Lorry ban for Maid's Causeway

July 18, 2007 9:48 AM

Through heavy goods vehicles are to be banned from Maid's Causeway in Cambridge.

The decision to introduce a 7.5 tonne weight limit on Maid's Causeway and Newmarket Road between the Four Lamps and the Elizabeth Way roundabouts was made by Cambridge's traffic committee on Monday. Local Lib Dem councillors and residents in Market ward have been calling for proposals to reduce traffic on this route for some time.

City Councillor Colin Rosenstiel, who represents Market and serves on the Cambridge Traffic Management Area Joint Committee, commented on the decision:

"Residents on Maid's Causeway have long suffered while large lorries have thundered down this residential road. The public consultation showed that there was overwhelming support for a lorry ban and so I'm very pleased that Maid's Causeway will now have a weight limit and that the street will now have a pedestrian crossing. It's particularly apt that the zebra crossing will be located outside the Zebra pub!

"Since 1999 the City Council has been working to reduce traffic in central Cambridge, including this area. Today's decisions should make Maid's Causeway a more pleasant, and safer, road for residents and for pedestrians."

Cllr Colin Rosenstiel

Cllr Colin Rosenstiel

As well as introducing a 7.5 tonne weight limit, a zebra crossing will be installed on Maid's Causeway adjacent to James Street. During the public consultation over the weight limit 74% of respondents supported the ban and 78% supported the provision of a zebra crossing on the road.

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