Friday, 27 November 2015

[Updated] Respect Signs (2)

In  June I reported that "Respect" signs had appeared along the busway maintenance track / bridle path / cycleway. The Council documents said that some larger ones would be placed on the surface of the track.

Quickly after the first signs appeared, some were modified with drawings of horses by people who wanted to make a point that the track is also a bridleway.

This month the larger signs on the track have appeared - one each side of every road junction - and they have been redesigned to include a rather faint horse in the background.

Respect sign at St Ives end of track
It remains to be seen how well they wear.

Update 16 January 2016.

Took this photo today of the one approaching the CRC Bus Stop from Milton Road. It has not taken long for this one to start breaking up.

16 January 2016

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Temporary closure of Foster Road bus stop 27 November

The Foster Road stop on the busway between Addenbrooke's and Trumpington Park & Ride will be closed on Friday 27th November between 10.00 and 15.00 to enable environmental works. Full details here.

This update also contains a link to Christmas and New Year timetable variations.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Accident at Longstanton - again

Details are sketchy, but there's been another accident early this morning at Longstanton, where the Busway crosses the B1050. Just over a couple of months after a similar incident. This one also involves a van. What information there currently is (0900) can be found courtesy of the Cambridge News. According to the County Council's traffic feed on Twitter, the road (and, presumably, the Busway) had reopened by 0800.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Pedestrian killed on Busway

A pedestrian was killed in an accident on the Busway yesterday afternoon (17 Nov) between Swavesey and St Ives. Details continue to come in. For more details you might want to consult the Cambridge News or BBC websites (I've provided links to what were the latest reports as of 1145 on 18 Nov).

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Study on Beneft of Busway on Commuters Health

A study has been published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine examining the health benefits of the guided busway to 469 adult commuters who live within 30km of Cambridge.

It concluded that "Providing a new sustainable transport infrastructure was effective in promoting active commuting" (i.e. walking / cycling.)

Read the details here

Friday, 6 November 2015

Road works affecting busway services 9-12 November

Road works in Houghton Road west of St Ives will cause some delays to evening services on busway route B and cancellation of two journeys on route A.

Full details here.