The City Council wants your views on three things:
(1) To made a “raised table” in the road, i.e. a long speed hump. Travelling from Grantchester to Newnham, this would be just before the entrance to the rugby club on the left, and almost alongside the blue-painted wooden pavilion in the playing field on the right.
(2) Once you pass the rugby club, you next pass Fulbrooke Road on the left and then Selwyn Road on the right. At the entrance to Selwyn Road, there is already a small “build out”, which is like a big bollard. The proposal is to make this bollard bigger, both in the middle of the turning and just before it, to narrow the road at that point and hence slow down cars.
(3) To reduce the speed limit. Currently, coming from Grantchester, there speed limit only reduces at the 30mph sign just by the turning to the rugby club. The proposal is to move the 30mph sign about 50 yards towards Grantchester, and then create a short new 40mph ‘buffer zone’ starting 150 yards further towards Grantchester, which would thus be along the edge of most of Downing College’s sports ground.
There is a very simple form to fill in and return, with just three questions (“do you agree with each of the three measures: yes/no?”) and boxes for brief comments on each measure. The consultation ends on 11 February, which is very soon. I have asked for it to be extended, but at the time of writing do not know if that will be possible.
Francis Burkitt, District Councillor