New Babraham path gives access for all
Two years ago a cycle path along the A505 from Whittlesford station was built to enable people to cycle from the station to the tech-hubs at Granta Park and at the Babraham Institute. But for security reasons the path did not run through the Institute itself. Now after lots of patient discussion between the parties, there is a path through the grounds of the Institute, and it is open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders too.
I took part in that very long cycle ride two years ago and last Friday I was very pleased to do a shorter cycle ride to mark the opening of the new route that in effect closes the loop. We set off from Whittlesford village hall, and arrived in a pelaton to observe the opening of the path, and then cycled back for tea and cake. Well done to the county council who have worked on this project, and to the Institute for being flexible and accommodating.
There is more about the path and a video of the route http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/watch-new-250000-cycle-route-12554097
I don't believe in cycleways for their own sake - this cost £250,000 - but I do believe this will be an amenity for local people to walk through the grounds, and for cycling commuters getting to the bio-tech equivalent of atom-splitting work too.