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Anyone know when the council will be deciding on the new cycle bridge?

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Between Chesterton and Ditton Meadow....
Hope they agree to go ahead with the bridge with no further delays.

Published by Priority 23 at 12:31pm on Tue 20th September 2016. Viewed 3,151 times.

Planning application is here:
http://planning.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/swift/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.Disp...>%20Search%20Results

No decision yet.

Published by Silent Rob at 1:10pm on Tue 20th September 2016.

Apparently, it won't go ahead because cyclists don't pay a tax that nobody's paid since 1936. Or so one of the clever people who comments on CN stories says, anyway.

Published by John Techno at 12:34am on Wed 21st September 2016.

Maybe the next time a driver shouts "Pay some road tax on that thing!" you should reply with "Pay some window tax on that thing!"

Published by Wrongfellow at 1:13pm on Wed 21st September 2016.

That's actually a really good idea!

Published by John Techno at 1:21pm on Wed 21st September 2016.

I've found the response has to be varied depending on the location - if we're at a stop, or come to one soon afterwards, I like to give them both barrels of the 'You realise 'road tax' doesn't exist...' argument. But if we're in motion I've recently found that simply pandering to their lack of understanding and using the same language with a 'I do, for the car I left at home!' works quite well and frequently stumps them from further response.

Other fun responses I've found, dependent on the situation and behaviour of the driver include: 'Get fucked you absolute cunt!' and 'Why don't you try and think of another scenario when would you consider it acceptable to shout at a stranger in public and then shut the fuck up'.

There's also, from the other perspective, a bat-shit crazy woman who I often see cycling at speed through every red light and junction on the morning commute from Histon to Castle Hill who, when someone shouts out at her for almost getting herself killed/causing an accident, chases down the perp and screams obscenities at them until they give up trying to explain she's in the wrong or simply need to turn off.

Published by R0B3RT at 11:01am on Fri 23rd September 2016.
This reply has been edited, last edit at 3:53pm on Fri 23rd September 2016.

Other fun responses I've found, dependent on the situation and behaviour of the driver include: 'Get fucked you absolute cunt!' and 'Why don't you try and think of another scenario when would you consider it acceptable to shout at a strangers in public and then shut the fuck up'.

:D

Published by Boudicea Bambaataa at 2:19pm on Fri 23rd September 2016.

I sent an email in support of the bridge and got this today:

Dear Sir/Madam
Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992 -Regulation 3
Proposal: New pedestrian and cycle bridge across the River Cam, including access ramps, lighting, steps, paths to the public highway, landscaping, replacement of the jetty, and flood compensation areas. Location: Land between Ditton Walk and Fen Road, ac ross Ditton Meadows and the River Cam, Cambridge Application No: C/5005/16/CC
Thank you for sending us your comments on the aboveplanning application. I can confirm that they will be taken into account when a decision is made by the County Council’s Planning Committee in due course. Once we have a precise date at which this application will be considered by our Planning Committee, I will write to you again to set out how you may register to speak.
On the basis that a number of the comments received inrelation to this application actually relate to the wider Chisholm Trail, rather than just to this application, I thought that it would be useful to clarify the following to avoid any misunderstanding:
(1)The Bridge application (C/5005/16/CC) will be determined by the County Council’s Planning Committee as it is not a City Deal project and therefore does not fall within the terms of reference for the Joint Development Control Committee (JDCC). However, the Chisholm Trail is a City Deal Project which means that it will be determined by JDCC; (2)It is noted that a petitionhas beensubmitted to the City Council in relation to the Bridge application (C/5005/16/CC) to allow a Development Control Forum (DCF) meeting to take place ahead of JDCC, whichis not relevant to the County Council’s Planning Committee. Therefore whilst the information
My Ref: C/5007/16/CC Your Ref: Date: 16-Sep-2016 Please ask for: Elizabeth Verdegem Direct Dial: 01223 703569 E-mail: planningdc@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Growth & Economy Economy, Transport & Environment Cambridgeshire County Council Box No SH1315 Shire Hall Cambridge CB3 0AP CB3 0​
contained within the petition will be considered when a decision is made by the County Council, a DCF will not take place. The lead petitioner will be contacted by the City Councilto explain this further; (3)Comments made on the Bridge application (C/5005/16/CC) will only be considered in the determination of that application and will not becarried across to any other application, which includes the Chisholm Trail application. Therefore if you wish your points to be considered in relation to the Chisholm Trail application, these will need to be submitted before the close of the consultation period; (4)The consultation period for Chisholm Trail application(C/5007/16/CC)is due to close next Wednesday (28 September 2016). However, to ensure that there is time for you to consider whether you wish to also make representations in relation to the Chisholm Trail application following this update notification, we are prepared to extend the consultation period from 28 September 2016 until Friday 7 October 2016.
I hope that this clarifies the situation. However, if you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kind regards«Name»
Emma
Business Manager, County Planning Minerals and Waste

Published by Priority 23 at 8:52am on Mon 26th September 2016.

https://www.camcycle.org.uk/newsletters/128/article4.html

More info here on the Chisholm trail and the planned bridge....

Published by Priority 23 at 12:31pm on Mon 10th October 2016.

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