Reward – Lost wedding Ring
On Monday 5th / Tuesday 6th November a wedding ring was lost in Dry Drayton or Bar Hill, or somewhere in-between. It’s a plain, gold, man’s wedding ring and there’s a reward for its return. Please call Matt on 01954 781174 if you find it.
A14 progress on the local connection to the Girton Interchange.
We reported in the last e-mail that, by the end of the year, traffic could be using the new local road from Oakington Road Dry Drayton to the Girton Interchange. Edward Fleming draws our attention to the latest “Drones Over Girton” video on Youtube showing the advanced state of the new local road. Alongside the road is the wide path that will become the new Non Motorised Users (NMU) route. What a shame that to reach this new safe cycling route on a bicycle you have to navigate the busy Oakington Road, scene of at least one cyclist fatality. The latest “Drones over Girton” video is here: Drones over Girton – Building the new A14 – October 2018
Drones over Girton – Building the new A14 – October 2018
This is the October 2018 update for Drones over the A14 project, focusing on the new junction at Girton that is …
The BHDDMadCycle campaign’s website has been updated to show the considerable progress being made towards a safer cycling route into Cambridge through Madingley.
This is not just a matter of convenience, but has a real life saving potential.
As a regular user of the Dry Drayton to Madingley road, and the road from Madingley to Madingley Hill, I am continually amazed by the inconsiderate and dangerous driving of those who feel it is safe to round blind bends, ignore dips with blind spots and overtake cyclists on this narrow country lane at speeds in excess of 50mph. Two of these crazies, travelling in different directions can meet on a blind bend at a closing speed of over 100mph, and clearly don’t give a fig for any poor cyclist who happens to be there. I’ve seen wobbling cyclists overtaken by cars at 50 mph with all of six inches clearance. It is a daily miracle that there are not more injuries on these roads.
The sooner that a new route for cyclists can be found the better. Drivers can then just get on with injuring each other. A new cycle track and a 40mph speed limit might be an even better solution.
We wish the BHDDMadCycle group every success. When the new track is completed, perhaps the group could look at another route to link Dry Drayton to Oakington, from where there are safe cycle tracks to Histon, Girton and Cambridge and to the cycle track beside the guided busway providing connections East and West.