The escalating cost of this project has become just as attention-grabbing as the first-of-its-kind-in-the-UK design. Understanding the story here is really important. Continue reading “The ‘cost’ of the Fendon Road roundabout: comparing apples and oranges”
Thoughts on the South Area Committee meeting, 9th March 2020
At last night’s South Area Committee meeting, the most newsworthy items looked like they would be updates on Fendon Road roundabout and Cambridge South station; but it turned into an even more thought-provoking evening…
It’s now three weeks since Fendon Road roundabout was closed. I am continuing to ask questions about the details of the construction phase – and the answers demonstrate yet again the lack of any #JoinedUpThinking when it comes to the implementation of traffic schemes in our neighbourhood. Continue reading “Further ruminations on Fendon Road roundabout”
We are now just over a week away from the start of the latest major infrastructure project to affect the streets of Queen Edith’s. The works associated with the redesign of Fendon Road roundabout start on 9th September and are set to last for eight months.
This has been a long time in gestation and the chosen design has generated considerable controversy, with competing claims about its safety, particularly for cyclists and pedestrians. I don’t intend to re-hash those arguments here, though I will be watching carefully and crossing my fingers and toes that the most alarming predictions are not proved correct when the roundabout re-opens, supposedly in April 2020. Continue reading “Round and round in circles – the Fendon Road Roundabout Redesign”
You may have spotted today’s announcement that Marshalls are proposing to relocate their operations, leaving their Cambridge Airport site ripe for redevelopment. This has potentially huge implications, both for Cambridge as a whole and for Queen Edith’s. Continue reading “Marshall’s move”