Milton Road project Copenhagen-style crossing opens in Cambridge

The new Copenhagen crossing at Ramsden Square
-Credit: (Image: Greater Cambridge Partnership)


Work to build a new Copenhagen-style crossing in Cambridge is now complete. The crossing, on Ramsden Square, is one of many upgrades that have been implemented as part of the Milton Road project.

The project, organised by the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP), has run for almost two years. It aims to improve public transportation, cycling and walking options in the area and connect the city with nearby villages.

Copenhagen crossings emphasise that cyclists and pedestrians have the right of way because the footway and cycleway continue across the junction. They help reduce vehicle speeds with ramps and markings.

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The crossing opened to all traffic earlier this year and is one of 10 in the city. Two more are due to be built later this year as part of the scheme.

A spokesperson for the GCP said: "The Ramsden Square Copenhagen crossing, completed earlier this year, is one of several crossings that have been put in place on Milton Road as part of our work to encourage more people to walk and cycle around the city. As set out in the Highway Code, pedestrians and cyclists have right of way when crossing junctions.

"Copenhagen crossings create a continuation of the footway and cycleway across the junction providing better active travel journeys. In total 10 crossings have been completed, with a further two also currently under construction.

"They are at Lovell Road, Fraser Road, Ascham Road, Cook Close, Downham’s Lane, Herbert Street, Kendal Way, Middleton Close, Oak Tree Avenue and Ramsden Square as complete. Work is underway on Birch Close and Hurst Park Avenue with Woodhead and George St still to be constructed."

The Milton Road project is due to be completed by the end of the year. For more information, visit the GCP website here.

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