Cherry Hinton Road Walking and Cycling Improvements

Image of Cherry Hinton Road looking towards Hills Road

We would like your views on possible highway improvements along Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, to make it safer and more attractive for walking and cycling.

Cherry Hinton Road is a key local commuter route in Cambridge, with approximately 2000 cyclists and 1500 pedestrians travelling along the road every day. The area hosts a vibrant mix of shops, services, places to eat and residential properties. The road is used by people as a route to the train station, city centre, and locations along Hills Road.

We would like your views about the area, which will feed into our plans to make safety improvements to the cycle routes, pavements, parking options and bus-stops for those travelling along Cherry Hinton Road.

Currently there is a shared use foot and cycleway on the north side between Derby Road and Perne Road but cyclists must give way at side roads, and there is no cycling provision on the south side of the road.

In June 2015, we carried out a public consultation on Cherry Hinton Road and Queen Edith’s Way. The survey highlighted the multi-functional use of Cherry Hinton Road, with three quarters of respondents using it as a route to work, school or the city centre, with nearly half either stopping or making the road their destination to visit the local shops and amenities. We also talked to businesses between Hills Road and Coleridge Road in March 2018 to understand their specific needs.

Based on all of this feedback we have produced some options for possible cycling and walking improvements, which we would now like you to comment on.


Please read the consultation leaflet on the right and then respond to the survey below. You may do this anonymously if you would like to. Please note, you may not receive an acknowledgement you have completed the survey if you have not registered for Consult Cambs, but your response will still have been submitted.

If you have any questions, you may contact us on:

  • transport.delivery@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
  • 01223 699069
  • Cycling Projects Team, SH1311, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

We would like your views on possible highway improvements along Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, to make it safer and more attractive for walking and cycling.

Cherry Hinton Road is a key local commuter route in Cambridge, with approximately 2000 cyclists and 1500 pedestrians travelling along the road every day. The area hosts a vibrant mix of shops, services, places to eat and residential properties. The road is used by people as a route to the train station, city centre, and locations along Hills Road.

We would like your views about the area, which will feed into our plans to make safety improvements to the cycle routes, pavements, parking options and bus-stops for those travelling along Cherry Hinton Road.

Currently there is a shared use foot and cycleway on the north side between Derby Road and Perne Road but cyclists must give way at side roads, and there is no cycling provision on the south side of the road.

In June 2015, we carried out a public consultation on Cherry Hinton Road and Queen Edith’s Way. The survey highlighted the multi-functional use of Cherry Hinton Road, with three quarters of respondents using it as a route to work, school or the city centre, with nearly half either stopping or making the road their destination to visit the local shops and amenities. We also talked to businesses between Hills Road and Coleridge Road in March 2018 to understand their specific needs.

Based on all of this feedback we have produced some options for possible cycling and walking improvements, which we would now like you to comment on.


Please read the consultation leaflet on the right and then respond to the survey below. You may do this anonymously if you would like to. Please note, you may not receive an acknowledgement you have completed the survey if you have not registered for Consult Cambs, but your response will still have been submitted.

If you have any questions, you may contact us on:

  • transport.delivery@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
  • 01223 699069
  • Cycling Projects Team, SH1311, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

Cherry Hinton Road: Have your say

1. Overall, how far do you support the proposed improvements?
2. How do you mostly travel along Cherry Hinton Road?
3. Do you use the local shops or amenities on Cherry Hinton Road?
4a. How far do you support a new bus stop arrangement at Location A?
4a. How far do you support a new bus stop arrangement at Location A? Strongly support Support Neither support or oppose Oppose Strongly oppose
Option 1: new style bus stop with uncontrolled crossing (no traffic island)
Option 2: new style bus stop with new signalised crossing
Option 3: existing bus stop arrangement with new signalised crossing
4b. How far do you support a new bus stop arrangement at:
4b. How far do you support a new bus stop arrangement at: Strongly support Support Neither support or oppose Oppose Strongly oppose
Location B
Location C
Location D
4c. How far do you support removing the on-road parking at:
4c. How far do you support removing the on-road parking at: Strongly support Support Neither support or oppose Oppose Strongly oppose
Location E
Location F
Location G
Location H
4d. How far do you support changes to the approach to Coleridge Road junction:
4d. How far do you support changes to the approach to Coleridge Road junction: Strongly support Support Neither support or oppose Oppose Strongly oppose
Option 1: continue the cycle lane up to the junction
Option 2: stop the cycle lane before the junction
4e. How far do you support adding 1.5m advisory cycle lanes:
4e. How far do you support adding 1.5m advisory cycle lanes: Strongly support Support Neither support or oppose Oppose Strongly oppose
Between Hills Road and Coleridge Road
Between Perne Road and Wulfstan Way
4f. How far do you support proposals between Coleridge Road and Perne Road:
4f. How far do you support proposals between Coleridge Road and Perne Road: Strongly support Support Neither support or oppose Oppose Strongly oppose
2m segregated cycle lanes
Priority over side roads at junctions for cyclists
Priority over side roads at junctions for pedestrians
New planting between Cowper Road and Perne Road

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8. What is your age range?
9. Do you have a disability which affects the way you travel?
10. How did you hear about this consultation?
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