A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Road Improvement scheme

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A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Road Improvement scheme

Received 09 June 2021
From Tina Yates

Representation

It is vital that all routes for non-motorised users (NMUs) include provision for horse riders. This is a great opportunity to enhance the NMU connectivity as has been done alongside the A1307 with the creation of the new A14. As development continues in Cambridgeshire, safe routes for horse riders have come under pressure and further dualling of the A428 adds to that pressure. The A428 presents a major block for horse riders and other NMU groups trying to go from one side to the other, and prevents connectivity between villages. This opportunity should be used to enhance connectivity so that all NMU groups are encouraged to get outside for exercise and for going between villages. This ability to connect has proved vital for health during the pandemic, and should be enhanced and encouraged. The A14 development demonstrates some good examples of best practice, and this best practice should be followed with the A428. On no account should horse riders have routes truncated by the development, or be placed in danger by the development.