The Level Crossing on Fen Road in Chesterton is busy and set to get ever busier. With the barriers sometimes down for lengthy periods residents and businesses on Chesterton Fen feel shut out. They deserve better. Many, including children, risk their lives daily jumping the barriers. Network Rail are doing what they can to make things better but in the long run the only thing will help is alternative road access to the homes and businesses on the far side of the level crossing, so that the crossing can be closed.
We believe the proposed redevelopment of the Cowley Road sewage works for housing is an opportunity to address this problem once and for all.
(It's also important that we all respond to the formal consultation on this new development;if you sign this petition we'll get back to you with specifics of what will be helpful to include in your consultation response!)
We the undersigned ask Cambridge City Council to provide in the Northern Fringe East plans:
- Excellent pedestrian and cyclist access over or around the level crossing
- A road bridge connecting the Northern Fringe East developments to homes and businesses on Chesterton Fen.
- A plan with Network Rail for the closure of the level crossing.