Traffic, parking and transport are the top concerns for residents in Castle. Survey results showed that commuter parking, congestion, cycling and buses were the main worries of the majority of the several hundreds of residents we've spoken to in recent months.
However, many residents also wanted to tell us how much they liked living in the area. "Most people are happy here and mention nothing that bothers them greatly," says Mark Reader, Labour Party Candidate for the city council.
In descending order, the most mentioned concerns were:
- traffic congestion and rat runs
- cyclists and cycling
- buses and taxis
- pedestrian crossings
- anti-social behaviour
Castle ward's green spaces or streets, and public transport services, were the most praised. People also praised shopmobility - and one or two even praised local parking.
Of greatest concern were speeding down Canterbury Street and the narrow pedestrian crossing at the junction between Victoria and Histon Road (which also has very bad traffic flow).
Similarly, says Mark, "there is a general sense of unease about the consequences of big property developments around Cambridge." And "Shared prosperity - with opportunity and affordable housing for all - is a real priority for Cambridge - which the Cambridge Labour Party is committed to do something about"
Residents also stressed to Mark the need for community and activities for the elderly around Castle.
Traffic, parking and transport are the top concerns for residents in Castle. Survey results showed that commuter parking, congestion, cycling and buses were the main worries of the majority of...