I have made a Freedom of Information request to get the data, but until then the only source I can find is via the newspaper.
Issuing tickets to cyclists by crackdowns and local Police priorities is common in Cambridge. Some of those tickets will be justified but others will not. I have previously argued that simply ticketing cyclists in Cambridge for being on the footway is not a sound strategy. Councillors should be looking to understand the root cause of footway cycling and its level of harm in a particular location.
To learn something, I have combined three datasets for a very rough correlation.
- Cycling on Footway tickets. Three years.
- Amount of collisions pedestrians and cyclists are involved in. Note, the majority of these will be cars colliding with pedestrians or cyclists. Three years, STATS19 data.
- Speeding tickets, mostly from automated cameras. Unspecified amount of years in the FOI.
|Road & Desc||Tickets||Collisions
(ped or cycle)
|Milton Rd/Arbury Rd junction||9||(repeat data?)|
|Huntingdon Rd||6||33 est||350|
|Sidney Street, Petty Cury, Histon Road||4||Histon Rd=19||Histon Rd=583|
|Magdalene Street, Round Church Street, Silver Street, Jesus Lane, Burleigh Street||4|
|East Road, Mount Pleasant, St Andrew’s Street, Trinity Street, Union Lane||2||16 est|
|Panton Street, Parkside, Regent Street, Warkworth Terrace, Northampton Road||1|
- Arbury Road - hostile rat run, riding feels like you are on a motor racing track. Start/stop shared use paths.
- Mill Rd - congested busy, hostile road, particularly at rail bridge where cyclists are slowly ascending. Aggressive taxis.
- Milton Rd/Arbury Rd junction - shared-use paths join here. Unclear signage led to cyclists being unfairly ticketed. Busy A road, artery into the city. Very common for follow through Red light jumping cars. Cyclists sharing pedestrian phase
- Milton Rd - Mostly shared use with a few gaps where timid cyclists will have to move onto arterial roads.
- Huntingdon Rd - Major artery, speeding traffic. Pinch point traffic islands. Popular quiet cycling routes cross this road via staggered routes. Tempting to cycle to nearby pedestrian crossings help get across safely, eg near Storeys Way. Illegal to cycle to?
- Sidney Street - part of the awkward city centre one-way system.
- Petty Cury - no excuse, clearly a pedestrian shopping zone.
- Histon Road - frightening bus corridor with dangerous 1.0m cycle lanes.
- Magdalene Street - scenes of conflict all round. Student rush often brings cyclists ignoring direction priority but also taxis and buses driving aggressively at cyclists.
- Round Church Street - part of the awkward one-way system but also part of the bus routes.
- Burleigh Street - part time cycling restrictions.
- East Road - Can be hell for cycling. Its an inner ring road threaded though a shopping area, past Anglia Ruskin University, with some of it dual carriageway.
- Other locations are unremarkable. Tickets here a low in number.