November 14 2016
Following an attempt at a cycling-friendly roundabout in 2014 the UK’s cycling city seems to have got it right…
A Dutch-style roundabout was given approval last week to improve a collision blackspot in Cambridge, in what local campaigners are calling a “step change” in standards for cycling infrastructure.
The radical transformation of the Queen Edith’s Way/Fendon Road Roundabout was proposed following 14 cyclist-car collisions in five years, along with improved cycle lanes on two of the roads leading to the junction.
The roundabout is part of an important route to local schools, Peterhouse Technology Park, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Biomedical Campus, and the roads leading off the roundabout will see new cycle lanes too. Cambridgeshire County Council says the junction was a major barrier to cycling and walking, and says it will “achieve a very high quality design” as it finalises the details.