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The Cambridge city wards of Chesterton and Abbey could be linked by a new pedestrian and bike bridge if councillors approve the project. The £4.5 million route would link land between Ditton Walk and Fen Road across Ditton Meadows and the river in Cambridge. The 44-metre long bridge would precede the arrival of the new Cambridge North train station later this year. Cambridgeshire County Councillor Ian Bates, chairman of the economy and environment committee, said: "This bridge will provide a vital and safe link for cyclists and pedestrians to jobs, transport hubs such as rail and education. We know in...

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Councillors are opening up a can of worms by proposing road advantages to electric bikes and cyclists in the bike-friendly city of Cambridge. According to a report to Cambridgeshire County Council: ‘Allowing cyclists to be exempt from no-entry restrictions, and to travel both ways on one-way streets, is a cost effective and easy way of expanding the city cycle network. With better permeability for cyclists it also encourages residents to cycle, rather than use a car for short, local journeys.’ Although all cyclists want infrastructure to improve around the country, I don’t think changing the rules of the road for...

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