Cambridge Association of Architects Gazette

Cambridge Association of Architects Gazette, Spring/Summer 2016 article on Milton Road by Kieran Perkins.

This article talks about urban design and ideas for Milton Road. You can view this article on pages 14-15 from their website, or you can download the pdf here Download PDF

Milton Road Hustings

Thursday 28 April 2016 7-9pm Chesterton Community College, CB4 3NY

In preparation for the Local Government Elections on 5 May, along with Hurst Park Estate Residents’ Association (HPERA) and the Friends of Mitcham’s Corner (FMC), we invited all 15 candidates standing in Kings Hedges, West Chesterton and East Chesterton to a public meeting to hear their views on the Greater Cambridge City Deal proposals for Milton Road and the impact on the surrounding area.

A full video of the hustings can be found here courtesy of Richard Taylor. A written summary of the evening can be found here.

Hustings Format

  • Brief introduction by the Chair
  • A 90 second presentation by each candidate to state their main priorities if elected
  • Prepared questions on City Deal issues, based on their responses to a questionnaire recently sent out by HPERA. Written answers can be found here on the HPERA website.
  • Open questions from the floor

On Street Parking Controls

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Smarter Cambridge Transport

Smarter Cambridge Transport have come up with a proposal which does not require bus lanes to deal with congestion, but focuses on parking controls in Cambridge.

They have suggested a 6-month experimental city-wide residents parking scheme, with options for locals to choose how it would work in their area. This could be a valuable way of measuring the impact of such a scheme not only on free commuter parking in our neighbourhoods, but on congestion generally (which could argue against bus lanes).

We have the local elections coming up in May, so if you support this approach, please write to your local City and County Councillors and let them know. Find their contact details on our 'Who Can I Contact' page

The First Stage of Consultation Is Now Closed

You can read our response by visiting the Our Response section of the website.

We have also handed in the petition, as described in this Cambridge News article, so that it could be taken into consideration for the first stage of the consultation process. However, we are still collecting signatures and the petition is still open.

Public North Area Committee Meeting

Chesterton Community College Thursday 4th February 2016, 6pm

Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting to ask questions, there was a full house with every seat taken and many people having to stand at the back and along the sides.

The meeeting was filmed by Richard Taylor, and can be viewed at

North Area Committee Meeting

Petition: Save the Trees and Verges on Milton Road

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 which can be quickly and easily signed online.

Please send to anyone you know who would like to sign this.

Click Here to Sign the Petition

There Are Alternatives to Bus Lanes

MRRA meeting on Thursday 21st January 2016

Click here to download the poster for this event

Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting on Thursday. If you missed the meeting, you can still watch the presentations on Youtube, filmed by Antony Carpen by clicking the following links:

Although the opportunity to put forward your views in response to the The 'Call for Evidence' sessions (as part of the Cambridge Access Study) has now closed, the presentations are still available to view. So before you complete your questionnaires and send your replies to the Milton Road Consultation, please consider the ‘call for Evidence’ hearings. For a summary of the ideas, please see the ‘Notes of the Call for Evidence Sessions’ under ‘Evidence Session’, including the power point presentations, via the following link:

If the congestion situation in Cambridge can be improved, there will be no need to expand the bus lanes. We do not want to transform our beautiful tree-lined streets into ugly concrete highways, or divert more traffic through the small residential side roads.