West Cambridge Active Travel (WCAT)
West Cambridge Active Travel (WCAT) is a grassroots organisation for the promotion of active travel on and around the West Cambridge Site. Active travel includes walking and cycling, for people of all abilities, and integration with public transport. We work towards the improvement of transport infrastructure (e.g. removal of chicanes, promotion of safe and easily used routes) by engaging with the University (e.g. by writing emails, holding meetings, signing petitions or graces).
- October 2017: West Cambridge outline planning application has been revised, with many changes for the worse. We've made some notes and summaries.
- October 2017: Cavendish III planning application has been submitted to the city, it partly overlaps with West Cambridge outline planning application as well.
- Daniel and Matt attended Discussion 11 July about the SFH. Their statements are available on the Shared Facilities Hub page and will be published in the reporter.
- We are preparing a response to plans for a Shared Facilities Hub as well as the Cavendish III building due 21st July (please send your comments to email@example.com)]].
- We provided comments on the University's travel plan for a new building 11 May 2017
- We provided suggestions to the University for its upcoming Transport strategy 18 April 2017.
- We have released a comment on the Ridgeway 'gate' debacle: Ridgeway 6 April 2017
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- Fill out an online form to indicate your interests
- Join our mailing list.
- Removal of chicanes
- From the Madingley Rise site
- From all University property (through a change in University policy)
- Feedback on West Cambridge Site planning
- Refreshing existing paths with modern standards: separation of walking/cycling, Dutch-style junctions inside the site with walking/cycling priority
- Advocate for improvements to Madingley Road, both east and west, and High Cross junction
- Advocate following the guidance in Making space for cycling
- Coton path
- Get the overpass of the M11 fixed
- Improved approaches
- Northwest Cambridge
- Follow the construction progress and ensure the delivered routes live up to proper standards
- Keep an eye on the design plans for things like bus stops to ensure they are built properly accessible for all people
- Adams Road & Routes to town
- Improve Adams Road for cycling
- Fix junction of Coton path and Adams Road
- Identify and advocate for more alternatives to Garrett Hostel Lane.
- Site security
- Identifying social safety problem spots (e.g. isolated paths, poorly lit areas)
- Tracking incidences of cycle theft
- Advocate the use of effective anti-theft measures, such as posters containing eyes
- City Deal
- Responding to schemes such as Western Orbital, Cambourne-Cambridge Busway, and any relevant Greenways.
- Improved cycle parking
- Cycle repair stations for large cycle parking areas
- Improved quality (when short of best practice) and quantity (where presently insufficient).
- Storey's Way
- New surface is slick resulting in crashes in cold weather.
- On street parking should be removed.
- Site Travel Plan Group
- 'Soft measures' to encourage people to use public transport, walk and cycle.
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