Milton Road Residents Association
Welcome to the Milton Road Residents Association of Cambridge UK. Formed in December 2015, we aim to help local residents in North Cambridge to maintain and improve the area that we live in.
We believe that the current City Deal proposed changes to Milton Road are not in the interest of residents of Cambridge and that a better solution can be found that is good for everyone.
Milton Road LLF
The recent Milton Road LLF has seen the local councillors pass a selection of resolutions to be recommended to the City Deal Board.
A joint partnership between MRRA, HPERA, and the Cambridge Cycle Campaign has resulted in the creation of the 'Do Optimum' alternative to the City Deal's 'Do Something' proposal. The new Do Optimum proposal has been discussed and a resolution has been passed by the Milton Road LLF to recommend the Do Optimum proposal to the City Deal board. A joint statement by the 3 groups has been released and can be found here.
The Do Optimum proposal was presented to the LLF by Matthew Danish. A summary of the Do Optimum proposal can be downloaded here Download PDF
The LLF has also voted to recommend a selection of other proposals to the City Deal board, including:
- Reject the closure of Union Lane
- Two way cycle lanes near schools
- A roundabout design for the Elizabeth Way/Highworth Road junction
- Segregation of pedestrians and cyclists from motor traffic by trees and verges.
- Walking and cycling priority at minor road junctions
A full copy of the agreed resolutions can be downloaded here Download PDF
The Joint Assembly will consider these resolutions at their meeting on 7th June, and the Executive Board on 15th June. Meeting are open to the public and more details can be found on our Events Page.
A full video of the LLF can be viewed here thanks to Richard Taylor.
Become a Member
Membership is free and is open to all residents of Milton Road aged 18 and over. All Milton Road Residents Association members will be invited to our upcoming annual general meeting and will be entitled to vote on Milton Road Residents Association matters.
Petition Presented To Cambridge County Council
Cambridgeshire County Council required at least 3000 Cambridgeshire residents' signatures to debate the petition as part of a full council meeting. The online petition, along with our paper petition, has surpassed this goal. On 19th July 2016, the Milton Road Residents' Association Chairman presented the petition for discussion to the County Council.
By the end of the meeting the councillors voted in favour of a motion from Councillor Jocelynne Scutt for the following recommendation:
'We want a commitment from the City Deal Assembly and the City Deal Board that if, in the end, construction requires removal of any single one of the trees in Milton Road, then the City Deal monies return to Milton Road mature trees lining Milton Road’s verges making Milton Road the impressive vista it should be, a lead-in to Cambridge of which we – all of us – whether Cambridge City or from the County as a whole can be proud.'
A further motion by Councillor Ian Manning recommending the City Deal to consider other options for Milton Road was rejected by the councillors:
'This council wishes to express its opposition to any plan that will result in the removal of the majority of trees on Milton Road. Further the council believes that measures contained in the City Deal do not represent an efficient or desirable way to tackle congestion and ask that more options be considered in the public consultation.'
Current City Deal Proposals
The executive Board has approved the road layout recommended by the City Deal. Watch the full video of the meeting here where the proposals were unanimously approved.
The City Deal has proposed 3 lanes and in some places 4 lanes of traffic along Milton Road. They are also proposing to close Union Lane at the junction with Milton Road, banning right turns into Elizabeth way and also remove the Elizabeth way roundabout. More details of their recommendations can be found at the City Deal -> Milton Road Proposals section of this site.
For our latest updates on the City Deal proposals for Milton Road please read our News section.
Find Out why we have been tying Yellow Ribbons on Trees
Petition: Save the Trees and Verges on Milton Road, Cambridge, UK
If you haven't signed one of our paper petitions yet, you can sign our online petition instead! We have created an online petition on change.org which can be quickly and easily signed online.
Please send http://www.miltonroadra.org/mrra-petition to anyone you know who would like to sign this.