodate shared use with bicycles.

The cones artificially show how much room is left for a cyclist using the onroad cycle lane should a passing vehicle be squeezed by an oncoming vehicle. The advisory cycle lane is 116cm wide at its thinnest point.

The end of the Cottenham to Histon shared use cycle path. Joining the carriageway, involves looking and giving way to three different directions - left, ahead, behind. This is an example of how a cycle path can add danger for cyclists a ... [more]

The shared use cyle path. You always wonder if a pedestrian will pop out from the bus shelter.

Every dropped kerb slows down a cyclist and makes cycling harder. It is about 20% faster to use this road and you are not exposed to any cycle path obstructions.

If this cyclist had used the cycle path, they would have to stop to give way to the car. Worst case, they might be flying over that bonnet. A white van is parked on the cycle path in the distance.

At the northern end of Histon on the shared use cycle path. A series of driveways which a car may pop out of. Dropped kerbs to slow you down. In the distance a white lorry has parked on the path.

There is not enough room for two cyclists to pass on the Cottenham to Histon cycle path.

The thinnest part of the Cottenham to Histon cyclepath. That wheel is 27.5 inches, or 2'4" or 70cm diameter. Occasionally you have to dodge 50mph wing mirrors at head height from buses or HGVs.

The thinnest section of the Cottenham to Histon cycle path.

The shared use cycle path near Cottenham Skips. Too thin, too close to the traffic, and dirty. Imagine threading yourself between the 50mph traffic and the ditch, with dust being blown into your face, at night whilst being temporarily ... [more]

The shared use cycle path between Cottenham and Histon. The ditch is very deep. I know of at least one person who has fallen into it. It beats falling into the traffic.

Between Cottenham and Histon on the shared use path near Cottenham Skips. The path is rarely cleaned, sometimes slippery. At night oncoming car lights mean you are temporarily blinded. Seeing the edge of the road, the ditch and any pedes ... [more]

Northbound cycle lane just inside the 40mph zone, Glebe Road, Histon. The cycle lane at this point is 116cm wide. The central hatching area 84cm. The recommended minimum is 2m. See also #27428

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