Cllr Meschini at Cameron Road
Cllr Meschini at Cameron Road

I am delighted that my application for traffic and speed calming measures to be introduced in the Cameron Road and Northfield Avenue area has been accepted by the County Council’s Local Highways Improvement panel.

Despite the closure of the Ship pub, the adjacent car park has continued to be a popular meeting space for motorcycle and car racers. Residents in the area have continued to report speeding problems, which culminated in a speeding vehicle crashing into a residential property on Northfield Avenue two years ago and almost killing the resident, who was miraculously not sitting in his living room, or he would have died.

The area around the Ship pub is residential, and has community destinations such as North Arbury Chapel. The area has a large percentage of elderly/vulnerable residents. They deserve better than being threatened or awoken at night by speeding vehicles.

Now that the funding is secured, I look forward to consulting with residents on the best way to deliver measures to keep everyone safe from speeding vehicles as they go about their day. These measures can include the installation of raised features such as speed cushions to reduce vehicle speed, the use of Mobile Vehicle-Activated Signs (MVAS) to advise vehicles of their speed (the area remains a 20 mph zone), and the general improvement of road signage. I hope that this is a positive step towards making North Cambridge a safer place for the community to walk and cycle around.


County Councillor for King’s Hedges

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